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.