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Baidurya Chakrabarti (1 Post)

Baidurya Chakrabarti is a student of English, and an avid cinephile. He is a French New Wave fanatic; he swears by Woody Allen, and has an ongoing, tempestuous relationship with Bela Tarr.

Balaji Vittal (1 Post)

Balaji has been a freelancer with The Metroplus and Young World (The Hindu) contributing articles around trends, events, fashion and celebrity interviews. He along with Anirudha Bhattacharjee authored the book RD Burman: The Man, The Music (published by Harper Collins) which won the President’s Swarn Kamal Award for the Best Book on Cinema at the National Film Awards for 2011. Balaji was selected as a Jury Member to judge the Best Book on Cinema at the 2013 National Film Awards. His recently released Gaata Rahe Mera Dil – 50 Classic Hindi films Songs co-authored with Anirudha Bhattacharjee (published by Harper Collins) has been at the top slot of the Bestseller List and has received very positive reviews by the media and readers alike. Balaji is currently working on multiple books, the subjects ranging from the music of S D Burman to the films of Basu Chatterjee.

Barnali Saha (2 Posts)

Barnali Saha is a creative writer from Kolkata, India, currently living in Nashville, TN, USA. She enjoys writing short stories, poetry, travelogues and articles. Her works have been published in several newspapers and magazines in India (The Statesman, The Indian Express, Womans Era, DNA-Me, Muse India Literary Journal, Silhouette Magazine, etc.) and also in the USA (Mused Bella Online Literary Review, The Smoking Poet, Long Story Short, Pens On Fire, Fiction at Work, Palki, Parabaas, etc.). Apart from writing, she is interested in painting and photography.

Beth Watkins (1 Post)

In addition to watching movies and imitating dance routines very poorly, Beth Watkins work in the world cultures museum of a big university in Illinois, has a dog, and likes to read and knit, both of which are hard to do while watching subtitled movies. She started watching Bollywood movies until recently with Bride and Prejudice and is ever since hooked to Indian cinema beyond Bollywood.

Bhaskar Chattopadhyay (2 Posts)

Bhaskar Chattopadhyay is a writer and translator. His translations include the anthology 14: Stories That Inspired Satyajit Ray (Harper Collins), Shirshendu Mukherjee’s adventure novellas No Child’s Play (Harper Collins) and The House By The Lake (Scholastic), and the forthcoming sports novel by Moti Nandy Shiva (Penguin Randomhouse). His original works include the forthcoming novels Penumbra (Fingerprint) and Patang (Hachette). A cinema enthusiast, Bhaskar lives and works in Bangalore.

Bidhan Mondal (1 Post)

Bidhan Mondal has done his M.A. in English & B.Ed from The University of Burdwan in West Bengal. He has qualified in UGC-NET & obtained the award of JRF. At present he is doing his M.Phil research from Folklore Department of Kalyani University in West Bengal.

Bimal Chadha (1 Post)

Bimal Chadha, a Master in Biochemistry, has had a long stint with the media in the management stream. An aficionado of vintage music and movies, he is an avid reader and occasional writer. The nephew of the legendary actor Shyam, he has authored a book on his Uncle which is currently under editing. He also freelances and writes about true incidents from his life and experiments with fellow human beings.

Bina Shaji Kurup (0 Post)

A communications professional with a flair and passion for writing. Bina writes for several sites on topics ranging from Parenting, Jewelry to Hardware! She believes her love for reading ignited and polished her writing skills. A full-time mother and a freelance writer, Bina also works with the Art of Living documentation team to write up articles on the various AOL projects. You can reach her on [email protected]

Binayak Roy (1 Post)

Binayak Roy is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at K.G.T.Mahavidyalaya, Bagdogra, West Bengal.His research interests include the Indian English Novel, post colonial literature and the cinema of Satyajit Ray.

Bipin Parekh (2 Posts)

Bipin Parekh is the host of GunjanRadio program, a no-commercial, community service radio program broadcast from Univ. of Mass., since 1983. He retired from a R & D job as a Chemical Engineer. A Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from State Univ. of New York and B. Chem Eng. from Univ. of Bombay, Bipin now spends time with his grandchildren. He is married to Meera Parekh and lives in Boston, NY.

Bubla Basu (1 Post)

Bubla Basu is a Mumbai based educationist who is also a freelance writer. She has been associated with the prestigious Prithvi Theatre and now conducts Shakespeare classes for adults.

Samraghni Bonnerjee (1 Post)

Samraghini Bonnerjee passed her MA in English Literature from the University of Calcutta in 2011 and is currently an Oberstufe student of German at the Goethe Institute, Max Mueller Bhavan, Kolkata. She is also a trained Rabindra sangeet singer. She is a voracious reader, an intrepid traveler, and an avid watcher of movies. When she is doing neither of these, or writing academic papers, she hopes she would have made her debut as an actress in a Truffaut or a Fellini or a Fassbinder. Since that cannot happen anymore, she wishes to write on literature and cinema.

Spandan Bhattacharya (3 Posts)

Spandan Bhattacharya is a M.Phil final year student in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He Completed his M.A in film Studies from Jadavpur University in 2009. Spandan is at present working on Post Liberalization Bengali Cinema for his M.Phil dissertation.