Pikanani is the author of the newly released ‘The Adventures of Shrilok Homeless’, a detective thriller set in Mumbai. Her first book ‘Little Indians - Stories from across the country’, is a bestselling fact plus fiction book. Two of her stories appear in the popular text book Gul Mohar Reader. She worked as an organisational psychologist for several year before setting out to pursue her childhood dream of being a writer, hence the pen name from her childhood.
She conducts creative writing workshops and book related activities in schools and libraries. She lives in Bengaluru with her family