Aarthi Parthasarathy is a Bangalore-based filmmaker and writer. She is the co-founder of Falana Films, an independent studio that creates a wide variety of film, animation and sequential art. She is the creator of Royal Existentials, a weekly webcomic that uses Indian historical imagery to talk about contemporary social angst. She also writes UrbanLore, a comic series about Indian cities, created in collaboration with artist Kaveri Gopalakrishnan. She has previously worked with The Kabir Project, creating content for Ajab Shahar, an online video archive of mystic poetry and folk music from the subcontinent.