Rana Safvi is a historian with a deep love for verse and a passion for the culture and heritage of the Indian subcontinent. She combines her enthusiasm for both in her writing. She runs a popular blog, 'Hazrat e Dilli', which talks about Delhi's culture, food, heritage and age-old traditions. She is founder and moderator of #Shair on Twitter, a forum that has revived popular interest in Urdu poetry in a major way. Rana is a postgraduate in History from Aligarh Muslim University. She lives in Delhi with her family.