I am a student of Applied Art and have spent 20 years as an Art Director, looking for creative ways to sell everything from colas to candy and ice creams to face creams. I worked in advertising agencies in India and abroad till the claims of motherhood became more demanding than the excitement of the ad world, and I decided to spend more time at home with my daughter and son.
Subsequently, a spate of free-lance design and writing assignments encompassed brochures, corporate identity design, store design, and a coffee table book on India. I am creative consultant to Tamarind Tours, a Destination Management Company, which gives me the opportunity to indulge my passion for travel. I have spent a lot of time travelling and absorbing all kinds of world cuisine, which led to a spate of food writing and a recipe book I ghost wrote for a nutritionist.
Along the way, I discovered there was a world beyond graphic design, and ventured seamlessly into writing fiction. My first novel was published four years ago, and I have since written four more.
I live partly in Mumbai and partly in Dubai. My interests include painting, photography, cooking, meditation and spiritual pursuits.