Bollywood made it that much harder.
Shruthi&amp;nbsp;Rao&amp;nbsp;is a writer and editor.&amp;nbsp;She has written a number of books for children (Manya Learns to Roar, The Secret Garden, Avani and the Pea Plant, The Story Lady.)&amp;nbsp;Her fiction has won several awards, and&amp;nbsp;her essays on travel, books, science and culture have been published&amp;nbsp;in NGT&amp;nbsp;India, BLink, Scroll.in, Mint Lounge and India Currents among others.&amp;nbsp;Shruthi&amp;nbsp;loves books, trees, desserts, hikes and the internet. Originally from Bangalore, India, she now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, USA.
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