Honours/Awards as writer
- Charles Wallace India Trust Fellowship, British Centre for Literary Translation, Univ. of East Anglia, U.K. March – April 2011.
- Hachette Fellow, Sangam House International Writers’ Residency, India, Jan. 2011.
- Le Château de Lavigny Writers’ Residence, Lavigny, Switzerland, June 2009.
- The Andrew Fellowship in Fiction, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 1999 – 2000.
- 2nd Prize for Poetry, Muse India Translation Competition, 2008.
- Federation of Indian Publishers’ Award for Get Published, 2006.
- High Commendation, Commonwealth Short Story Competition for “The Freedom Fighter,” 2003.
- High Commendation, Commonwealth Short Story Competition for “Friends,” 2002.
- Regional Prize for Asia, Commonwealth Short Story Competition for “Corpse Kesavan,” 2001.
- Commendation prize for “Voices in the Night” in the All India Poetry Contest organized by The Poetry Society (India) and the British Council, New Delhi, 1994.
- First prize for “The Last Battle” in The Quest All India Poetry Contest organized by the Writers’ Forum, Ranchi, Bihar, 1993.
Honours/Awards for our lake Trust (PNLIT)
- “Prakruti Mitra” Award, 2015. Instituted jointly by BNM Institute of Technology, Bangalore and Heritage, a non-profit NGO.
- Winner, 94.3 Radio One’s #BangaloreAtItsBest awards, 2015.
- Winner, Earth Day Network-India’s शहर GREEN करो – It’s Our Turn to Lead Contest, 2015. One of six winners across 45 Indian cities.
- Namma Bengaluru Award, 2012, an initiative to thank ordinary citizens for their extraordinary contributions to the city by the Namma Bengaluru Foundation.
- First runner-up prize, People’s Green Award, 2012.
- Finalist, Spark the Rise, a platform to propel positive change in India, 2012.
Honours/Awards as conservationist
- Felicitated at a national level seminar in Mumbai on Women Empowerment by the Divine India Youth Association, Mumbai on Jan. 9, 2016 for being a “role model of women leadership excelling to promote environmental protection.”
- Rotary Club, Bangalore “Woman of Substance” Award, 2014.
- Featured as an eco-saviour on national television “Amazing Indians” Series 1, 2012.