A Rustic Mind, as a platform was born out of a need to digitize the words and works of the founder, Manali Desai.
A loner, but not a recluse, Manali finds solace in the company of herself and some books. This happily married woman (still a girl at heart!!) found ‘writing’ as her calling after her stints as a Marketing Executive (post her MBA) and as an English Teacher (post her MA in English Literature). Though it’s hard to track her current location at any given point of time (as she is always travelling!!!) her permanent abode (mentally and physically both!!) is in Mumbai.