An avid reader, theatre enthusiast, and a young techie, Sarthak was writing profusely even as he
graduated in Engineering in Computer Science from NSIT, Delhi in 2014. During this period, he
was also writing for Roobaroo, a prominent theatre group of Delhi, followed by a stint at Flipkart.
Imagination, creativity and sensitivity towards wildlife led him to leave his plush corporate job in
pursuit of a new path. His childhood fascination with animals and concern for the environment has
been realized in Children of Mama Asili.
When a ten-year-old Tanya discovers a mysterious, furry creature in her balcony, unbeknownst of its identity or origin, she embraces it into her life and unknowingly changes the course of her world’s history.The world little Tanya has inherited is centred around the fictional and futuristic colony of Kalpana Nagar, nestled somewhere in the locale of South Delhi, in the year 2050. It’s a land of flying advertisement drones and creeping city sludge, of miniature wearable ‘computers’ and lofty mountains of garbage. It’s where a strict Mamma and a kind, old ‘Jiji’ complete Tanya’s family and where, without telling them, Tanya hopes to rear a new family member, who she’s innocently taken to be her little brother.But the gutsy girl doesn’t realise that she and her ‘brother’ are separated by over 40 million years of evolution and in this fast choking world, there might not be a place for two little children of Mother Nature, or as an old African poacher likes to call her ‘Mama Asili’.