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Toronto's South Asian Canteens are a Diasporic Cultural PhenomenonGoya Journal, June 2019

Migrating From Rotis to Sandwiches (and back)Looseleaf Magazine, May 2018

Confessions of a Brown Yoga Teacher, The Ethnic Aisle, May 2018

Excerpt: From the Mouth of the RiverLoam Magazine, June 2015

From the Mouth of the River, Stethoscope Press (chapbook in print), May 2015

Resisting for the RiverEarth Island Journal, October 2014



Fish Without Gills, Guernica, forthcoming

LifeboatThe Cincinnati Review, January 2020

Exile (Contest Winner) The Malahat Review Issue 206 (print)


Waiting, The Columbia Review Issue 100 (print), January 2019

FactoryRicepaper Magazine, November 2018

Gathered FamilySmokeLong Quarterly, September 2018

Aya, Tya, The Ilanot Review, July 2018​



PoemInto The Void Issue 11, (print/online), January 2019

Hollowing in Three PartsHobart, January 2019

Fellowships and Recognitions

Mentee, Diaspora Dialogues GTA Long Form Mentorship, 2020.

Writer in Residence, Firefly Creative Writing, 2020.

One Story Summer Writer's Conference, 2019

Tin House Novel Workshop, 2019

2019 New Millenium Award for Fiction, Finalist.

2019 New Millennium Award for Flash Fiction, Finalist.

2019 CBC Short Story Prize, Longlist.

"Aya, Tya" - Nominated & selected for The Best Small Fictions Anthology 2019

Winner, Malahat Review 2019 Open Season Award in Fiction, "Exile."

Kundiman & Winter Tangerine Workshop, 2018

Voices of Our Nation (VONA) Workshop, 2018

GrubStreet, Workshop Scholarship Recipient, 2016