My work

My first book, Dark Things Between the Shadow and the Soul, is out now!

My short stories have been published in an anthology from Indireads,The Long and Short of It and Reading Hour a magazine featuring fiction, verse, essays, interviews, and reviews.

My articles have appeared in the Deccan Chronicle; a leading English daily, and I’ve presented my short stories on All India Radio.

I’m now working on my first novel – a paranormal thriller about an ordinary girl caught in a situation beyond her control.

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Take a walk on the dark side…

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My first book, Dark Things Between the Shadow and the Soul, is an anthology of short stories that retells famous legends from Indian mythology—with a twist.

Featuring cross-dressing assassins, were-snakes, gods and goddesses, demonesses and asura kings, this collection of twenty-two short stories will delight lovers of the unusual.

With footnotes and an afterword to each story explaining the mythology to casual readers, Dark Things remixes the traditional to create new stories.

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Indireads’ 1st Short Story Competition 2013 yielded some extraordinary talent, from Musthafa Azeez’s ‘A Plate of Rice’, Neha Puntambekar’s ‘In Exile’, Dr. Roshan Radhakrishnan’s ‘A Second Chance’ to Sudha Kuruganti’s ‘Together Forever’.

Indireads compiled the winners, and the best entries into one compelling anthology, The Long and Short of It, highlighting the immense creativity that exists in South Asia.

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Upcoming work

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When Bhavani first hears someone knocking from inside her mirror, she thinks she’s lost her mind. Trapped in an unbearable home life, stuck in a dead-end job; she’s sure the pressure has finally caught up with her. But the being from the mirror promises to set her life right, and Bhavani thinks to herself: what has she got to lose?

And at first, everything’s perfect.

As time goes by, though, it becomes clear that Bhavani’s reflection isn’t what it seems. It has needs of its own—and some of them are decidedly bloodthirsty.

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