Renuka Phadnis has 18 years of writing experience including as staff journalist at The Hindu, Deccan Herald, Bangalore Mirror and Electronics For You. As a Special Correspondent of The Hindu in Mangaluru and Bengaluru, she has seen, at close quarters, how newspapers work in metros and at the grassroot level. She has also edited three magazines: Linux For You, Information Technology and ePower as well as a book titled A Saga of Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji. She revels in teaching young minds. She has an MA in Political Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).