Arati Kodali was a techno economic feasibility consultant. In Hyderabad she started “Fast Forward Learning” which conducted the NIE programme for The Hindu in several schools of the city. Later, the company conducted its own programme for teaching soft skills in schools and corporates. The FFL programme had an enrolment of over 10000 students. She has freelanced for The Hindustan Times, The Times of India, The Hindu, The Pioneer etc. She volunteers for The All India Women’s Conference with projects for gender equality, reproductive rights of women and children’s rights. As an avid traveller, foodie, film buff and music lover, she incorporates elements of all these in her writing.