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Venkatesh Vedam hails from Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal, and cherishes fond memories of often jogging to the Taj on summer mornings. He was a normal kid till the age of five, when, during a train journey, a loose shutter banged on his head while he was enjoying the scenery glued to the window bars. He holds the incident responsible for the imbalance between his left and right brain, which eventually turned him into a writer. However, it was two decades after the big bang that he first wrote a story. In the interim, post his schooling, he graduated in chemical engineering from NITW, worked in a petrochemical company and jumped on to the software bandwagon by joining an Indian IT giant, where he continues till the present day.
Venkatesh has authored a fantasy thriller for preteens, A Leap in a Blue Moon, which has been well received by readers of all age groups. His short stories have appeared in print as well as online platforms, including Juggernaut.
Venkatesh resides in the silicon-garden city of Bengaluru with his wife and daughter. He loves curling up with a good book or watching television programmes on astronomy and wildlife when not writing or daydreaming. He also likes peering at the heavens through his 90 mm refractor telescope on cloudless and moonless nights. Venkatesh can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.