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(Age 59)  

Books Editor of the Washington Monthly, died on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, surrounded by family and friends.
A keen editor and diplomatic manager of writers, she served as den mother and provisioner of delicious late-night home cooked meals to a generation of young Monthly journalists. "I've never met anyone whose combination of personal goodness, plus intellectual and professional abilities, exceeded Kukula's," journalist James Fallows wrote at The Atlantic.
She was previously Associate Producer for Irv Kupcinet's talk show at WBEZ in Chicago, a staffer at Ralph Nader's Center for the Study of Responsive Law in Washington, and a reporter in the Chicago bureau of US News & World Report.
Married 31 years to her life partner and best friend, Paul Glastris, Editor in Chief of the Washington Monthly, she viewed her children, Hope Sudarshan and Adam Singh, as her greatest accomplishments.
Born in Tibet, she was the daughter of Indian diplomat, Randhir Singh Kapoor and businesswoman, Raj Kapoor of New Delhi. She spent her childhood in India, Senegal, Syria, Germany and Switzerland, before moving to Bloomington, Indiana to attend Indiana University, where her aunt and "maasi," Sudarshan Singh, and uncle, Dr. Paul Singh, were on the faculty.
In addition to her husband and children, she is survived by her sister, Suman Kapoor and brother, Sanjay Kapoor.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., on Monday, September 4 at Church of Redeemer, 6201 Dunrobbin Drive, Bethesda, MD. Please share your memories of Kukula and donate to her favorite charities, listed on her LifePosts.com tribute page at:

Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 3, 2017
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