about me

Photo taken by Anushka Kelkar

i read, write, research, practice theatre, live in bombay, and have an mfa in writing from 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.

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

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

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