Shubhrata Prakash is an officer with the Indian Revenue Service. She has a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi, and an MBA from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar. Before joining the Civil Services, she worked briefly in advertising with Lintas and Leo Burnett. She lives in Bangkok with her husband and two children. Shubhrata is the author of a collection of poems titled Ink on Water and The D Word.