Founder & Chief Believer
Anusha Veluswamy is an award winning author who loves to paint her stories with the colours from her childhood and attempts to represent the deep stories, flavours, and the soul of Southern India. She holds a master’s degree in architecture and was awarded the REX Karmaveer global fellowship for young leaders instituted by iCongo in partnership with the United Nations, the Rex Karmaveer Bronze Award in 2018, and Woman Lit of the year award in 2021 by Inspire beyond Motherhood annual awards.
When she is not writing stories, Anusha Veluswamy finds joy in teaching design, and being book-drunk. Writing & motherhood are equal to therapy for her.You can read about her and her life at
Shweta Ganesh Kumar – Editor
Shweta Ganesh Kumar is a UN Media award-winning blogger, bestselling writer and full-time mother. She writes mostly for grown-ups, but she loves spinning tales for children, as well. Her short fiction and poetry have been published in over twenty anthologies and online literary magazines on more than four continents. She runs writer workshops for aspiring writers and also publishes the work of upcoming Indian writers in her online magazine – Inkspire.
You can read more about her life and work at www.shwetaganeshkumar.com.
Janan Abir – Illustrator
Janan Abir is an early years educator specialized in learning support. In 2011, a serendipitous switch in career from finance to education changed her narrative. This professional journey led her to strike a few items off her bucket list, illustrating children’s books being one of them.
The self-taught, punctilious illustrator dreams of writing and illustrating her own children’s books one day.This nature-loving plant-mum loves going for long walks when she’s not found ensconced on the couch with a cup of tea either drawing, watching TV or drowned in a good book.
Shruti Hemani – Illustrator
Shruti is an architect / urban designer with a PhD from IIT, Guwahati. Alongside her professional career in urban design, she illustrates children’s picture books and magazines for early and young readers. She takes her artwork as a journey of discoveries and surprises and enjoys experimenting with different mediums and styles of illustration. Shruti is a keen observer of life around her and during free time she loves to wander through the walled city of Jaipur or go for hikes in the Aravali.
Smrithi Devakumar – Illustrator