Kuppili Padma is a noted short story writer, columnist, social commentator and journalist in Telugu. Her writing reflects the impact of globalisation on different facets of the society and on young women and adolescents. In a writing career of 25 years, she has published nine short story collections, three novels, one poetry anthology and two collections of creative prose. Without resorting to sloganeering, her characters push the limits of freedom and triumph against all odds. In her inimitable simple, lyrical and poetic style, she nudges readers to look beyond the cliché of women’s rights.