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Published Works 

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The Tiger Moth Review
Issue 4

Short Story | "The Gods Aren't Coming" 
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Food Republic: A Singapore Literary Banquet

Short Story | "The Panasonic" 
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Mentioned in Esplanade Offstage's "Making a Scene: A Moveable Feast" 

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The Willowherb Review
Issue 3: Habitation

Short Story | "Rotten Perfection"

Mentioned in Seeding the Commons

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No Contact
Issue 15 

Short Story | Graveyard

Video: Reading

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A Tapestry of Colours: Book 2
Stories from Asia

Short Story | "The Cassette"

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Best New Singaporean Short Stories 
Volume 5

Short Story (Republished) | "The Panasonic"

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Making Kin
Ecofeminist Essays from Singapore

Personal Essay | "The Spell of the Forest"

Mentioned in LSE Review of Books

Mentioned in No Readgrets Book Club

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What We Inherit: Growing Up Indian

Personal Essay | "Huā by Any Other Name"

Reviewed in Singapore Unbound

Eat Here or Take Away: All About Singapore Hawker Culture

Flash Fiction | "Good Morning, God"

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Nine Yard Sarees
Ethos Books (2023)

 

Mentions: (1) The Straits Times, (2) Public Libraries Singapore, (3) Suspect Journal
Reviews: (1) The Straits Times, (2) Mekong Review, (3) Jom Media

Nominations: Best Literary Work – Singapore Book Awards 2024, Fiction – Singapore Literature Prize 2024, Best Debut Work – Singapore Literature Prize 2024

Literary Reviews

Medium's Anomaly 

Swiping Right on Arranged Marriage

Reviewing Balli Kaur Jaswal's Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows. Read here

Singapore Unbound

Into the Heart of Not Whiteness

Reviewing Sharmila Sen's Not Quite Not White: Losing and Finding Race in America. Read here

Singapore Unbound

The Ghosts that Haunt Us

Reviewing Myriam Gurba's Mean. Read here

Singapore Unbound

Losing the Game of Racism

Reviewing Devi S. Laskar's The Atlas of Reds and Blues. Read here

Singapore Unbound

Tiny Sparrows in a Dark Forest: The Voices of Assam

Reviewing How to Tell A Story of an Insurgency edited by Aruni Kashyap. Read here

Singapore Unbound

Dancing between Saris and Sorrows

Reviewing This is One Way to Dance by Sejal Shah. Read here.

Other Writings

We Write to Find Ourselves (16 October 2021)

For Ethos Books' weekly newsletter.

We are born into this world steeped in stories (21 October 2023)

For Ethos Books' weekly newsletter.

Events

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13 July 2019

Writing the City:
Worldbuilding in Fiction 

A creative writing workshop conducted by Arin Alycia Fong and Prasanthi Ram at Toa Payoh Library

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13 September 2019

Moonstruck: About Chandra, By Chandra

Script and brochure editor for a Bharatanatyam show performed by Nithiyasree Nadeson at Stanford Arts Centre Blackbox.

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02 November 2019

You Can Learn That in School: Postgraduate Student Readings

A reading by Singaporean creative writing postgraduate students at Singapore Writers Festival 2019

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15 May 2020

Unmasked: Online Open Mic Night

A first-of-its-kind online reading presented by NTU Creative Writing

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17 June 2020

Other Tongues Presents: Mahogany Journal x Balli Kaur Jaswal

Speaker | A conversation organised by Other Tongues Festival between award-winning author Balli Kaur Jaswal and the co-editors of Mahogany Journal for the launch of the journal's first issue

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20 June 2020

Chai Time with Mahogany Journal

Host | An online reading presented by Mahogany Journal for Issue 1: The +65 South Asian. 

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01 November 2020

The Literature of Social Pressure

Panelist | A featured panel as part of Singapore Writers Festival 2020 that looks at the challenges and triumphs in telling stories that lay bare hard truths or the intricacies of a community’s multifaceted experiences and identities.

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20 March 2021

A Lighter Side of History: For the Love of Food and Words

Speaker | A live workshop held at Singapore National Museum with Daryl Lim Wei Jie, who co-edited the book Food Republic: A Singapore Literary Banquet (2020). 

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27 June 2021

Writing the City: Showcase

A reading with stories selected by Singapore Literature Prize winner Akshita Nanda and supported by the Speak Good English movement.

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03 October 2021

Chai Time: AfterDark Remix by Mahogany Journal

Host | A paid online reading for the launch of Mahogany Journal's third issue, Soundscapes. A night of South Asian music, writers and readers all in one digital space, celebrating our shared soundscapes.

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06 November 2021

How You Like That: Unpacking K-Pop

Panelist | A featured panel as part of Singapore Writers Festival 2021 under SWF Youth Fringe that looks at the intricate world-building that goes into creating the K-Pop lore that has enchanted billions. Mentioned in this Channel News Asia article

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5 November 2022

Breaking the Colonial Gaze

Moderator | A featured panel as part of Singapore Writers Festival 2022 about decentering our art, stories and histories from the colonial gaze. Mentioned in the Straits Times.

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12 November 2022

Romance and Bad Boys

Panelist | A featured panel as part of Singapore Writers Festival 2022 about the fictional boyfriends we encounter in books, TV shows, games and K-pop music videos and whether they are true to our own notions of true love. Reviewed by The Straits Times.

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17 November 2022

In The Next Issue 

Moderator | A featured panel as part of Singapore Writers Festival 2022 that brings editors of different Singaporean literary journals in conversation with each other to discuss their bold plans for their corners of the literary ecosystem.

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May 2023 

Rediscovering the Personal

Instructor | A 4-week creative nonfiction writing workshop series where participants learn various approaches to the flexible and often enigmatic form that is the personal essay.

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14 May 2023

An Evening with Claire Keegan

Moderator | An evening with Booker Prize shortlisted writer, Claire Keegan, where Claire read from her fiction and answered questions about her work and writing life. Organised by Asia Creative Writing Programme.

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13 July 2023

Finding Meaning in a Changing World

Moderator | A panel discussion on award-winning Tamil author Jeyamohan's Stories of the True. Panelists will read selections from the book and reflect on its exploration of social class, gender, and oppression, grounded in the author’s intimate understanding of human nature.

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18 Nov 2023 

Unexpected Pairings #3: K-Pop Prac Crit

Speaker | A discussion between Prasanthi Ram and Zeha that takes the audience through a lyrical tour of the genre, with critical analyses of K-Pop song lyrics, while deconstructing idol narratives. 

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19 Nov 2023 

In A Tiny Room With: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Moderator | A literary gathering in one of Singapore's hidden spots where viewers can enjoy an intimate conversation with some of the Festival's most loved writers. 

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30 Dec 2023

Centrepieces: A reading & open mic night

Featured writer | Five Ethos Books authors come together for a reading & open mic night in Thryft's beautiful space at the iconic Peace Centre – soon to be closed in February 2024 for redevelopment.

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06 Mar 2024

Home/land: A Dramatic Reading of Nine Yard Sarees

 Performer | Join author Prasanthi Ram at Esplanade Foreword for a dramatic reading of select excerpts from her debut fiction Nine Yard Sarees, with playwright Jaryl George Solomon.

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16 May 2024

Nine Yard Sarees by Prasanthi Ram | Singapore Literature Book Club

 Featured Guest | Join us at Singapore Literature Book Club as we discuss Nine Yard Sarees: a short story cycle. As this will be an interactive session, please come prepared to discuss the book and share your thoughts!    

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15 June 2024 

In Their Domain: Carving a Niche through Online Literary Journals

Panelist } Join us as we discuss their literary labour of love, and how they sought to carve a niche in Singapore's literary landscape.

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17 July 2024

The Comeback of Literary Classics: K-Pop Edition

Moderator | Join us as we delve into the stories behind K-Pop’s iconic choreographies, addictive hooks and impressive group concepts that range from storytelling in music videos to expansive multiverses.

In the Capacity of an Editor

Fiction Editor for Mahogany Journal

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Issue 1: The +65 South Asian
Mahogany Journal

The inaugural issue of Mahogany Journal that contains 13 works, poetry and fiction, about what it means to be a +65 South Asian. Read here.

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Issue 2: Retellings

Mahogany Journal

The second issue of Mahogany Journal containing 9 works, poetry and fiction, that are modern +65 South Asian retellings of cultural myths and legends. Read here.

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Issue 3: Soundscapes

Mahogany Journal

The third issue of Mahogany Journal, containing eight works of poetry, fiction and prose that creatively reflect on South Asian music in order to define what a +65 South Asian soundscape really is. Read here.

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Issue 4: Wildcard
Mahogany Journal

The fourth issue of Mahogany Journal that contains 8 works. Read here.

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