A Retelling of An Ancient Story

I'm so happy that I'm finally making some progress on a project that's very dear to my heart. For my final project of my creative writing certificate that I'm doing at the University of Toronto, I'm doing my own poetic version of the Ramayana, an ancient Hindu epic that has been in people's minds and [...]

Sons of Roses

I recently had the honour of writing an article for Must be Kismet (a leading South Asian magazine & bridal show in Toronto) about queer weddings, featuring Haran Vijayanathan and Humza Mian, two amazing South Asian men who portray two grooms on their wedding day. The entire article and accompanying photos can be found here: [...]

A Tale of Four Illnesses

Lately I've been seeing the slogan of CAMH's new campaign, "Mental Health is Health." It is very true - mental health is a critical part of our health and there is no difference between mental illnesses and physical illnesses, although they are often treated much differently and there is still a lot of stigma with [...]

Books I Read and Loved in 2017

Here are the Top 10 books I read and loved in 2017! It was a wonderful year for reading, with lots of memorable stories, twists and turns, and inspiring prose. 1. The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin - I initially chose this book for my Toronto book club, long before it became a bestseller. I [...]

Wedding Day

I wrote this story for one of my creative writing classes at U of T. The assignment was to write a story that must be told, that the world should know about. I was inspired by the stories of many girls around the world, especially in India, whose futures are often dictated by society's expectations. [...]