Ailin wishes to craft a language garbled enough to slip into the cracks and crevices of her world. She spends her time daydreaming and making shapes out of shadows. Sometimes she lets a shadow go free.
Halak is a raging feminist who believes that gender binaries are a myth. Ze wishes to topple capitalism eventually, and insists on indulging in ‘unproductive’ activities. Ze believes that art must be political and start conversations. Ze aims to be an eternal wet blanket who subverts all things problematic.
Himali loves stories in all forms—novels, short stories, TV series, movies, songs and audiobooks. When she isn’t reading or listening to stories, she’s probably daydreaming some of her own.
Suvanshkriti is a nerd and a geek, and a dork enough to educate you on the difference between the two. She alternates between despairing for the fate of the world and debating solutions to all its problems; she’s part pessimist, part romantic, and all goof.
Grishma believes in conspiracy theories, magic, the inevitability of a cat uprising, the Doctor and the lochness monster. To find her, follow the cake crumbs.
Ria embodies six of the seven deadly sins. The initials of her full name are RSVP. She finds it difficult to write about herself, which is why this bio is so random.
Dikshita is a ball of energy who is passionate about entrepreneurship and Basketball. Hyderabad and food light sparks in her eyes. She loves reading Rumi's beautiful works under the night sky while gazing at the stars.
Diksha is a daydreamer from Erode often musing about the business world. You will find her confused about either Microeconomics or Statistics, or laughing hysterically at things odd and peculiar.
As an avid reader, helping the wonderfully assembled Plot Number Two editions reach the largest number of readers possible is a great joy
Sumedha loves marketing, and ze used to work at the World Trade Center in Bombay (Marketing of course!). But doesn't want marketing to be the end of zim. Ze likes numbers and can't write proper sentences. Zis bios are weird. Okay, bye.
Payal likes to think she's creative and considerate. She's a foodie, loves to travel and learn about other cultures and languages. However, her favourite hobby is sleeping. She can sleep up to 12-14 hours in a day. But if you're having a bad day, she'll be there to cheer you up!
Abhishek is a CS major who is interested in Entrepreneurship. He handles the technical department of the Journal. He still considers himself to be a learner. He is the developer of our website.
Janice Pariat is the author of Boats on Land: A Collection of Short Stories and Seahorse: A Novel. She was awarded the Young Writer Award from the Sahitya Akademi and the Crossword Book Award for Fiction in 2013.
She studied English Literature at St Stephen’s College, Delhi, and History of Art at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Her work—including art reviews, book reviews, fiction and poetry—has featured in a wide selection of national magazines and newspapers. In 2014, she was the Charles Wallace Creative Writing Fellow at the University of Kent, UK.
Her novella The Nine Chambered-Heart is out with HarperCollins India (November 2017), forthcoming with HarperCollins UK in May 2018, and is being translated for publication into six languages including Italian, Spanish, French, and German.
Currently, she lives in New Delhi with a cat of many names.
"One of the most original and honest voices from contemporary India, and not just India's north-east." - CNN-IBN
Aruni Kashyap writes in Assamese and English. He is the author of the novel The House With a Thousand Stories (Viking/ Penguin, June 2013) : set against a series of widespread extra-judicial killings conducted by the Indian government during the late nineties to curb an armed insurgency in the Indian state of Assam. He has also translated from Assamese and introduced celebrated Indian writer Indira Goswami's last work of fiction, The Bronze Sword of Thengphakhri Tehsildar, for Zubaan Books (January, 2013) and is editing an anthology of short stories by writers from Assam set against the Assam Conflict for HarperCollins India. He won the Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarship for Creative Writing to the University of Edinburgh in 2009.