About

Hi there,

Welcome to my online home. I’m glad that you’re here. Let me tell you a little about myself:

I was born in Kerala but raised in different parts of India. And so, in spite of recent developments to the contrary, I believe in her essential unity and am continually amazed by her mind-boggling diversity.

I’d always wanted to be a writer. But like most women I kept thinking I would do it later, when there was more time, when all my responsibilities as a daughter and a mother were done. And in this manner, the decades flew by. In 2018, however, I took a break from teaching to be able to devote more time to my writing. By doing so I was able to establish and maintain a writing routine, complete a novel and a set of short stories.

If you’re looking for a more formal intro here’s one:

Veena Narayan is a writer who quit her teaching job in 2018 to enable her to devote more time to writing. She is a post graduate in English Language and Literature and also has a degree in education. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Literature and Aesthetics, Bengaluru Review, Scroll, Desi Books Review and Jaggery. She is currently working on a novel (her second) about a feisty woman of indeterminate age and her many misadventures. She lives in Kochi, a coastal city in the southern Indian state of Kerala.

End of formal intro. 😃

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