Nandini is a writer, journalist, stage actor and comedian. Her first book is Hitched: The Modern Woman and Arranged Marriage (Random House, 2013). An extract from her novel-in-progress was one of the five winners of the Caravan and Writers of India Festival contest, 2014. She is also a playwright and alumna of the Writers' Bloc workshop conducted by the Royal Court Theatre, London. She is working on a second non-fiction work, a novel, and several plays and screenplays. Nandini lives in Madras, where she spends most of her day rescuing her manuscripts and her favourite books from the eight dogs who own her.