Gita Aravamudan is a journalist and author who started her professional writing career in 1967. She was the first female reporter in Bengaluru writing for the Indian Express Her book of narrative journalism “Baby Makers: The Story of Indian Surrogacy” (Harper Collins 2014), the first ever comprehensive book on the subject of surrogacy, has received excellent reviews and has been translated into Japanese. Her book “Disappearing Daughters: the tragedy of Female Foeticide” (Penguin 2007) was released by President Abdul Kalam at Rashtrapathi Bhavan and won the Laadli Award for Gender Sensitivity in 2012. Among her other books are “Colour of Gold” a mystery novel set in an Indian gold mining town (Harper Collins in 2013), and “Unbound: Indianwomen@work” (Penguin 2010). She has co-authored “ISRO: A Personal History” (Harper Collins 2017) with her husband R. Aravamudan, an ISRO pioneer.