|Jaya Padmanabhan is a journalist, essayist, and fiction writer. She writes an immigration column for the San
Francisco Examiner and her columns and articles can be found in Forbes, Next Avenue, The Bold
Italic/Medium, Elemental and India
Currents. Previously, she was the editor of India
Currents. Jaya has won 17 awards for her editorials and essays since
2014. She is the author of "Transactions of Belonging," a collection of
short stories published in 2014. Jaya is a member of The Writers Grotto (sfgrotto.org).
The short stories in the collection blend emotion and introspection.
I would recommend this book to any short story lover. The stories are not straightforward thereby doesn't take the reader for granted. The reader is made to think. Imagine. Expand the story in his/her mind. One of the best short story collections that I have read recently. - Booxoul review - April 16, 2018
|AWARDS WON IN 2019
First Place - 42nd Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards "Am I an unequal citizen of America?," San Francisco Examiner (Newspapers-Daily, Blog/Commentary)
Second Place - 42nd Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards "In brown type," San Francisco Examiner (Newspapers-Daily, Columns-Features)
First Place - 42nd Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards "Questions of Identity," India Currents (Digital Media, Columns-Features)
First Place - 42nd Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards "What does our society need?," India Currents (Digital Media, Blog/Commentary)
Second Place - 42nd Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards "Vinod Khosla's Illiberal Views on Education," India Currents (Digital Media, Blog/Commentary)
For Aging Immigrants, Food from Their Homelands Is Key to Happiness • The Bold Italic • Published on March 18, 2019
Stories from California's immigrant seniors clinging to the flavors of their past
The Audacity of My Secularism • Editorial, India Currents • Published on June 2, 2016
At a dinner recently, the conversation drifted to the politics of religion in India.
Waiting to inhale: The curious incidence of tears and laughter at death • The Hindu • Published on January 19, 2018
Remembering the day my father died.
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