Nirmala Govindarajan is a journalist, social sector documentarian and author. Her novel The Community Catalyst, is inspired by the life experiences of a civil servant, and is recommended reading for aspirants of the Indian Administrative Services. In 2010, she conceptualised and co-authored Mind Blogs 1.0, the first blog-to-book initiative. In 2014, she conceptualised and co-curated the debut edition of The Times of India Literary Carnival, Bangalore. She curates the Literary Lounge series at The British Council, and also introduces children to classics at the Library. Her novel Hunger’s Daughters, is born out of her experiences as a social sector documentarian. She dabbles in theatre, and also believes in harmonising with the elements through music—she plays the western classical piano, violin and guitar.