Kiran Manral (born 1971) is an Indian author. Based in Mumbai, she published her first novel The Reluctant Detective in 2011. Karmic Kids (2015) her first non-fiction work, is an introduction to parenting based on her own experience of raising a son. Manral is the founder of India Helps, a network of volunteers who assist disaster victims.
Basu is the author of Dangle and Padmavati. She was the editor of Chronicles of Urban Nomads, Crossed and Knotted, Rudraksha - When Gods Came Calling and a contributor to Defiant Dreams and When They Spoke. Sutapa Basu won the first position for writing a short story in the genre of mythological-fiction in response to the prompt given by author Amish Tripathi in the 2017 TOI Write India Season 1
Born at New Delhi, she worked in the corporate sector for eight long years before Tanushree quit the rat race to wield her pen and found her calling.
A well know travel writer and novelist, she is also known for the hundreds of ‘Middles’ that entertained readers of almost all English dailies in the country for over a decade.