Swamini Aaradhanananda’s life-long romance with the written word began when she was eight. Later she majored in English Literature, Journalism and Psychology. She met her beloved Gurudev, Swami Chinmayananda, an ex-journalist himself when she was in her teens. Moved by his dramatic delivery on stage and his dynamic compassion off it. She burnt her bridges as a copy-writer in 1991, joined the Gurukul Vedanta Course and thus moved from the world of advertising to Adhyatma. She has been the editor of Balvihar, the kids’ international monthly with a global circulation of 40,000 for 22 years. Poetry dominates her writing and writing is her meditation!