I am a Canadian of Indian origin and have been an advertising copywriter for several years in India, Bahrain and Canada. Having written two books as commissioned assignments I was encouraged to explore the world of fiction. My articles have been published in The Statesman, Calcutta, India; The Globe and Mail, Canada and The Halifax Chronicle Herald, Nova Scotia, Canada. I also edit and manage a blog ‘Home The Clock Struck One' for my brother who had a stroke a few years ago and a blog of personal writing and interests: I am actively involved as a founding member and director of the Bahrain Writers' Circle.
Writing credits include the following:
- Corpoetry, a collection of light hearted poems about corporate life published December 2014 by Ex-L-Ence Publishing, UK.
- Desert Flower – a short romance based in 1930s Bahrain under the pen name: Zohra Saeed republished by Ex-L-Ence Publishing, UK.
- Five Lives One Day in Bahrain published in 2016. Published by Ex-L-Ence Publishing, UK.
- A contributor to the anthologies:
o My Beautiful Bahrain (Published in 2012 by Miracle Publishing, Bahrain)
o More of My Beautiful Bahrain (2014 Robin Barratt Publishing).
o Poetic Bahrain (Published 2015 by Robin Barratt Publishing)
o Selected for inclusion in Journal VII of Society of Classical Poets
- A poem Birth Pangs appeared in The Society of Classical Poets (May 2018) and an entry in their Rhyming Riddle contest place seventh out of 179 entries.
- A poem was selected for publication in the international competition Poetry Rivals (Published by Remus House, UK) 2012.
- My short story Your rebirth, My death was short listed in The Atlantis Short Story Contest in 2013 and subsequently published by Expanded Horizons.
- A 50-word short story was the winner in a competition held by Oapschat, UK
- I have participated in The Colours of Life an annual poetry festival held from 2012 - 2018.
Reading, writing, cryptic crossword puzzles, cooking and indoor plants.