about me

Photo taken by Anushka Kelkar

i write poetry and prose, practice theatre, and live in bombay. currently an mfa in writing candidate at the university of san francisco, california, i have previously worked as an entertainment journalist at radio mirchi.

my essay, “The Cockroach and I” is a runner up to the Financial Times/Bodley Head Essay Prize, 2020.

under my initiative, The Bombay Poetry Crawl, i archive all material from the 20th century Anglophone ‘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.

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

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