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Two years back, The Bombay Review was launched by Kaartikeya Bajpai and a few college mates. What was initially ideated as a free literary supplementary to be distributed across local colleges is now an International Nonprofit Literary Journal that publishes short fiction and poetry and an annual print anthology. Apart from publishing, we also organise literary events across the world. Our journey began while we were still in college, meetings over vada paus and chais were where most of our ideas really took flight. Today, we are a young group of core members, interns and volunteers across different countries who do this based on shared passion and dedication. We had our first literary event in a local neighbourhood cafe in Pune and today, we are overwhelmed to have volunteers who are guided to do similar literary events in their cities and countries respectively. Most recent events were held in various cities across India, Lahore in Pakistan, Fukuoka in Japan, Letterkenny in Ireland, Mina in Nigeria and Cheltenham in UK. The goal is shared, we all want to improve the literature scenario in our cities, countries and consequently, the world. Our most successful and ambitious project yet included The Indo-Pak project, where we held simultaneous events in Lahore and Mumbai on the theme of South Asian Literature and Cross Border Collaborations, followed by a themed issue from writers and poets from both countries. Currently, we are working on our ongoing project, The Workshop Series where we aim to conduct intensive workshops by eminent writers and poets on different topics, open for the general public. 

Unfortunately, the way we have been running this magazine and our projects has been through our own personal savings and we realize that, it is becoming increasingly difficult to run it this way and we may not be able to sustain for more than three to four months and we need your help. So far, running and contributing to this for two years has been an immense labour of love. 
In the future, we hope to invest and initiate many such projects that contribute to our goal of spreading and building a strong literature community. Please join us in keeping our cause alive. 

The funds collected on this campaign will be invested in the following:

  1. Organising free literary events across the world, including cities in India and abroad. 
  2. Conducting comprehensive workshops by experienced writers, poets and artists for the public.
  3. Building the quality of the magazine.
  4. Investing in independent literary projects and meaningful collaborations.

    Post this campaign, we will make it our responsibility to give all our donors monthly reports on the magazine's updates, projects and overall, how the funds are being utilised. You are assured your contribution will lead to significant impact in spreading literature across boundaries.
    Do have a look at our portfolio, that includes all our events, projects, recent press coverages, etc:

    Additionally, you may also check our Facebook page and website to see what we've been up to recently.

    Kaartikeya Bajpai | Founder & Editor-in-Chief
    Huda Merchant | Editorial Director

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