Nilufer Ahmed studied Political Science at Dhaka University. After getting married to S.M Rashed Ahmed, a career diplomat of Bangladesh, she left for abroad. She lived in the capitals of different countries- Vienna, Berne, Belgrade, Kuwait, Cairo, Canberra, Paris, Kolkata and Tokyo. She has gathered memories and has enriched herself mentally and intellectually. No matter where she has lived, she feels herself deeply rooted in Bangladesh where she was born in 1948. She was born and brought up in Dhaka and grew up in 21 Siddeshwari Lane, around which the stories of this book revolve. She is a story teller per excellence which enchants many readers. She herself is an avid reader and she used to write columns in various newspapers including Dhaka Tribune, weekly Holiday and Asian Age. She is fond of cooking and tries gourmet at home. She hopes for peace in the world for the generations to come.