Being a military kid, Shamika has lived and travelled all over India, and her nomadic childhood has fueled an immense hunger and fascination for new cultures and languages (she's a polyglot!) Outside of these passions, her biggest hobby is to collect multiple hobbies and end up entirely confused with herself. Some of these include reading, writing, embroidery and knitting, gardening, coffee brewing, and painting. Shamika is a copywriter and translator, with a background in commerce. She also has a pet turtle named Aristurtle, that lives with her in Mumbai.