I’m an Indian American author, editor, and intercessor based in Los Angeles. My middle name is a Sanskrit word meaning she who is surrendered to God.
Since migrating from Mumbai in 1999, I have worked at two churches, two publishing companies, at a financial institution, and as a proofreader at Warner Bros., Burbank. I have edited numerous books and written two of my own: Pioneer Boulevard, a collection of stories set in LA’s Indian community; and The Blessing of Melchizedek, an award-winning 100-day devotional.
In addition to two MAs and two books, I now have two screenplays to my name. Jericho is an action-packed drama set in Old Testament times; and A Billion Dollar Idea is a life-affirming multicultural story set in present-day Los Angeles.
I hold an MA in Creative Writing (Keele, UK) and one in English (Pune, India). I have also taken the Perspectives class and other Bible-based courses at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, and YWAM’s University of the Nations in India, the Philippines, and Kona, Hawaii.
On a more personal note, I’ve been a follower of Jesus Christ since the age of six, and my greatest passions are worship, intercession, and Bible study. I love telling others about Christ, and I also enjoy dream interpretation as a means of helping people hear what God may be saying to them.
Despite my early commitment to Christ, I spent much of my adult life in a barren wilderness. I struggled to find my purpose, and I was depressed as a result. I also suffered with chronic pain and other physical conditions. But the Lord is a great Redeemer! As Psalm 130:7 says, with Him is “full redemption.” Not only has He healed my heart, but He has also called me to help others move from barrenness into their God-appointed destiny of fruitfulness.
Although I still live with physical pain, I am believing God for healing. In the meantime, I have found Christ’s words to the apostle Paul to be true: “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9 NKJV).
As someone who was given the chance to live by not being aborted, I view life as a sacred and precious gift. I believe that every true Christian should be willing to speak up for the unborn, who quite literally cannot speak up for themselves. I have participated in numerous life-affirming events over the last two decades in LA and will keep doing my bit to oppose the genocide of our time.