Born on 27th July 2002, Apeksha Rai belongs to Ballia (a district in Uttar Pradesh) and has been residing in New Delhi since her birth. Her intense penchant for literature comes to her from her father, who's an Associate Professor at Delhi University. She is a tenth standard student in Ahlcon International School (East Delhi) where she's been vigorously participating in various co-curricular activities and oration competitions. She has been trying her hands on poetry on and off since 2009. However, the quality, maturity and passion for poetry came to her in the last three years. She publishes her poems frequently on her website - 'The Owl of Minerva' (apeksharai.wordpress.com) which has successfully gathered huge responses from thousands of readers over the globe. Apart from poetry, she's avid for Indian Classical Music and has recently completed her Madhyama Poorna examination. She has been profoundly engrossed in various shades of nature and life, which she loves to pen down with her own distinctive philosophicalflair in herworks.