Alka Goel, co-author, is a Senior Engineering Manager with a leading multinational company that provides Electronic Design Automation software solutions. Coupled with a Masters in Computers, she has 21 years of rich industry experience. Alka strongly believes that everything and everyone has a purpose in life, hence it would not be inappropriate to call her a die-hard optimist who believes in life and its bounty. Alka is progressively spiritual and enjoys listening to the discourses of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Avdhoot Baba Shivanand ji. In fact their words of wisdom have strongly influenced her persona and thus resonate in her poems as well. When she s not spending time with her family, Alka is busy writing poetry- both Hindi and English, reading and travelling!