Tina Shashikanth hails from Malnad region of Karnataka and works as a journalist in Bengaluru. Her poems deal with a variety of thought processes, especially scientific. She has started juxtaposing sexual, spiritual relationships with various scientific theories, of late. She usually deals with urban, sensual themes. She believes that deeper exploration of the erotic and the material eventually leads to transcendence. Prefers to tread through various aesthetic approaches and forge her own path into a fresh, new terrain. She is fascinated by experiments and modern approaches to poetry. New discourses in Kannada literary theory as well as practice interest her.