I spent a nomadic childhood in India, Italy, Qatar, Pakistan, Romania and England, which gave me a keen sense for the dispossessed.
I read Economics at Cambridge University, following which I worked in investment banking. I suspected I wasn’t cut out for the world of finance, though, and this realisation hit me with unmistakable clarity when I found myself in a Frankfurt conference centre surrounded by industry veterans crowing over the latest Financial Times article to call them vultures. I felt a germ of a story take root inside me, and I immediately left the conference centre – with its champagne and its crowds – to sit in my hotel room and write. I was the happiest I had been for years.
I have since written opinion pieces for Indian broadsheets and the Huffington Post as well as short stories for publications including the Edinburgh Review. Where the River Parts is my first novel.