I am a film and culture writer working primarily out of Mumbai and Kolkata. I write frequently on the relationship between films and cities and the ways in which cinema incorporates the urban experience, the limits and possibilities of film genre, and how female bodies interact with public spaces and relate to national anxieties in films. My writing on cinema, gender and popular culture has appeared in publications like Bright Wall/Dark Room, Senses of Cinema, MUBI Notebook, CineVue, Offscreen, Firstpost, Scroll.in, Mid-Day, The Hindu, The Indian Quarterly, The Bangalore Review, Helter Skelter Magazine, ASAP | art, Critical Collective, Film Companion, and print magazine Deep Focus Cinema.
I have worked as a full-time Features Writer with Sunday Mid-Day and still cover books, dance, art and films for the newspaper.
I have covered editions of the Mumbai Film Festival, the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, and the Dharamshala International Film Festival, and was invited to cover the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) in January 2019 as an accredited member of the press. I have co-authored In the Life of a Film Festival: 20 Years of MAMI, published by HarperCollins India in 2018.
Before that, I worked as an Editor with publishing houses like Oxford University Press, Routledge India, and Marg Magazine and as an Editor and Manuscript Reviewer with Jaico Publishing House, Mumbai. I have an MSc in Film Studies from the University of Edinburgh, UK, and studied Literature in English at Jadavpur University, Kolkata before that.
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“You can make anything by writing.”
C. S. Lewis