Shipra Bhatia is the author of Kolam Konnect, a women-centric website focussing on various contemporary issues through diverse perspectives.

Shipra has worked with UN agencies specializing in women empowerment, livelihoods, and governance. She has a degree in Elementary Education, Politics, Governance, and Business Management.

She has a keen interest in learning about Indo-Islamic, Central Asian and Persian religious and cultures practices.

She uses various expressions of storytelling, such as global cinema, folktales, mythology, and legends to know and understand life and death and everything else in between.

She is a seeker of the unknown and perhaps, unknowable.

Born in Delhi, India, she now lives in California.