Mukteshwar Kshirsagar, a career technocrat by profession, is a writer at heart. An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology and J. Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, both in Mumbai, India, he has worked as a corporate executive with a career spanning thirty-three years, half of it at the Times of India Group, which is the largest media conglomerate in India. He was Deputy Director (Production) when he relinquished office in 2007. In his own words, he has been on a journey of discovery since then, going from identity to anonymity. He expresses his worldview of human affairs in short stories, essays, and poems in English, Hindi, and Marathi. His last offering, titled Being Aum, is a collection of English verses translating exotic spiritual poems of the Bengali saint Minoti Roy.
Prof. Gauri Kshirsagar, former head of the Department of Mathematics at the prestigious R. Ruia College, Mumbai, India, is a gold-medalist in mathematics at both graduate and postgraduate levels. She is also an accomplished Sanskrit scholar (Visharad). After excelling as a banker for thirteen years, she took up a career spanning twenty-four years in university teaching. An ardent advocate of holistic education, she has strong spiritual leanings. Her literary repertoire includes textbooks in mathematics and Marathi translations of teachings of Indian mystics as well as ancient scriptures in Sanskrit.