Awards and Grants 

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Auckland International Film Festival, Ask Me No Questions, Best Screenplay, 2018

Firenze Film Festival, Ask Me No Questions, Official Selection, 2018

Social World Film Festival, Ask Me No Questions, Official Selection, 2018

Sundance Screenwriting Competition, Ask Me No Questions, Semifinalist, 2018

Cinequest Screenwriting Competition, Ask Me No Questions, Semifinalist, 2018

Award for Teaching Excellence, Master of Arts in Writing Program, Johns Hopkins University, 2018

Wasafiri, New Writers Prize, shortlisted, Life Writing, 2016

National Endowment for Humanities, South Asia, 2012

Yaddo Writers Residence, Saratoga Springs, 1996

National Finance Development Council, Mumbai, 1996

New York Foundation for the Arts, Playwriting/Screenwriting, 1994

School of the Arts, Columbia University, 1990