VARTIKA RASTOGI is a student of English Literature at Hindu College, University of Delhi. Her passion lies in close observation of art, literature, culture and politics. She began writing at a young age, and wishes to spread the word of reason by working towards the development of ethical, independent and responsible journalism in the country.

Currently a Jijivisha Fellow with Arts for Social Change India, she teaches performative poetry to a class of 30 young girls from underprivileged backgrounds. She is also a trainee journalist at the leading independent news website, The Citizen, and divides her time between freelancing with her thoughts, writing fiction, sketching, devouring books and trying to develop better-informed opinions.

You can find her poetry and other works on fiction on her alternate blog, Punk Rock + Reticence.