Semeen Ali completed her graduation in English Honours from Miranda House and completed her post-graduation and M.Phil. from Department of English, University of Delhi. She is currently a PhD scholar at the Department of English, University of Delhi. Her first book Broken Barriers was published in 2008 from Writers Workshop. Her second book – Rose and Ashes (Writers Workshop, 2009) was nominated for the Muse India Young Writers Award at the Hyderabad Literary Festival, 2012 and got the Jury’s Commendation Award. Origins (2012) and Transitions (2014) are her other books. She has edited an anthology, Dilli, an Anthology of Women Poets of Delhi published by Poets Printery, South Africa (2014).