Founder, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
Kaartikeya Bajpai, a JN Tata Scholar and journalism graduate, was first published in Chandamama when he was nine and his work has since appeared in Tehelka, Helter Skelter, Muse India, Reading Hour, Sahitya Academy’s Indian Literature Journal, among others. He has given four TEDx talks and been a panelist/speaker in numerous literary festivals. He lives in New York, and is completing his masters in Creative Writing and working part time at the India China Institute. He has also given guest lectures in universities like Lady Sri Ram, St. Xaviers, Symbiosis, Ashoka, Ruia, and KC.
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Rochelle Potkar’s book, ‘The Arithmetic of breasts and other stories’ was shortlisted for The Digital Book of the Year Award 2014, by Publishing Next. She was a writer-in-residence at the UNESCO city of literature – Iowa’s International Writing Program (IWP), Fall 2015. ‘Four Degrees of Separation’ (Paperwall, 2016) is her first book of poetry.
She blogs at: www.rochellepotkar.com.
Chandini Hemdev is a published poet, a wedding planner and a person to whom ‘Poetry is the smile to her soul’. Currently pursuing her MA in English, she finds the world of literature her place to be. She was a speaker at the Under 25 Summit in Bangalore, and has been a speaker and performer in events across India. She has also authored a book on poetry.
Namrata Toraskar, an architecture graduate from Mumbai, is currently pursuing her Masters in Design from CEPT, Ahmedabad. While travelling across rural India, vernacular habitats and traditional lifestyles captivate her and induce a passion to illustrate the experiences she encounters. She has a keen interest in architectural design ideas that are rooted in culture, climate and costeffectiveness. Adhering to her interest of crafting spaces, the practice under Sathya Prakash Varanashi in Bangalore always drove her to use natural materials while designing innovative, ecofriendly houses. She dreams to restore traditional knowledge systems and develop a database of built heritage through her illustrations on architecture and people.
Amrita Lall is on paper, a student of law. Otherwise, she writes or at least enjoys it enough to want to do it for most part of her time. A fiction writer and an occasional book-reviewer, she believes that the best stories lie in our everyday lives. Some of her earlier work is available on her blog at http://museplease.blogspot.in/ and much of the rest is open to selective readership.