n engineer by education and a technologist by profession. Pankaj is a traveller and explorer at heart. During his two-decade corporate career and his travels into the lap of nature and history, he came across many books and people that left him enriched by their many stories, some told but many others untold. He weaves his pen through these ancient stories, which are hidden in our Sanskrit gems, and narrates a well-celebrated story. He lives in the beautiful city of Mysore with his wife Ragini, son Aryaman, and pet-son Shinzou.