Harshikaa Udasi is a Mumbai-based journalist who is a columnist for The Hindu In School, a special publication for 10-15 year olds. She has worked with The Hindu, The Week, Deccan Herald, Business Standard and The Times Of India, among other publications, for 19 years. She runs the Book Trotters Club, a reading club for children in Mumbai. Her first book for children, Kittu’s Very Mad Day, published by Duckbill, was shortlisted for the MAMI Word to Screen 2017 and has won the prestigious FICCI Publishing Awards 2017 in the children’s book category. Harshikaa has also written stories for Juggernaut – I Absolutely Totally Instantly Have To Have A Dog and for anthologies – On Your Marks by Talking Cubs and Flipped by HarperCollins.