Biography

I spent my formative years in India and consider myself lucky to have had the experience of growing up in four distinct cultures of the west, east and south of the sub-continent. Since then, I lived and worked in India and the US, and traveled to other countries where I have friends and colleagues. My writing is an amalgamation of my interests in culture, travel, and science.

I enjoy experiencing and exploring other cultures, ideas, and customs. I believe a good narrative- fiction or non-fiction- that is told well communicates ideas across borders and cultures, and hopefully results in greater global understanding of diverse veins running through the global human family.

I contribute articles to India Currents, an award winning San Francisco based community journalism initiative serving the Southeast Asian diaspora since 1987. In addition to travel, heritage, and cultural pieces, I contribute general wellness pieces especially as related to the SE Asian community.

I am a Board member of the National chapter of the Women’s National Book Association, USA and am happy to interact with local and national authors to sustain a supportive, inclusive, and creative community.

I travel for pleasure and work, and enjoy experiencing ancient as well as newer cultures. And in addition to volunteering with the Research group at Longwood Gardens, I spend many a quiet hour tending to my bonsais and orchids.