Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar

Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar Writer Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar is a doctor and Sahitya award-winning writer based in Jharkhand. His published books include The Mysterious Ailment of Rupi Baskey, The Adivasi Will Not Dance, My Father’s Garden and Jwala Kumar and the Gift of Fire: Adventures in Champakbagh. He won the 2015 Yuva Puraskar for his debut […]


Haasini Casukhela

Haasini Casukhela Artist An avid manga reader, Haasini couldn’t help but gravitate toward art, design, and comics after a brief time in architecture. She’s worked in conservation architecture, data visualization, and in the development of a curriculum to teach children art and animation. She loves to travel because the long, quiet moments in between places […]


Francesca Cotta

Francesca Cotta Writer Francesca Cotta is a Goan writer and editor who has worked with publications such as Soup, Comixense and Sanctuary Asia. She is also an environmental campaigner, and has worked with several organisations and citizen movements to help bring about awareness and action on climate change, conservation and sustainability. Insta: frenchfried06 In Comixense: […]


Falah Faisal

Falah Faisal Writer Falah Faisal is a retired stand-up comic and an aspiring filmmaker. Comics are where both those worlds combine perfectly. He’s the creator of Musalman (India’s only Muslim superhero) and Falahdeen (a modern stoner take on the classic Alladin story). Insta: gonzogram66 In Comixense: Jaane Wale Sipahi (Vol 2 Issue 2 | July-September […]

Derek Almeida

Derek Almeida

Derek Almeida Writer Former editor of ‘The Goan Everyday’ who retired five years ago to discover the true meaning of susegado. While on the journey to finding bliss, which is an ongoing one, he found time to write for a Delhi-based magazine, ‘Civil Society’ and try his hand at cooking, a work in need of […]


Cordelia B. Francis

Cordelia B. Francis Writer Cordelia B. Francis is a journalist, short fiction writer and editor. She has previously worked with Femina and the Times of India, and has contributed articles to several national and international publications. Her short stories have been featured in the Joao Roque Literary Journal and in anthologies Shell Windows and The […]