Rimli Bhattacharya is a First class gold medalist in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology and an MBA in supply chain management. Her essay on mental illness was published in the anthology "Book of Light", Speaking Tiger Publications. She has written for TOI, Cafe Dissensus, IWF, YKA, Daily O, IGCC, Engineering Journals, and other magazines. She is a trained classical dancer (Kathak and Odissi). She lives in Mumbai, India.