Namita Devidayal is a journalist with The Times of India and Co-Director of the Times Litfest. She has written three books — The Music Room, Aftertaste, and The Sixth String of Vilayat Khan. The Music Room was a winner of the 2008 Vodafone Crossword Popular Book Award, and was named an Outlook book of 2007. Namita graduated from Princeton University. She lives in Mumbai.