jenny bhatt

About

Hi, there. I’m Jenny Bhatt — a global nomad of Indian origin. Having lived and worked my way around India, England, Germany, Scotland and various parts of the US, I now split my time between Atlanta, Georgia in the US and Ahmedabad, Gujarat in India.

Indiatopia began as an attempt to reclaim and reframe the India where I was born, spent my formative years, and which will always be a part of my evolving diasporic identity, even as I continue moving across countries and continents and assimilating various other cultures. That said, the space has developed into a scrapbook of my own version of Indiatopia — one that is more about a personal mindset rather than about being tied to a physical place. For more, see the ‘Introduction‘ and this ‘Recalibration‘.

Mostly, I write about reading and creative writing. Check out the following while you’re browsing about here:

— reviews (books, TV, movies, plays, music, artwork)

— creative writing practices

— my own writing published elsewhere

— a non-academic appreciation of poems I’ve enjoyed

— a monthly series of the best short stories I’ve read online,

I also share almost-daily shorter blasts (<500 words) about reading and writing on Facebook, so you can join me there too. And I share reading and writing articles from other publications on Twitter daily too.

So, welcome. Stay awhile. Share your own Indiatopian story. Start a conversation.

Author Bio

Jenny Bhatt’s Pushcart-nominated writing has appeared or is upcoming in, among others: The Atlantic, Amazon’s Day One Literary Journal, Gravel Magazine, Lunch Ticket, Hofstra’s Windmill, Eleven Eleven Journal, Hot Metal Bridge, Five:2:One, The Indian Quarterly, York Literary Review (UK), The Nottingham Review (UK), Litro UK, The Vignette Review, and an anthology, ‘Sulekha Select: The Indian Experience in a Connected World.’ Having lived and worked her way around India, England, Germany, Scotland, and various parts of the US, she now splits her time between Atlanta, Georgia, USA and Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. She is currently wrapping up her first short story collection. Find her at: http://indiatopia.com.

9 thoughts on “About

    1. Hmm. I only know 1 Peter Thompson but not sure if you’re the same — from Parker Hannifin in the UK? Hiya. Thanks for stopping by. Feels like another lifetime now — PDE and Cannock. 🙂 Hope all is well.

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    1. Thanks, Denise. I went to your blog and looked at the Awards page to understand what this entails (as it’s my first such nomination ever). But, a bit unclear. What should I be doing next with this? Thanks again. I do appreciate you stopping by long enough and being thoughtful enough to do such a kind thing. 🙂

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