She studied English Literature at Saint Xavier"s College, Mumbai and received a Master of Surgery in Journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago.
She is the recipient of the 2013 Crossword Book Award (Children"s Literature) for Wisha Wozzariter. She has worked as a journalist with Outlook in Bombay and as an Editor with The Japan Times in Tokyo. "I Write In Confusion And Crisis" – Businessworld, May 23, 2012
The Hindu May 23, 2012
Live interview at Bookaroo 2012
F-Page - Payal Kapadia 2015.