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OP Srivastava (1 Post)

OP Srivastava is a career banker, having spent 35 years in public and private sector banks in India. He is known for his pioneering contribution to introducing technology to banking in India and for setting up the fastest and largest retail ‘ brick and click’ network for one of India’s leading private sector banks in India . Since his retirement, apart from consulting and writing, he makes documentary films. His first feature documentary, Life in Metaphors, won the National Award for Best Biopic in 2015. Since then, he has made films on brain cancer, Alzheimer’s and Yakshagana under the banner of his production house, Reelismfilms. In 2019, his first book, Life in Metaphors: Portraits of Girish Kasaravalli, was released. He also runs a not-for-profit initiative, ‘Oorjaa’, for making and propagating ‘Cinema for a cause’.

Rajan NS (1 Post)

Rajan NS is a retired senior I.R.S. Officer and a permanent resident now of Bangalore. He first saw and experienced Bangalore in 1947, as a young boy of 12. He loves reading, music, writing and working to keep mentally and physically fit. Glad to write here. :)

Ramendra Kumar (2 Posts)

Ramendra Kumar (Ramen) is a children’s writer with 38 books to his name. He has won 34 awards in the competition for writers of children’s literature organised by Children’s Book Trust (CBT), over the years. He also dabbles in satire, poetry, fiction and travelogues. His writings have been translated into 15 Indian and 14 foreign languages and have also found a place in text books, as well as national and international anthologies. A much sought after inspirational speaker and story teller, Ramen has been invited to participate in several conferences and festivals. These include the IBBY Congress of Children’s Writers in Denmark (2008) & Greece (2018) and Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (2019), apart from many literary events across the country. In the Congress held in Greece he was the only writer from India to be invited to chair two sessions. An Engineer and an MBA, Ramen is former General Manager & Chief of Communications, SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant. He is the father of two children who are bonsai celebrities in their own right. While Ankita is a youth icon and a travel blogger with an Instagram following of 76K, Aniket creates cool Apps and designs covers for his Dad's books. His website is

Rashmi Sawhney (1 Post)

Rashmi Sawhney is Lecturer in Visual Cultural Studies at the Dublin Institute of Technology where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in film and cultural studies. She has published widely in international journals and edited book collections and will be joining India Foundation for the Arts in 2012 as Programme Executive, Extending Arts Practice and Curatorship.

Ratnottama Sengupta (16 Posts)

A National Award winner for her Writings on Cinema, Ratnottama Sengupta is a natural writer with keen understanding of Cinema and Visual Art. A Journalist since 1978, she has been with The Times of India, The Telegraph, Screen and been the Editor of the online magazine Daughter of writer Nabendu Ghosh, she writes extensively on Cinema and on Art. She has contributed to Encyclopedia Britannica on Hindi Films, and has to her credit many titles including on Plastic Arts. Ratnottama has curated 'Little Languages Film Festival' in Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata; 'Prosenjit: A Retrospective', Delhi; 'Bimal Roy Centenary', Goa, Kolkata; 'Bengali Cinema After Rituparno', Delhi; and initiated the 'Hyderabad Bengali Films Festival'. * She has been on IFFI Steering Committee; National and International Award juries; with CBFC; and on NFDC Script Committee. She scripted Mukul, a short film on Nabendu (2009). She debuts as director with And They Made Classics.

Ratul Jash (3 Posts)

Ratul Jash is a senior IT professional from Kolkata. His interests include cinema and history.

Ravneet Kaur (1 Post)

Ravneet Kaur is an assistant professor in English Department, Deshbandhu College, Delhi University. She is pursuing her PhD in film studies. Her interests include photography and travelling

Rhitam Bagchi (1 Post)

Rhitam Bagchi is a 15 year old boy from Kolkata. He studies in the 10th grade at Birla High School. Apart from playing football, he likes to play the Harmonica and the Keyboard. He got introduced to Satyajit Ray’s work at a young age. His favourite character is the iconic detective character that Ray created, Feluda. The use of music in Ray’s films mesmerizes him. He also likes to read Bengali comic books like “Nonte Fonte” and stories of Tenida.

Richa Tewari (1 Post)

Richa Tewari is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities in Pranveer Singh Institute of Technology,Kanpur.She has been teaching Professional Communication in B. Tech., MCA & MBA courses for over years. Her area of PhD research is American English Literature. She has offered wide-ranging papers on the multifaceted growth of Professional Communication skills in National &International seminars/conferences and also in several renowned journals/magazines.

Riddhiman Basu (5 Posts)

Riddhiman Basu is an IT Professional living and working in Kolkata. He is very passionate about Philosophy, Music, Literature and World Cinema. He pursues film studies as a hobby. He is an amateur writer of short fiction, film related articles and a singer as well.

Romit Chowdhury (1 Post)

Romit Chowdhury has recently received his M.A. in Media and Cultural Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. He has published articles, essays, reviews and short fiction in The Statesman, India Together, Infochange, Phalanx and Culture Unplugged.

Ronin (3 Posts)

A writer, poet, graphic designer, harmonica player, Ronin is an artist who loves to do whatever he does. He likes fiction and fantasy genre and is a huge fan of Van Gogh, comic book legend Stan Lee, Munshi Premchand, and Dan Brown to name a few. Ronin loves listening to old rock songs; Pink Floyd and Guns N' Roses are his all time favorite. Ronin also goes by the name of Shubhang Saurav in the mortal world, which is his birth as well as socially accepted name.

Rwita Dutta (1 Post)

Rwita Dutta, an Assistant Professor of Politics, is involved in films in various capacities. She runs and edits the international film journal Film Buff and has acted as a jury in different film festivals at home and abroad. A member of Fipresci, she regularly contributes in journals,websites dealing with serious cinema. Also a filmmaker, she has made documentaries and short films. Currently writing her Phd dissertation on Kolkata city andBengali Cinema(1947-77) and planning to make a long feature film.