About Us

Hello there! Curious to see who built this? That’s us – Nilambari and Akshata.

The Library of Scroll is a collection of some fantastic long-form reads which both of us have curated over the years. We release this as one read per day, three days a week. We aim to leave no genre untouched in these archives, but are quite bound by what we ultimately choose to read: so we’re leaving you with our little life stories which influence our reading styles.

Love our picks, have suggestions, want to collaborate or just feel like a chat? Hit us up at libraryofscroll[at]gmail.com – we’re always excited to hear from you!

Akshata Prabhu

Hello, I’m Akshata! Things that craft what I read, and so what you’ll see:

  • Growing up in two vastly different countries: India and Qatar, and all this time spent figuring out whether samosas or shawarmas feel more like home
  • A lifetime of vacations with my nose in a book – typically strange worlds in fantasy fiction, beautifully narrated (auto)biographies, witty chick-lit, and deliciously detailed travel reads
  • Four years spent unpacking politics, pop culture, psychology and more as a rookie debater in the Indian parliamentary debating circuit
  • Figuring out what makes businesses tick, be it while rushing for an 8.45 am lecture at IIM Ahmedabad, during my time at Bain & Company, or at my current stint evaluating early stage bets at KA Enterprises.

If you missed the social media Easter eggs peppered above, you can reach me on Twitter here or LinkedIn here.

Nilambari Rathi

What’s up, I’m Nilambari! Things that craft what I read, and so what you’ll see:

  • 18 years spent in a small town called Bhilwara, while dreaming of a world beyond fueled by Doordarshan – with stark memories of adjusting the antenna and shouting “Aaya kya?” – and enjoying the bliss that is doing whatever made me happy, be it quilling or quizzing
  • Opening up my long oily braid and letting my hair loose for the first time at LSR, and landing up at the fantastic and more famously Jeff Bezos’ former employer – D.E. Shaw, where I hung out with traders from Tokyo to New York learning about exotic financial instruments
  • Climbing the urbanization ladder as I city-hopped (DEL, HYD, AMD, BLR, BOM) and mastering the art of being equally comfortable in a train’s general compartment or a window seat in a packed flight
  • Getting amazed by how businesses are built at IIM Ahmedabad, and experiencing it first-hand as I help fund economic growth & financial inclusion for the under-served and un-served low & middle-class Bharat as a Deputy VP at AU Small Finance Bank

If you missed the social media Easter eggs peppered above, you can reach me on Twitter here or LinkedIn here.