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Hi. Here is a bit about me.
I have a B.A. (Honours) Degree in English Literature, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Film-Making. I am also a Yoga Siromani – I have a certificate that enables me to work as a fully qualified yoga teacher, which I gained at the Sivananda Ashram in Kerala, South India. I am a published novelist and poet and a professional storyteller. I am also a serial entrepreneur!
I have had a somewhat accident-prone life. I have experienced five major accidents, including a severe car crash in Delhi. The worst accident happened when I was twenty-four. At the age of 24 I was in a fire and suffered third degree burns. Extensive skin grafts left my whole body scarred, except for my face and my back. As they say, accidents are no accident, and I learned that during my own personal spiritual journey. Meanwhile, I recovered my well-being and mobility. I went on to work in many fields - I have even managed to work indoors occasionally as a journalist, an advertising copywriter, an arts entrepreneur, an independent theatrical producer, a videographer, a film-maker, a festival organiser, a market researcher, and a customer care representative for a brand of washing powder, during which time I gave penetrating and heartfelt advice on stain removal… until I was fired… .
I have always wanted to be a writer, and so I spent many years developing my talent. I learned how to write in the old-fashioned way – by living on the poverty line for many years while spending all my time writing. I learned about life, I learned about people, I learned about myself, and I learned how to write. I wrote three novels – the first was so bad I binned it. The second wasn’t much better. The third was good. During this time I also wrote poetry - some of which was published in poetry magazines; I wrote short stories and won a short story prize along the way; I wrote and produced plays and screenplays as well.
In 2006 my fourth novel The Virgin Goddess was published by Kennedy & Boyd Ltd. This is what has been said about it:
“The Virgin Goddess is a meticulously researched story of a girl who was selected as the Royal Kumari of Kathmandu, Nepal at the age of four. A Kumari is a girl who is worshipped as a living goddess. The author reveals a clear-eyed understanding of the deep spiritual knowledge that nourishes this cultural practice. It is a beautifully written, perceptive and witty tale of a goddess who learns how to become a human being….”
Please click on this link to check it out: The Virgin Goddess
My Collection of Short Stories called Some of the Places I Visited in Hell was published in May 2012 by JustFiction Edition.
Please click on this link to check it out: Some of the Places I Visited in Hell
My collection of poetry called "Poems about Love and Life and Staring Out of Windows at Trees" was published in August 2012. It is available on Amazon.com and also in India through Cyberwit.net.
Please click on this link to check it out: Poems about Love and Life and Staring Out of Windows at Trees
I also make poetry videos. If you would like to view some that I have made, please go to My Amazon Author Page
My collection of poetry called "Poems about Love and Life and Staring Out of Windows at Trees" is now available. Please do check it out!