Bharati Nayak (1962) grew up in Cuttack and graduated from the famous Ravenshaw College. She completed her Masters Degree in Political Science from Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar. She is a bilingual writer— English and Odia. She has two books of English poetry namely ‘Words Are Such Perfect Traitors’ (2016) and A Day for Myself (2018) to her credit. She resides at M.I.G.-1/180, Satya Sai Enclave, Khandagiri, Bhubaneswar, Odish, India; and can also be contacted through e-mail: email@example.com.