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She won a gold place for her story, ‘The point of Irish coffee’ from Revenge Ink, and an Editor’s choice award for her story, ‘Ramayan redux’ by Triangulation: Parch, USA.
Her poems have appeared in The Brown Boat, The Finger Magazine, Haibun Today, The Bamboo Hut, The Freshwater review. Her poem, ‘Knotted inside me’ was one of the eight shortlisted poems for The RaedLeaf Poetry India Award 2013. She won a second place for her poem ‘Swing’ at the Wordweavers contest 2014.
She has read her poetry at 100Thousand Poets for Change, Godrej India Culture Lab, [email protected], Prakriti Festival, and at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival. She completed an Advanced Fiction Seminar offered by University of Iowa’s International Writing Program via distance learning, 2013. She narrated two true-life tales at Tall Tales, Kitab Mahal.
Her first book of stories, ‘The Arithmetic of breasts and other stories’ was shortlisted for The Digital Book of the Year Award 2014, by Publishing Next. Her next book, ‘Dreams of Déjà vu’ is a speculative novel.
Born in small town Kalyan, Rochelle craved big city only to realize that Bombay was a small town in a large world. She now waits for the galaxy to become a small town.
She is the co-editor of the quarterly Neesah Magazine with Nivedita of Nivasini Publishers, Hyderabad.
She is part of the pan-India poetry movement: Poetry Couture, that curates open mics, addas, and readings in cafes, libraries, art galleries including the American Library (U.S. Consulate General) and National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
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