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So excited to share with you where you and I could meet, maybe hang, say hi or stand awkwardly and pretend to be cool. Here’s where I will be with #khabaar with book AND FOOD events with some amazing authors, food people and all round good folks. Come, hang, let’s eat, read, chat? I’ll tell you my stories, you tell me yours. Let me know if you need more info and can’t WAIT TO SEE YOU!

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Oct 2, 2023: “Gup Shup – Immigrant Stories” Mingei Intl Museum Lecture

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I am a featured speaker on “Women in Science” panels in universities, colleges and other global organizations, including Scripps, Association of Women Scientists (AWIS), Stockton University, Athena, UCSD and others.

Other topics include immigration food journeys, social justice, activism related to gender pay parity, focusing on the science and health behind the food and its sourcing.

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Previous Events:

Jun 11, 2023:  “Seeds of Change” TEDxSanDiego Annual Event

Oct 29-30, 2022: South Asian Literature and Art Festival, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA

July 13:  MOFAD New York event, in conversation with Sonia Chopra, Bon Appetit, and Chef Surbhi Sahni, TAGMO Indian Kitchen

July 14:  “The Chaat Live” Podcast Launch Party, TAGMO Indian Kitchen

May 11:  Conversation with Leigh Shulman, The Workshop, virtual event

May 12:  Spirit of Story, conversation with Karin Gutman, virtual event

May 19:   Red Ink Series, hosted by Michele Filgate, (with Books Are Magic) virtual   event

May 20:   Politics and Prose, Washington DC with Hasanthika Sirisena

June 7:  Conversation and Dinner Event with Chef Maneet Chauhan

June 15:   Asian American Resource Center, public event, Austin, TX

June 16-18:   Austin Book Club and Cooking Events

June 23:   Page Turner Event at Del Mar Library, with Lisa Fugard, virtual event

Literary Representation

Dana Newman Literary Agency
1800 Avenue of the Stars, 12th Floor
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County 90067, USA

Publisher, "Khabaar: An Immigrant Journey of Food, Memory and Family"

University of Iowa Press
119 W. Park Road, 100 Kuhl House, Iowa City IA 52242-1000
Ph: 800-621-2736