Vol. XI | Issue 3 | August 2023

From the Editor’s Desk

It is the 77th year of our independence, the tricolour flew high, as I travelled back to the city where the Ganga flows beneath a steel bridge and monsoon laden clouds. As always, there is chaos everywhere, but mostly a loud cry resonates over yet another innocent student's death while the television and social media debate over right and wrong continues. At night I hear the city as it breathes its own toxic air, cries of student unrest, of mortar shelling between the tribes in the North Eastern state of Manipur. ‘Hok Kolorob’: Let there be noise, seems to be a long lost cause. Let the world know the noise, and yet, here we are once again without solutions in sight.

The August issue brings into light publisher/poet Naveen Kishore's poem on love & loss in poetry, Siddiqui F reviews Roopa Pai's book on Cubbon Park, a short story in The Last Story I couldn't Tell, and an interview of bilingual writer Kinshuk Gupta. Do let us know how we did this August.

Thank you for being with us dear readers.

Maitreyee Bhattacharjee Chowdhury
Managing Editor, The Bangalore Review