I love exploring the nature of materials. I found my PhD project in starch (chemistry/material sciences) very fascinating. Following my PhD, I continued my research on starches through my post-doctoral project just over three years at Karl-Franzens University, Graz, Austria.

Journey into drawing and painting

When I was 4 or 5 years old, I had acquired a taste for crayons. With my eyes closed, I could guess the colour of the wax crayon by smelling and eating the crayon. That was my first experimental but critical study of art materials… As life progressed I became interested in materials around me, so I became a scientist. When I was growing up, my older sisters’ friends’ who studied fine arts ended up getting married. That wasn’t what I wanted at all. So I was scared of drawing and painting. I wanted a life full of adventures and independence, so sciences seemed more appealing.

However, drawing and painting, in the past few years helped me deal with depression and chronic back pain. So I am making something positive out of this and continuing to learn is very important to me. It is a path where my experience and approach as a scientist may lead me to explore new avenues. Drawing and painting is no longer scary.

My present and future life as a writer….
My novels are still work-in-progress explore multiple-facets of my life experiences and my understanding of the material world around me. I am highly supportive of animal rights and equality of all human beings. I will update this section as I progress.