The author lives in New Delhi with Shyamal, her husband of 42 years. She has been a student of History and she takes a keen interest in reading fiction with a historical background. Cultural activities like theatre, classical dance performances and reading take up a great deal of her time. At heart, she is a family person, hoping to have the children around as much as possible. She believes in honesty, integrity and hard work, and she values the dignity of human life, being particularly concerned for the underprivileged in our society.