Pika Nani was what Deepika Murthy called herself as a child. She wanted to become a writer and realized this dream with her first book, Little Indians: Stories from across the country (2013). When she is not writing, she can be found talking about writing to children in various schools. She grew up in Mumbai and now lives in Bengaluru with her family. When on a break, you will find her travelling or curled up with a good book–most likely a mystery.