Columnists Team

Dr. Geeti Sen
Dr. Geeti Sen

She is a cultural historian, the author of six major books on Indian art, besides being an avid traveller. She was an art critic for the Times of India, Mumbai, India Today and Assistant Editor at Marg, Mumbai. From 1982 to 2006 she was chief editor of publications at the India International Centre, New Delhi. Her last stint was as the director of the Indian Cultural Centre in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Manoj Nair
Manoj Nair

Manoj Nair is a writer, critic and curator. He is the author of Pencil Sketches: a volume of writing on Indian visual arts, cinema, literature and music based on his experience as an editor and correspondent with leading Indian newspapers and magazines. Currently, he is working on a book on the history of Indian independent rock music and its contribution to Indian popular music.

Tanya Mendonsa
Tanya Mendonsa

Tanya is a poet and a painter. Her poetry draws deeply from a tradition of the wonders of the natural world, which illuminate her first book, ‘The Dreaming House’ (published by Harper Collins, 2009). Her poems have been anthologized in the United States and in India. Her first work of non-fiction is ‘The Book of Joshua’ (published by Harper Collins, 2012). ‘All The Answer I Shall Ever Get’, her second collection of poems, will shortly be published.

Chris Laverty
Chris Laverty

Chris is the creator of clothes on film. He has been featured on hbo television, BBC radio, live for orange film night, plus written for countless magazines and websites including mr porter, moviescope and empire. He is our regular columnist for ‘The Fabric of Cimema’.

Dhritabrata Bhattacharjya Tato
Writer & Translator
Dhritabrata Bhattacharjya Tato

Tato is a writer and translator, focussing on art, spirituality and trends. He has an M.Phil in Cultural Studies from the Nouvelle Sorbonne University, Paris, and was fellow of the Bibliothëque Nationale de France on Indian manuscripts. He has recently published 'Sufism: Its Spirit and Essence'.

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