i write
/ fiction (short stories primarily; a novel will take a decade)
/ poetry (?) (spoken word, instapoetry)
/ travel essays

my short story “The Plumage” was recently shortlisted for the Berlin Writing Prize 2019. read an excerpt here.

/ i am a feminist and believe in the fluidity of all things
/ i think about place, space & time
about childhood, sexuality & the sea
/ i’ve gone and come – to some obscure parts of the world
have found home in all of them

/ i was born in Villupuram, an incomplete town in south India
and live now in Berlin, Germany
plotting, writing and living a little

/ i tremble in bed at night with desire for the unknown. i have nothing else