Nitin Deckha was born in London, England, and raised in Toronto. His stories have appeared in the York University journal Existere, in Anokhi magazine, and at www.sulekha.com. Deckha holds a PhD in Anthropology from Rice University, Houston and teaches social sciences in Toronto. His journalism occasionally appears in Desi Life, a Toronto Star magazine. His first collection of stories, Shopping for Sabzi was published by TSAR publications in 2008.