Sohail Hashmi graduated from Delhi University and completed his post-graduation and M.Phil, from JNU. He gave up his Ph.D. mid-way to work full time with the CPI (M). He conducts Heritage walks in Delhi, writes about Delhi, its language, its food, its water bodies and its monuments. He also makes documentaries, writes and blogs on Issues of Culture, Language, Education and Communalism. Sohail has worked with PTI TV, National Literacy Mission, Home TV, BITV and kingfisher.com. He was Director of Leap Years – a Creative Activity Centre for Children, and is the founding Trustee of SAHMAT.