Radhika, a doctorate in Mathematics, has won several honors for her literary creativity, including a gold medal in national level short story competitions. Her interest in story writing surfaced at an early age as she discovered that her stories were received well and left a lasting effect on readers. Inspired by the appreciation she got, she went on to publish several stories in magazines. She has recently published her book of short stories entitled ‘A Canopy of Carnations’ which was acknowledged well with good reviews. Having done her schooling at St. Joseph’s Convent and graduation from Providence College for Women in the hill station of Coonoor, her stories are inspired by the scenic beauty of the mountains and surrounding regions. Her simple language and flavor of nativity help the reader bond with the characters in her stories. After completing her post-graduation from Madras Christian College and her PhD, she went on to teach Mathematics for engineering students at renowned institutions for more than a decade and currently coaches students in Chennai while satisfying her appetite for writing.