An Oil & Gas Risk Management expert, Rony Nair has been writing poetry since 1985 and has been a columnist with the Indian Express in the early 1990s. He is also a published photographer and is due to hold his first major exhibition. He currently writes a regular column for two online journals; one of them widely read over South India. Rony has been profiled by the Economic Times of Delhi and has also written for them. He cites V.S Naipaul, A.J Cronin, Patrick Hamilton, Alan Sillitoe, John Braine and Nevil Shute in addition to FS Fitzgerald as influences on his life; and Philip Larkin, Dom Moraes and Ted Hughes as his personal poetry idols. Larkins collected poems would be the one book he would like to die with.