Daisy is an academic, media producer, and novelist. Before joining the Creative Interruptions team, she was engaged in a postdoctoral Knowledge Transfer project at the University of Leeds UK, where, in partnership with Shisha, the international agency for contemporary South Asian crafts and visual arts, she worked on Between Kismet and Karma: South Asian Visual Artists Respond to Conflict. The programme was a nationwide cross-art form event which showcased the work of cutting edge women artists from South Asia in the UK. Daisy has worked in both the state-owned and alternative media sector in India.
She was a founder-member of the splitENDS media co-operative in Shillong and worked on a number of short films and video projects over 1999-2002. In the late 1990s she received the BBC’s Jasvinder Singh Memorial Fellowship to pursue postgraduate study at the AJK Mass Communication Research Institute, Jamia Millia Islamia. Her first novel The To-Let House, (Tara Books, 2010) was longlisted for the 2008 Man Asia Literary Prize and shortlisted for The Hindu Literary Prize, 2010.