Selected Writing Achievements

2021

  • ‘Rattrap’ selected for the anthology The Best Asian Short Stories (TBAS2021)
    by Singapore-based journal Kitaab - Asian Print anthology

  • Yearbook of Indian Poetry in English, Edited by Sukrita Paul Kumar and Vinita Agrawal,
    printed by Hakawal Publishers features the poem ‘Not His Fault’ - India Print anthology

  • Short story ‘Play of Shadows’ published on Amazon International

  • Shortlisted for Creative Writing Fiction Prize by The Bombay Review (Mumbai, New York) India

2018

  • Essay “Reimagined River”, Embrace Our Rivers published by Kerber Cupture
    & Speaking Tiger 1994-present Freelance arts/cultural commentator and writer.

  • Interviewed international creative talents such as filmmaker Mira Nair, artist Mariko Mori, architect Rem Koolhaas,
    Guggenheim director Thomas Krens; covered international arts events such as the Venice Biennale 2005.

  • Written for such publications as National Geographic, The Hindu, The Week

2009

  • Raffles Conversation 2009 Edition published by Singapore Press Holdings features Parvathi’s piece
    ‘Eric Khoo - Eric Khoo’s Movie Magic’ - Singapore 1994-2008

  • Worked for The Business Times Singapore writing on the arts, freelance, and then as Arts Correspondent and
    Senior Correspondent Editor, The Arts Festival Magazine published by The Business Times/ SPH
    - Singapore

 

2008

  • Editor, The Sun Times, art magazine published by The Business Times/ SPH - Singapore

  • Raffles Conversation 2007 Edition published by Singapore Press Holdings features
    Parvathi’s pieces ‘Daniel Libeskind - The art of architecture’, ‘Robin Sharma - Behind every success
    lies a small dream’, ‘Peter Booth Wiley - Overseeing a 200-year-old firm’, ‘Edward Dolman - Guardian of Art’ - Singapore

 

2007

  • Editor, The Sun Times, art magazine published by The Business Times/ SPH - Singapore

  • Raffles Conversation 2007 Edition published by Singapore Press Holdings features
    Parvathi’s pieces ‘Dr. N Varaprasad - The Dedicated Educator’; ‘Claude Nobbs - All that Jazz
    and More’, ‘Jeremy Monteiro - King of Swing’, ‘Mira Nair - A Zest for Life’ - Singapore

 

2006

  • Essayist, Vision-Path-Destiny brochure, Spanish art exhibition - Singapore

  • Raffles Conversations: The Business Times Anniversary Edition published by Singapore Press
    Holdings features Parvathi’s piece ‘Paul Theroux-Writer-Traveller Extraordinaire’ - Singapore

 

2004

  • ‘Negotiating Singapore’, in ‘Singapore Women Re-Presented edited by Constance Singham
    and Audrey Chin, published by Landmark Books Pte Ltd - Singapore

  • Editor, The Daily Martin, Graduate Show newspaper, Central Saint Martins - London

 

2000

  • Only Singapore-based journalist sent to the Olympics Arts Festival - Sydney

  • Singapore Press Holdings newscom award, for work on Singapore Arts Fest - Singapore

 

1996-98

  • Correspondent/Arts Editor for The Indonesian Observer - Jakarta

 

1996

  • Award from Jakarta Media Communications for Journalism - Jakarta

 

1995-96

  • Freelance writer, Arts, for The Jakarta Post - Jakarta

 

1995

  • Grant from Action Theatre, Singapore, to write a full length Singaporean play - Singapore

 

1993-95

  • Member, The Writers’ Lab, TheatreWorks, Singapore

  • Authored the plays ‘Cards’ performed at The Black Box (1995)
    & as part of Lab Report 6 (1994) at Raffles Hotel Singapore

 

1985

  • Editor, Writer, College Magazine Stella Maris College - Madras, India