Writing and Journalism


Received President's Award for Literary Excellence (1995, '97), National Authors Registry, Michigan.

The Tree of Verse,
Sterling House, New Delhi, India.

Over 45 poems in English, published in India, UK, Greece, USA in journals, magazines, newspapers and anthologies.

The Lite Circle, Women Writers in America, Maryland,
International Library of Poetry, Maryland
Creative Arts and Sciences, New York
Iliad Press, Michigan.
* Published poetry translated into Greek in New Estia, Greek literary review, Athens, Greece.

* Published poetry in New Life and Look Now magazines, London, United kingdom.

* Published poetry in Deccan Herald, Indian Express, Times of Deccan, Imprint, Lyric, Journal of Indian Poetry in English, Mirror, Woman's Era (Newspapers and journals) in India.
* Performed poetry professionally sponsored by the Cultural Conservancy in the Presidio, San Francisco, September 2000.
* Performed poetry as a sponsored poet for the United Nations Women and the Culture of Peace event at the Herbst Theatre, San Francisco, co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of California, 1999.
* Performed at Up Front Muse, poetry organization, New York City.
* Performed in a fund raiser award-winning poetry reading organized by the Poetry Society of America, Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, 1997.
* Recited poetry on Radio: All India Radio, Bangalore and Pondicherry, India.
* BBC Radio London, BBC All Asia Services, United Kingdom
Voice of America, United States, Washington DC.
* Television:
* WWORTV New Jersey, "Joe Franklin Show", 1993
Doordarshan Television, Bombay and Bangalore,
* CBC TV Nicosia, Cyprus,
Independent Television Network, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Science Fiction
* Published a science fiction short story in Science Today, Bombay, 1986. 
* Wrote a science fiction television drama for Special Study, Master's program, San Francisco State University, 2001.

Articles and Columns

Journalist for various English newspapers and journals in India and USA. Architecture Journalist, The Times of India, The Economic Times, 2004-2005. Published 52 articles on Architecture and Design.                                    Contributing Journalist, The Times of India, 2001-                           Contributing Journalist, Society Interiors, Mumbai, 2005-                

Television and Radio

Announcer, Anchor, Scriptwriter, Disc jockey, All India Radio, Bangalore,    1989-'91.
Announcer, Scriptwriter, Voice overs, Indian Television 1986-'91
Co-host, 'You and your health', 107.5 FM Radio, New York, 1992
Announcer, Anchor, Scriptwriter, India Spotlight Television, Bay Area, California, 1995-2000.


  • Nominated to office on the Board of Directors,                           Cultural Integration Fellowship, San Francisco, 2001-

  • Elected to office as Joint Secretary of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, SPCA, Bangalore, 1983-'86

  • Served as an executive committee member of the SPCA Bangalore, India, 1986-91

  • Nominated as executive committee member of World Conference of Religions for Peace, Indian chapter, New Delhi, 1986-'91

  • Member Servas International, Headquarters Geneva, to host international travelers to promote understanding and peace, 1980-

  • Life member Gandhi Peace Foundation, Indian chapter


E-mail: deediwa@gmail.com

Call her at: +91-80-23610330 / 23612064.


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