author & founder
Abhi Krish is a Singaporean author producing children’s content in Tamil and English. She has released more than 30 Tamil stories and rhymes for free distribution under the creative commons license. Abhi has authored three picture books between 2020-2022 – Paadalaam! Magizhalaam! (Nool Monsters, 2020), Ayyo…Andha Kili! & Ayyo…That Parrot! (Tulika Publishers, 2022) and Irandume Pidikkum (Love enough for two, Vaaranam Books, 2022), with several more set for publication next year.
Abhi is a visual thinker. Her work is largely a transcription of her vivid imagination, fueled by the what-ifs of the world around her. She thoroughly enjoys writing comedy even while unpacking difficult or unconventional themes and is always up for the challenge of crafting rhyming verses and parallel narratives.
Abhi tumbled into the literary space when on a mission to make Tamil fun, lively and relevant for her young children. What started as a casual experiment with her blog, EliPuli, led to a deeper understanding of why families were struggling to connect with their mother tongue, gaps in the Tamil kidlit space, and the desperate need for positive, inclusive representation of Tamil children in mainstream narratives.
Nool Monsters is Abhi’s humble offering towards kickstarting a revolution in Tamil children’s publishing. and storytelling. Through a thoughtful, progressive lens coupled with quirky characters and rich, colorful worlds, she hopes to empower every brown child who yearns to see their reflection in the pages of their reading. She also hopes non-Tamil audiences will have a better appreciation for Tamil as a language, culture, and people.
Beyond writing and storytelling, Abhi also dabbles in puppetry, song-writing, and music composition. An engineer by training, Abhi’s life before Nool Monsters was filled with arts management, people relations, graphic design, and social media marketing.
Abhi is known best to her littlest fans as, Anbu Thozhi Abhirami – a tag she adopted for her sing-along videos. Her catch phrases, “Hi kutties!”, “Bye kutties!” and “Jee Nool Baa!” are well-loved and repeated by children all over the world.