Born in 1967 in Madras, Tulsi Badrinath has a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Stella Maris College and an MBA from Ohio University, Athens. After four long, dreary years in a multinational bank, Tulsi quit her job to pursue her passion for writing and dance. "
"Her birthplace is also her chosen home. The city has always been central to Tulsi's work - Madras, Chennai and the Self: Conversations with the City is her fourth book on the subject, adding substantially to the Madras body of work that includes two novels, Meeting Lives and Man of A Thousand Chances, "
"both long-listed for the Man Asian Literary Prize, and one of narrative non-fiction, Master of Arts, A Life in Dance. "
"Her poems, articles, reviews and short stories have appeared in India Today, The Week, The Hindu, New Indian Express, Deccan Herald and Namaste among others. "
"Tulsi was trained in Bharatanatyam from the age of eight by the Dhananjayans, and has performed solo widely, in India and abroad.