Tulsi Badrinath has a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Stella Maris College, Madras and a Master's in Business Administration from Ohio University, Athens. After working four long, dreary years in a multinational bank, Tulsi quit her job to devote herself to dance and writing. Her poems, articles, reviews and short story have appeared in various newspapers and publications. She lives in Madras. From the age of eight, Tulsi learnt the classical dance-form Bharatanatyam from her gurus, the Dhananjayans, and performed widely, at events such as the Festival of India, USSR, 1987, as part of their troupe. She has given many solo performances in India, and abroad. Meeting Lives, which was on the 2007 Man Asian Literary Prize long list as The Living God, is her first novel. Her second novel, Melting Love, was on the 2008 Man Asian Literary Prize long list as well.