Paroma Neotia is a 20 year old student of Film Studies at New York University. She is an old-school romantic, at heart, which has inspired her to write stories and create films that are Bollywood but with her own creative twist. 'Aatish' is her debut short film as a writer and director.The film revolves around the life of a 22 year old boy called Aatish who is short tempered, irritable and suffers from depression. A constant occurence of setbacks and heartbreaks while trying to unsuccessfully pick himself up have made him completely lose hope in life. At one point, right when he is about to give up, hope finds a way back into his life on the occasion of Diwali.