Silhouette, a space, is born not of conviction rather of profound confusion in our understanding of the world. It seeks to be a platform for gathering myriad views on film (and allied art forms) and to continue with the flux of discourse. The Silhouette publications are our attempt to achieve this goal.
Silhouette magazine started its journey in January 2002. The annual paper edition used to be a bilingual magazine in English and Bengali from Kolkata (India) and survived 8 editions. For quite sometime the editorial board of Silhouette dilly-dallied with the web option of the magazine – whether to continue with a sluggish and expensive medium or not was the supreme question. And finally the web editions started in 2011 – we had 8 issues collected under Volumes IX and X in a not so state-of-the-art website. Our urgency to move to the web and let the ball roll again was the main reason for this.
We have eventually now moved to the more professionally and aesthetically managed Learning and Creativity micro-site and plan to regularly update the site with articles from authors rather than collections as Issues and Volumes.
In parallel, we have plans of having some other interesting stuff up in the Silhouette site – competitions, awards etc. when the time seem to be appropriate for these ventures.
Silhouette earnestly solicits your valuable association and views – for us, you and our changing silhouettes.
Amitava Nag is an independent film scholar and critic for the last fifteen years and edits film magazine Silhouette. He is a freelance critic for CNN IBNLive, The Statesman, Deep Focus, Dainik Statesman, Silhouette Film magazine, Scope (UK), DearCinema, South Asian Cinema to name some. His most recent book is Beyond Apu: 20 Favourite film roles of Soumitra Chatterjee published by Harper Collins India. He also writes poetry and short fiction in Bengali and English – observing life in a platter. Amitava lives in Kolkata and works as an IT professional to earn his daily rice.
As a professional business journalist, Antara spent 14 years covering business stories but alongside kept alive her passion for writing on cinema. She is Chief Editor of Learning and Creativity Magazine which is devoted to literature and the arts. She writes extensively on the changing trends of music, direction and filmmaking in cinema and her articles aim to provide well-researched, complete and accurate information on the legends of cinema for the movie enthusiast. Her articles have also been published in Dearcinema.com and Du-kool.com. She works as Editor-Creative Director of Wisitech InfoSolutions Pvt. Ltd.
Peeyush known to be a collector of music and information pertaining to Indian cinema (majorly Hindi) spanning a period from early 1930s to 1980s. He has a large collection of Bengali and Punjabi music and material as well. He also boasts of a huge library of related material. Peeyush has delivered talks and lectures on music appreciation, contributed write ups in numerous news papers and magazines. He has co-authored a tribute publication on Anil Biswas as well. He has co-hosted radio talk shows on music as well. Met and interviewed a number of personalities. Occasionally, he delivers talks even now. Peeyush has been the founder secretary of the prestigious, Vintage Hindi Music Lovers Association in Bangalore that honored Anil Biswas in 1985. He is known as a storehouse of old Hindi music and information regarding music and movies. Peeyush is also the Consulting Editor of Learning and Creativity Magazine which is devoted to literature and the arts.
Asst Editor: Partha Sarathi Raha
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