Ashank was born in Chandigarh in 1998, and has grown up in Gurgaon. He loves reading and sketching. He considers reading one of the biggest joys in his life, and it is what inspired most of his story. He also likes writing, and started writing stories from an early age, preferring prose to poetry. He is a tremendous diary-writer and has discovered the joy of putting his own reflections and thoughts on paper. He was encouraged when one of his stories was published in a children’s monthly and then writing became more than just a hobby. He sometimes illustrates his stories with pen and ink. For this project, he was game to return to the drawing board again and again. Ashank wishes to pursue a career in science.