Usha Ananda Krishna graduated from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi nd worked as an architect in Bangalore and Kolkata. In 1980 she began writing advertising copy, interspersing the two careers for many years. Her first novel A Turbulent Passage was published in 1995, followed in 2009 by Fallout, a family drama. The Escapists of J Mullick Road,, set in Kolkata and featuring an architect and a Bengali babu as protagonists was published in 2018. She is working on her fourth novel. Her interests are architecture, reading and modern art.