January’s Jaggery Jar

January started on such a centered and peaceful note. And I am so happy to be in my own pace/space :* a. A visit to Tranquebar – Bungalow on the beach b. A haibun workshop at KJ Somiaya college c. A friend’s book launch (Bombay in my Beat, Mrinalini Harchandrai) d. Shooting for a Mumbai…

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My story ‘Noise’ in EXPOUND

My Season’s gift came in the form of ‘Noise’ featured in EXPOUND, with these words from the Fiction Editor: “Congratulations on having your work chosen for EXPOUND ISSUE 12. I handpick every work of fiction we publish, for different reasons and from many entries, and yours was one of my favourites. I have read through it…

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Year 2017: in perspective

This year 2017 was riveting indeed, and I am so very grateful: Went to Scotland (Feb to May) for the Charles Wallace writer’s fellowship and in its sprawling quiet, fell in love with the lime tree, met angels and demons, understood myself, and wrote new kind of poetry. Also, made friends for life. Read new…

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Arcs-of-a-Circle: Events-line up: Friends, you are gorgeously invited! (7-17th December)

The purpose of the Arcs-of-a-Circle Artists’ Residency Mumbai is to provide a snug 10-day crucible for artists’ across art forms to converge and converse around women’s empowerment. The co-organizers for this program are The US Consulate General Mumbai; Akshara Centre – a women’s rights organization; poet and fiction writer Rochelle Potkar. Traversing intersectionality is our other focus….

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November festal

The last month or maybe even before that or maybe even before that, have been spent in a tizzy. I feel like clothes in a washing machine on a never-ending tumble wash! Project managing The Arcs-of-a-Circle Artists’ Residency Mumbai has taught me so much. But it’s sisyphean. It still feels too little, no matter how…

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