Bengaluru Review is an online magazine dedicated to art and its many expressions. Started as a joint collaboration by Abhivyakti and Atta Galatta, the magazine is run completely on submission basis.
We publish reviews of books, poetry, plays, exhibitions, events, art festivals, films, TV series, and documentaries every month. We also have a section dedicated to bhasha, where reviews written in Indian vernacular languages are encouraged. Besides reviews, we also publish works of original fiction and poetry, translations, in-depth essays, interviews, and photo stories, and run our own podcast channel.
Bengaluru Review also conducts workshops every month, details of which can be found on our Facebook Page.
Sourav Roy is the Founding Editor of Bengaluru Review. He is a bilingual writer, poet, journalist, and translator. He is a visiting faculty at Azim Premji University and NIFT Bengaluru, where he teaches poetry and creative writing. He is also a core member of ‘Anjuman‘, a literary club that promotes Hindi-Urdu literature in Bengaluru. A blogger since 2010, Sourav has worked as an Editor at YourStory in the past, where he wrote exhaustively about India’s social sector. His published work includes Yayavar (Collection of poems) Karnakavita (Editor: Anthology of Hindi-Urdu poetry from Bengaluru), Teen Natak by Abhishek Majumdar (Editor), and Soho Mein Marx (Translator: 3 Plays by Howard Zinn).
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Co-editor of Bengaluru Review, Tuhin Bhowal is a former fiction writer at Madcue, Tuhin is also the Content Curator of Verse of Silence, and Poetry Reader for Sonic Boom Journal. Some of his poems and translations have appeared and are forthcoming in anthologies and journals namely City 7, Mutiny! Magazine, and elsewhere. He’s currently working towards setting up his dream project, a close-reading pedagogical literary society. An engineer by profession, Tuhin lives alone in Bengaluru, India.
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Darsana Mohan is a writer, poet and reader from Kochi. She is currently living in Bangalore and has been involved in the city’s varied book and poetry communities. She reads anything that comes her way and has been reviewing books since her childhood. She actively chronicles her reading on Instagram at @darshbob
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Sonali Bhatia heads Community Initiatives at Bengaluru Review. She gave up a career as an advertising copywriter to follow her passion – bringing children and books together. She has worked as a librarian at a leading school in Bengaluru, and since 1997, has been conducting workshops for children and adults in various literary topics, like reading enrichment, drama, public speaking and creative writing. Sonali is a Harry Potter enthusiast, and is interested in unconventional methods of education and has written on these subjects, for Deccan Herald, Teacher Plus magazine, and Oxford University Press.
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Babli Yadav occupies herself as a homemaker, mother, gardener; weaving poetry in between the silences of the mundane. A former journalist and a reluctant full-timer, you can often spot her staring at trees exchanging sweet nothings. She currently lives in Bengaluru, although her heart is ‘partly’ in a village, on a farm, amidst abundance of nature. She is part of Bengaluru Review’s editorial team.
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An Assistant Editor at Pratham Books and an enthusiast of all things poetry, Shaoni is a proud Bengali who unwinds by whipping up a cuisine or two. She loves the ‘flaneur’ in her and admits to have scribbled about unnamed people, roads and water banks while travelling. Reviews and analyses excites the academic soul in her! She is part of Bengaluru Review’s editorial team.
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Devi Sastry is an undergraduate student of literature, languages, and creative writing. She is the former editor of The Croaker, Sarah Lawrence College’s premier humour magazine, and has worked on various other student publications. Her written work can be found on her blog. She also performs spoken word poetry, and dabbles in theater and music. When she’s not abroad at college, she resides in her hometown of Bengaluru with her family and dogs.
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