Mookonda Poonacha Nitin Kushalappa is an Indian writer and amateur historian, besides being a blogger and engineer as well. He was born in Virajpet town, in Kodagu, and brought up in the city of Bangalore, both places are in Southern Karnataka. He did his schooling in Clarence High School in Bangalore, his senior secondary at St. Joseph's PUC and college from VTU. He also works as a software engineer who makes apps for the iPhone. He writes under the names Mookonda Kushalappa, Nitin Kushalappa and Kushal Mucon. He is an historian by hobby who is interested in prehistoric and ancient sites and writes about them. He is the author of two books, 'Long ago in Coorg' and 'The early Coorgs', both being on a local history, that of the Kodagu (Coorg) district of the South Indian state of Karnataka.