Centre for Critical Media Praxis,
School of Media and Cultural Studies
M.A. (Arts & Aesthetics), JNU,
M.Phil. (Cinema Studies),
PGDMC (Journalism), SIMC, Pune,
I earned my PhD in Cinema Studies from the School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU, New Delhi and my doctoral research analyses and charts the journey of alternative films in India from their aesthetics to infrastructures of production, distribution and exhibition from 2007-2019.
I have previously worked in the Films team at LXL Ideas (Mumbai) on nineteen short-fiction films for children including three National Award winning films (Best Friends Forever, The Waterfall, Little Magician), Researcher for the Centre for Indian Visual Culture (New Delhi), Osian's Cinefan Film Festival (New Delhi), Assistant Producer with CNBC-TV18 (Mumbai) and Senior Correspondent with CNN-IBN (New Delhi).
Art and Independent Cinema, Cinephilia, Film Festivals, Media Industries, Transnationalism, Visual Cultures, Gender and Cinema
Column: Reimagining Parallel Cinema, The Week Magazine, Malayala Manorama Press, June 12, p. 71-72, 2022
This qualitative research project will engage with the role of women screenwriters in the Hindi Film industry. The screenplay writer imagines the film, before anyone else in a film production. Within the contemporary period, Hindi cinema has witnessed several women screenplay writers emerge telling stories with a renewed focus on questions of gender roles in society. The study will engage with their craft and process of writing as well as their position within a largely male dominated industry and the pressures they face therein regarding conformity.