About Me

Hi! I am a children’s author and a journalist with over two decades of experience. I have been writing ever since I held my first pencil (that’s what my parents said) so what if those were scribbles and doodles! My tryst with newsprint began while in college. I began by writing in 1997 for Bombay Times and went on to freelance for The Times Of India. Since then, I have worked with Business Standard, The Week, The Hindu, and Deccan Herald, writing features on a smorgasbord of subjects including business, education, cinema, lifestyle, and parenting.

In 2017, Duckbill Books published my first book for children, Kittu’s Very Mad Day, which went on to win the FICCI Best Children’s Book Award (English) 2017. My second book, Friends Behind Walls, was published by Penguin Random House. It was on the Parag Honor List that year. My next, The Story Quilt, was published by HarperCollins. I have also written for various anthologies, including Flipped 2, On Your Marks, Dance Nani Dance, Caturday, and more.

In between writing all those stories, I have always been closely involved with kids through Book Trotters Club that I have taken across India, in Pune, Nashik, Ahmedabad, and Mumbai for children aged 3-16 years.