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Amitava Das (1 Post)

Amitava Das is someone who loves literature, but studied Engineering, has a passion for reading epics and writing(not epics, though),but has ended up writing codes, loves mathematics but gets utterly confused calculating small changes. Someone for whom the front courtyard is a stage. And the lone drop of dew, beauty.

Darius Cooper (1 Post)

Darius Cooper is a Professor of Humanities and Critical thinking in the English Department at the San Diego Mesa College. He has published widely on cinema, poetry and stories in India and abroad including two books on Satyajit Ray and Guru Dutt.

Debalina Banerjee (1 Post)

Debalina Banerjee is Assistant Professor of English, Vidyasagar Evening College. Currently pursuing PhD on " 'Mother' and 'Wife': Interrogating stereotypes in Five Indian English Women Novelists" from Visva-Bharti University. She has paid academic visits to several foreign universities. At present she is working on gender issues and editing a book along with Dr. Benoy Banerjee on Nobel Laureate Playwrights in World Literature. She has also edited another book with Kaustav Bakshi on Indian Poetry in English. She is on the editorial borad of the Journal Annals of the University of Oradea published by the faculty of Social-Humanistic Sciences, University of Oradea, Romania.

Debamitra Mitra (1 Post)

Debamitra Mitra is the Principal and Assistant Director-Research of ILEAD. With an M Phil and PhD in International Relations and History from Jadavpur University and Calcutta University respectively, Dr. Mitra has 23 years of experience in academics in teaching, research and administration. She is also an active contributor in both print and audio-visual media.

Debarati Bhattacharjee (1 Post)

Debarati Bhattacharjee is a scientist by profession. When she is not working, which is often, she watches movies and reads books, and dreams of going to exotic lands. She is an avid traveller and frequently dreams of a parallel universe where she is a hot shot travel writer for Discovery/NatGeo/Lonely Planet.

Debasish Bhattacharya (3 Posts)

A freelancer consulting Social Development Specialist, Debasish works in large-scale infrastructure development projects in India and abroad as well. An Anthropologist turned Regional Planner Debasish (Shibaji) is fond of several activities from writing travelogues to cooking, from sketching, painting, photography to dress designing, embroidering to choreographing. Whenever he feels, in the early mornings or dead of nights, he sits with doing something creative that is so close to his heart.

Dennis Redmond (2 Posts)

Dennis Redmond is an independent scholar and media critic in the US, who works extensively with multinational video culture and digital media (esperially the 3D videogame). Some of his work is available online at (

Devapriya Sanyal (2 Posts)

Devapriya Sanyal has a Ph.D in English Literature from JNU. She is the author of From Text to Screen: Issues and Images in Schindler’s List and Through the Eyes of a Cinematographer: The Biography of Soumendu Roy, which has recently been published by Harper Collins. When she is not teaching she is usually busy writing and watching world cinema, Bollywood and Bengali cinema. She also loves reading and has a lively interest in photography, travelling, and sketching.

Dheeraj Akolkar (0 Post)

Dheeraj Akolkar is the director of the much-acclaimed film Liv and Ingmar based on the romance and relation between two of world cinema’s greatest contributors – Liv Ullmann and Ingmar Bergman. Dheeraj also worked extensively in the Indian film industry on various films such as Lagaan, Devdas, Charas - A Joint Effort, Sala Bandar and Black. As a writer, director, cinematographer and producer, his own work includes the short films Jyotirgamaya - Lead Me To The Light, Whatever! Sold my Soul and Asylum. He works between the UK, India and Scandinavia on a slate of five films under his London based production company Vardo Film.

Dhiraj Sinha (1 Post)

Dhiraj Sinha

Dibyabibha Roy (1 Post)

Dibyabibha Roy, Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Malda Women's College, holds his M.A. and M.Phil from the University of Calcutta, and also holds a PGDMC from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. His areas of interest are gender, Indian Writing in English and films. He has authored several articles for edited volumes and loves writing for his blog.

Dr Ampat Varghese Koshy (2 Posts)

Dr. Koshy A.V. is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the English Department of Jazan University, Saudi Arabia. He has many books, degrees, diplomas, certificates, prizes, and awards to his credit and also, besides teaching, is an editor, anthology maker, poet, critic and writer of fiction. He runs an autism NPO with his wife, Anna Gabriel.

Dr Amrit Sen (1 Post)

Dr. Amrit Sen is presently Reader in English at Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan. Interested in Eighteenth century Studies, Travel Writing, Tagore Studies and the History of Science, he has won the outstanding research award for his doctoral dissertation, “The Narcissistic Mode: Metafiction as a Strategy in Moll Flanders, Tom Jones and Tristram Shandy,” published by Worldview in 2007. He has recently been awarded the UGC Research Award for his project titled "The Self and the world in Tagore's Travel Writings".

Dr Padmanabh Joshi (1 Post)

In late 50s, during his stay in Mumbai, Dr Padmanabh K Joshi met lyricist Shailendra who introduced him to maestros Shankar-Jaikishan. He attended many of their recordings, discussed film music, background music, etc with them. He also met music arranger Sebastian D'Souza and musician-composer Dattaram. Dr Joshi wrote a musical biography of Shankar-Jaikishan in Gujarati and also many articles on SJ and other music directors due to his interest in film music. He compiled and edited a biographical volume on Dr. Vikram Sarabhai in English. He worked in Indian Space Research Organization, Indian Institute of Management and Nehru Foundation for Development, Ahmedabad. At present Dr Joshi is organizing Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Archives at the Nehru Foundation for Development, Ahmedabad.

Dr Seemin Hasan (1 Post)

Dr Seemin Hasan is a Reader in the Department of English, AMU, Aligarh. She has been teaching literature and language courses for over twenty-five years. She earned a PhD on John Keats. She is the author of two books and numerous articles and papers that have appeared in national and international journals. She also writes poetry and short stories. Her current areas of interest are feminism, postcolonial studies, translation and cultural studies.

Kunal Desai (1 Post)

I have had a passion for music, listening to film and instrumental music since early childhood. Learnt to play Harmonium at early age and later now learning Piano. Also have been playing percussion instruments for some time. I did my Post graduate certification from IIM-C. Working in Supply Chain Management field for over 15 years now.

Omar Ahmed (1 Post)

Omar Ahmed is a PhD Researcher at the University of Manchester. He was awarded funding by the AHRC in 2015 to investigate Indian Parallel Cinema. He is also a Film & Media Studies teacher, formerly Head of Film at Aquinas College, Manchester. He has been teaching Film and Media Studies for over 12 years and has a PGCE in Further Education and a BA in Film Studies. He completed his Masters at the University of Manchester, specialising in Indian Cinema. He published his first book Studying Indian Cinema (Auteur) in 2015 and has recently contributed several essays to The Directory of World Cinema: India (Intellect, 2015). He is currently writing a monograph on RoboCop (1987). He can be contacted at and he collects his writings at His twitter handle is: @bressonian

Piu Mahapatra (2 Posts)

A painter, facilitator, and art consultant by profession, Piu never let go the opportunity to work around and along with the ‘Curious little George’ of different schools in India and abroad. Her articles on art education and awareness have been published in different contemporary art journals of India and Virginia for more than a decade. She loves to let her hair go down and often makes pathetic attempts to write poetry and short stories for children. The only thing she has ever done good is letting her son soar high and low with his wings open wide and fear-free.

Sheikha A (0 Post)

Sheikha A. hails from Pakistan and United Arab Emirates. She has authored a short poetry e-book titled Spaced (Hammer and Anvil Books, 2013). With work published in over 40 literary magazines such as Red Fez, A New Ulster, Mad Swirl, Pyrokinection, Ygdrasil, Carcinogenic Poetry, Sunlit, The Bactrian Room, Danse Macabre du Jour to name a few, and several anthologies, she continues to seek a wider audience in order to be read and discussed with viable frequency. She edits poetry for eFiction India.

Subhadeep Ghosh (1 Post)

Subhadeep Ghosh is a software engineer by profession. He is interested in film and other related art-forms and writes critical essays on cinema. He is one of the founder members of the Silhouette Film Society in 2001 and a regular at film festivals. Other than various art-forms his main area of interest is theology.

Subham Dutta (1 Post)

Subham Dutta has completed his Post Graduation in English Literature from Visva-Bharati University. His areas of interest are Film Studies, Sports Literature, Social and Cultural Theories and Indian Philosophy. Furthermore, he takes delight in Quizzing and Computer Games.

Tapan Dasgupta (1 Post)

Tapan Dasgupta, a business associate caters to corporate brand promotion and scribbles at pastime to shape out literary forms.

Terence Towles Canote (3 Posts)

Terence Towles Canote is the author of the book Television: Rare & Well Done. He runs the blog A Shroud of Thoughts. He has been published in Capper's Weekly, The Old Cowboy Picture Show, and other small press publications.