Education, Grants, Fellowships, Scholarships

E-marketing Certificate Course, Canadian Marketing Association, Fall 2010. Passed with Distinction.

Advanced French: completed a Français langue seconde full-time, one-year program offered by Commission scolaire de Montréal in 2008, followed by French writing courses, January-June 2009.

Ph.D. course work, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Canada, 1997-1999.

Masters in Environmental Studies, York University, Canada, 1995.

Post Graduate Diploma, Social Communications Media, Sophia Polytechnic, India, 1983. First Class.

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Bombay, 1982. First Class.

Vivacité Montreal, Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, a grant to write my first novel, 2011.

Graduate Fellowship, Simon Fraser University, 1999.

Writers' Reserve Program, Ontario Arts Council, a grant for a short story collection, 1996.

International Development Scholarship, the Aga Khan Foundation, Canada, 1992-95.

Distinguished Visiting Journalist, Graduate School of Journalism, University of Western Ontario, Canada, 1990.

HG Advani Scholarship, 1982, Government Open Merit Scholarship, 1981 and Centenary Scholarship, 1980, University of Bombay, India.