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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Mansi Goda read her first book at the age of 3 and has not stopped since. A journalism student at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, Mansi’s interests lie in research, communication, organization and social service. She has worked previously with Teach For India, OPEN Magazine and DNA, and is currently a research fellow with PUKAR, Mumbai. She believes strongly in the power of words when strung together for a purpose, and hence the ability of well-written narratives in bringing about positive change.
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Samia Mehraj, an engineer by qualification, treasures storytelling and reading. She volunteered with AIESEC for a period of 2.5 years wherein, among many other roles that she held, she worked as a Marketing Manager, and subsequently as Vice President, Talent Management while facilitating many national conferences. Currently, she’s a contributor at Terribly Tiny Tales, spoken word artist at Delhi Poetry Slam and writes for Greater Kashmir, the leading news daily of J&K. She has also worked as a creative content manager, curator and a copywriter. Her story, The Runaway Girl, will be out this year in an anthology of short fiction.”
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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.
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.