Jaya Kamlani is an award winning Indian-American author and poet, former Silicon Valley tech consultant, and graduate of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. She uses storytelling to encourage introspection of how our actions impact humanity. 

To India, with Tough Love promotes global awareness and sustainable solutions to India's major social, economic, and environmental issues. Other publications include her memoir, Scent of Yesterday and poetry collection, Garden of Life.

Jaya's accolades recognize her social advocacy through writing. Awards in 2016 include Bharat Samman (Pride of India), Hind Rattan (Jewel of India) and the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman. She has also granted a few interviews to peers.