Batik Rain is a collection of delicately nuanced short stories that unravel the complexities that layer Indians in foreign lands. Batik Rain shows a young Indian- American couple wanting to get away from Boston in the aftermath of 9/11 and who find the specter of terror haunting them yet again, this time in the idyllic island of Bali.
Ashwini Devare is a freelance journalist based in Singapore. A former correspondent with BBC Asia. Ashwini has worked for several news channels including CNBC in Mumbai and CTV News in USA.