Ira’s books have been published by leading publishers in India and internationally. They have been translated into several languages. Ira writes for leading publications in India and around the world, including Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy.
She has won several awards for her work, including the UK Media Award for her work on bride trafficking and the New Indian Express Devi Women’s Award for dynamism and innovation. In 2017, she was honoured as one of BBC’s 100 most influential women in the world. Ira is regularly invited to speak and comment on news channels around the world on issues of gender and culture.
In addition to her work as a writer, Ira is a Master of Yoga or Yoga Acharya. She has two yoga shows in India, including one on Doordarshan National, India’s national channel and on India Today, a leading English channel. She is the author of the 10 minute Yoga Solution and My Book of Yoga series featuring Om the yoga dog. Ira teaches yoga around the world, and was part of the team leading the first International Day of Yoga at Rajpath New Delhi, where two Guinness World Records were created- for the largest yoga lesson and for the most nationalities in a yoga lesson. She is the founder of Yog Love which is one of India’s leading yoga studios and Namami Yoga, a charity that teaches yoga and life skills to underprivileged children.
Ira has lived all over the world: in four countries, nine cities and three continents. She graduated from Wellesley College, Massachusetts, USA with a BA in Economics and completed her MBA from Columbia Business School, where she won the prestigious Feldberg Fellowship for demonstrating extraordinary leadership potential, as well as academic excellence. Ira currently lives in New Delhi, India.
Indian author, columnist, and yoga teacher