Head of Content
Rheea Mukherjee spent most of her life moving between the U.S and India. In 2011, she decided enough was enough and moved back to Bangalore for good after finishing her MFA in Creative Writing from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. In 2012 she co-founded Bangalore Writers Workshop (BWW) where she co- conceptualized, marketed, and facilitated creative writing workshops for two years. She also taught English as a second language to French students at L’ecole de Design at Srishti college of Design. Her fiction and non-fiction has been published in several literary magazines and her first book, Transit for Beginners was published by Kitaab in April 2016. She has worked as a communications consultant for a Political start-up and been a writing consultant for a wide variety copy, editing, and content projects.
She attempts yoga, novel writing, and writes semi-regular vegan baking blog. Rheea has two adopted Indian dogs- Nimbu and Henna, and caters to most of their whims. In her previous life, she’s been a social worker, counselor, and a theater artist. But writing is where the heart is. She wants to create meaning, kindness, and adventure with her work. She’s one of those kooks who believes that the Universe is indeed with us.
Assistant visual designer
Kevat Padh is a Mumbai boy who came to Namma Bengaluru to study Visual communication at Srishti. He is a man of few words but when he does say stuff, we usually take notes. He was obsessed with Lego from ages 8-13 and was very inspired by his commercial artist sister when he was growing up. A recovering chips & ketchup user, he has evangelized unprocessed food and clean eating at the Leela office with mild success. Kevat loves minimalist design and recently made his first pilgrimage to IKEA this year. He likes to experiment and work with flat designs and illustrations. His email manners are terrible and word on the street is that he makes killer Dhokla.
Head of Design
Kalabati was born into a family of semi-crazy artists and musicians. When she was seven, she spent a year in the mountains of Orissa with her anthropologist mother who was studying the Bonda tribes. That’s the truth, we didn’t write that just to make her sound cool. She believes that experience made her what she is today. She started her own artistic adventure in 2006 when she came to Bangalore and hung out in Sristi college of Art and Design and specialised in Textiles. She believes good design should be simple and clever. You’ll see her lean towards familiar cultural motifs in her work. She integrates her sense of style with the clean and contemporary. Her previous work, you ask? She’s been a wildcard. In 2010 she conceptualized and branded ART Bengaluru. She has worked as a designer for Purple Orange and Pink Apple (and, yes, that is funny) creating seasonal lines, custom designing homes, and is secretly plotting to one day have a textile production house of her own that will not be named after a fruit. She was the in-house-graphic designer for a political startup in Bangalore. She is convinced she will die old, on an embroidered sofa, surrounded by cats, a wine glass in hand, and a 90’s Bollywood movie playing in the background. Until such time, she wants to create beautiful and meaningful things.
Satyavrat Krishnakumar resolved to leave the exotic environs of Chennai for the alluring charms of the 'big city'. A former factotum, he has worked as a cub reporter, penned radio scripts over a summer, considered conducting heritage walks briefly and played bass for a B-grade film. He considers himself a spirited soldier and prides himself in his ability to 'get the job done'. In his free time, he takes long walks around the neighbourhood deluding himself into believing that he moonlights as a private eye.