• Amba Batra Bakshi was born in New Delhi in 1980 and did her schooling from Modern School, Delhi, and Lawrence School, Sanawar. She graduated in journalism from Lady Shri Ram College, and went on to do her masters at City University, UK, and in 2007, pursued advance narrative non-fiction writing at Harvard. She has been a news reporter since 2000 and has worked with the Indian Express, Asian Age and Guardian. In 2004, she received an award from the Press Institute of India for a series of stories on the lack of night shelters in the winter, for homeless women in the capital. She currently lives in New Delhi with her husband and eight-month-old son.

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