Rituparna Chatterjee is a writer, journalist and columnist. She is a former foreign correspondent and columnist for The Economic Times. Her column California Dreaming is about her life as an immigrant mother in America, its gun violence and shooter drills for kindergarteners. Her first book An Ordinary Life was on the life of the acclaimed actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Her second book The Water Phoenix was in the top five best selling nonfiction of 2020 and number one on Google India. She is now writing a novel.