Born and brought up in Mangalore, Saurish Hegde is an MBBS graduate from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore (Manipal University). A hobbyist filmmaker, he co-directed the short documentary The Unequalled: Girl Child and the PNDT Act, which was selected by numerous film festivals including the Pink City International Short Film Festival and the San Mauro Torineese International Film Festival. An avid reader and blogger, he regularly publishes short stories on his blog. Some of his blog posts have been picked by blogging websites like Blogadda.com and Word Bite in their top weekly highlights. Saurish’s love of travel has led to many exciting journeys across India, photographing distinct landscapes, which he shares through his social media handle @hegdesaurish. Saurish is currently based in Mangalore.