about me

i write and practice theatre, live in bombay, and am an mfa in writing student at the university of san francisco, california.

under my initiative, the bombay poetry crawl, i archive all material related the 20th century ‘Bombay Poets’. i take people on walkthroughs of the city, bringing to life poems written in different parts of bombay, and host panel discussions on various poets, open mics, and various other literary events.

my essay, “The Cockroach and I” (published by Penguin Random House) was a runner up to the Financial Times/Bodley Head Essay Prize, 2020.

currently a consulting writer at condé nast india, i have previously worked as an entertainment journalist at radio mirchi.

and i write because, well, it’s all that i can really do.

[Photo taken by Anushka Kelkar]

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