Andrew Rooney

Andrew Rooney is an associate professor who teaches writing at Jindal Global University in Sonipat, India. He recently published a collection of stories, The Colorado Motet (Ghost Road Press) and a novella, Fall of the Rock Dove (Main Street Rag). His stories have appeared in numerous magazines and journals around …

Arputharani Sengupta

Dr. Arputharani Sengupta is best known for the cultural history of ancient India. Her latest book The Silk Road Fabrics: The Stein Collection in the National Museum of India (2018) demonstrates the Cultural Revolution brought by the contact between East and West during the Greco-Scythian Kushana Dynasty in South Asia. …

Ayesha Aleem

Ayesha Aleem is currently an independent journalist and writer. She has been a political reporter in Washington DC, a senior correspondent for India Today in Bangalore, a business editor in Dubai and most recently, was a features writer for Conde Nast Traveller India in Mumbai. She has trained as a …

Brenda Rodrigues

Brenda Rodrigues is multi-talented: as a teenager she sang with a well-known orchestra; on stage she was a prolific actress and went on to adapt, write and direct plays herself;  her flair for interior decoration got both her homes first in Mumbai, then in Goa, featured in magazines; she actively …

Gurbir Singh

Gurbir Singh is a senior journalist whose career in the profession spans over three decades. He began as a journalist in 1980 by writing for various publications including Onlooker, EPW and the Indian Express, Mumbai. He went on to join Bennett, Coleman & Company’s Times of India News Service as …

Kabir Agarwal

Kabir Agarwal is a Correspondent at The Wire where he writes on the intersection of politics and economics. In the past, he has worked with The Times of India, Nivara Hakk Suraksha Samiti, and the Mumbai School of Economics and Public Policy.  

Kiran Manral

Kiran Manral published her first book, The Reluctant Detective in 2011. Since then, she has published seven books across genres till date. Her books include romance and chick lit with Once Upon A Crush (2014) and All Aboard (2015); horror with The Face at the Window (2016) and nonfiction with Karmic Kids (2015), A Boy’s Guide to Growing Up (2016) and True …

Mamta Chitnis Sen

A journalist for over 15 years, Mamta Chitnis Sen has worked with reputed publications like Mid-Day and Society, and her writings and columns have been published in The Sunday Observer and The Daily.  She also worked with the Sunday Guardian and handled their Mumbai bureau for 8 years, reporting extensively on various political …

Michael Brett

Michael Brett’s poems were written during the Civil War in the former Yugoslavia, when Michael worked in the Press Section of the Information Centre of Bosnia-Herzegovina in London. He opposed the widespread massacres of civilians that were taking place at that time, and continued writing during the Gulf Wars and …

Mrinalini Harchandrai

Mrinalini Harchandrai is Bombaykala Books’ editor at large, and the author of A Bombay In My Beat. Mrinalini Harchandrai is a writer based in Mumbai. Her poems have appeared in literary journals like The Bombay Review, The Bangalore Review, Vayavya, Earthen Lamp Journal,The Joao Roque Literary Review and The Quill Magazine. She won first prize for …