Rituparna Chatterjee is a bestselling author, journalist and columnist. She is a former foreign correspondent and columnist for The Economic Times. For the same newspaper, her column California Dreaming was about her life as an immigrant mother in America, its gun violence and shooter drills for kindergarteners. Her first book An Ordinary Life (Penguin/Viking, 2017) was on the life of the acclaimed actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Her second book The Water Phoenix (Bloomsbury, 2020) was in the top five bestselling nonfiction of 2020 and number one on Google India. Rituparna is a creative consultant for the Kalinga Literature Festival (KLF), India’s second-largest literary festival. She is now writing a novel.