Right through her school days, Hyma was actively involved in co-curricular activities such as creative writing and debates. Soon after completing her MBA, she worked in the corporate sector for a brief period. She also holds a PhD in Business Management. She began writing fiction as she was attracted by the power of its narrative to fuse creativity with compelling realities and realistically portray the vagaries of life. She likes to read, listen to music and travel whenever possible. ‘The Abandoned Daughter’ is her second piece of fiction.