I am an insomniac and every night I spend hours, trying to fall asleep. But till I actually fall asleep, my brain is at work, thinking about the next chapter of my book weaving a story, or thinking back on the number of articles I have done in all 30 years of journalism, thinking about the whereabouts of that victim I had written about long ago or just meditating.
I am a Canada based writer who has been writing professionally for about 30 years and published thousands of articles in national and international mainstream newspapers, magazines as well as producing news bulletins for a 24-hour News channel in India – JAIN TV. I am among the first few who started a health bulletin in the country, before the concept caught on. Despite earning a Doctorate degree in Forensic Science, I continued with my passion of writing and took up journalism as a career, writing on crime, social and political issues till I moved to Vancouver with my family in 2002. After working for print and electronic media for decades in India and Canada, I successfully published and edited the first Hindi magazine in Canada. However, this is my first attempt at fiction based on true events.
Painting was a childhood hobby, which I had to put on the back burner when my kids were born and I had the onerous responsibility of painting their futures. Now that they are old enough to be on their own, I have now gone back to painting, almost relearning everything I had learned before, not in a class but by trial and error. And of course, the now famous Youtube which seems to be a panacea of all problems.
Exciting opportunity to work with the elite of the media
Used my Forensic education to write crime stories
Excellent opportunity to write freely on various issues I have been passionate about like Women, Children, Health, LGBT, social and other burning issues of the time.
Every minute of the day was exciting as working in a 24-hour news channel kept me on my toes throughout the day. Was the first in the country to produce a Medical Bulletin in English.
Published the first Hindi magazine in Canada. Passion is the mission and therefore publishing the magazine was a passion which I accomplished solely with the help of my husband and family.
1971 : A War Story