Although the postal code of Nandini Nayar’s home address says she lives in Hyderabad, India, in actual fact, she inhabits various worlds. Every morning, she sets out to travel to these worlds, ready to make a note of strange noises, smells and sights. That’s how she’s managed to publish over forty books for children of all ages.It was on one of these journeys that she caught a whiff of the orange jalebis from The Sweet and Spicy Sweetshop. Further investigations introduced her to Vishnu, the reluctant sweet-maker, Laddoo, the boy who doesn’t eat sweets, and Anu, the girl with a plan. But it was something grey and cloudy, something that looked suspiciously ghostly, that convinced her to write The Curious Case of The Sweet and Spicy Sweetshop. For more information on Nandini’s journeys, go to www.nandininayar.in.