Bengaluru Review is an online monthly magazine dedicated to art and its many expressions. We publish works of original fiction, poetry, translations, in-depth essays, interviews, and photo stories. We also publish reviews of books, poetry, plays, exhibitions, events, art festivals, films, TV series, and documentaries.
Bengaluru Review also conducts workshops and author meetups every month, details of which can be found on our Facebook Page .
Sourav Roy writes in both Hindi and English, and is a 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. 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), Soho Mein Marx (translator: 3 plays by Howard Zinn), and Os Ki Prithvi (translation and research on Japanese Haiku).
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Winner of The Great Indian Poetry Contest 2018 sponsored by the On Fire Cultural Movement, Tuhin’s poems and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in City 7: A Journal of South Asian Literature, mutiny!, Chaicopy, Red River, and elsewhere. He’s currently the Poetry Editor of Bengaluru Review and Sonic Boom Journal. Tuhin tweets poems @secondhandsins.
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Fiction Editor & Social Media Lead
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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Poornima Laxmeshwar resides in Bangalore and works as a content writer for a living. Her poems have been published in national and international journals of repute. Her first poetry collection “Anything but Poetry” was published by Writers Workshop, Kolkata, a chapbook of her prose poems “Thirteen” was published by Yavanika Press and her full-length poetry collection 'Strings Attached' was recently published by Red River.
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Software engineer turned writer, Anand has been working in the media industry for several years. An editor for the global website meaww.com. He is currently working with pubninja.com and has been instrumental in strategising, writing, and developing content which has been consumed worldwide. He launched his debut book 'God for Sale' in 2016 and has his first full-length novel in the pipeline. An avid foodie and a movie buff, he can cook stories as elegently as cuisines.
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Community Lead & Mentor
Nandita Bose is an author and poet. She occasionally reviews books though she was born to be a restaurant reviewer. She lives in Bangalore in a household full of animals. Plus her family.
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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!
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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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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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