Aruna Sankaranarayanan is the author of Zero Limits: Things Every 20 Something Should Know. She was the Founder & Director of PRAYATNA, a centre for children with learning difficulties in Bengaluru & Chennai for 22 years. She currently writes for The HINDU, Deccan Herald & Financial Express (Digital) on teaching, learning, work, relationships and well-being. She authors a monthly column, Youth, that addresses issues of young adults and blogs at

She keeps abreast of recent research findings and theories in psychology and is invested in applying these insights to better people’s lives. Besides being a bibliophile, Aruna enjoys calligraphy and doodling. She holds a bachelor’s from Mount Holyoke College and a doctorate in Psychology from Harvard University.