Nanditha Ram is an India-born (and raised) New Zealand-based writer of short fiction. She has a background in English literature and journalism, and also writes regularly on yoga and wellness. Her blog of six years on this subject has now become a book, The Story Behind the Pose: Transforming Consciousness Through Yoga and Narrative.
Nanditha realised that she wanted to be a writer at the age of eleven, when she wrote an essay chronicling a journey through a remote village in south India in a rickety jeep during peak monsoon. She started writing short stories in 2014. Her first short story The Tree-wife went on to win a prize at the NZSA Asian Short Story Competition. Since then she has written a collection of short stories titled Freedom, at a Price and a novella, The Bodhisattva’s Tusks.
Nanditha would very much like to write a collection of food stories and heirloom recipes, the idea for which has emerged from her inborn, combined love of incredible stories and terrific food.
She now lives in beautiful Golden Bay with her husband and two children.
Nanditha Ram can be contacted here