Contributors Team

Dr. Ashrafi S. Bhagat
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Dr. Ashrafi S. Bhagat

Dr. Ashrafi S. Bhagat Ph.D. is an Art Historian and an art critic. She was the former Head, and Associate Professor teaching at the Department of Fine Arts Stella Maris College, [Autonomous] Chennai. She was invited to be an art historian in residence at Concordia College, Bronxville, New York, in June 2011 and as a Visiting Fellow at Santiniketan in January 2012.

Declan Eytan
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Declan Eytan

Declan Eytan is a Milan-based journalist and regular contributor to international editions of Vogue and GQ.

Pretika Menon
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Pretika Menon

Pretika Menon is an artist, writer, photographer and avid blogger.

Johnny ML
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Johnny ML

A writer, critic, curator and translator. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the online magazine Art Daily, the Managing Editor of Art & Deal magazine and a functionary of Musui Art Foundation, New Delhi.

Vinay Advani
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Vinay Advani

Vinay Advani is the VP in Alliances and the Regional Head for APAC. Saksoft. He is a cultural writer and a self-proclaimed music ‘fan’-atic,

Immanuel Suresh
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Immanuel Suresh

Immanuel Surash is a faculty member at NID and the Activity Chairperson at Design Foundation Studies. He is a colour enthusiast and a storyteller.

Tanya Abraham
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Tanya Abraham

A journalist, author, writer and art curator based in Kochi, Kerala. Tanya has been writing on art for the last ten years and has curated shows, which lead to the understanding of human minds, perceptions and desires.

Butool Jamal
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Butool Jamal

Butool Jamal is an art and fashion writer.

Saba Sinha
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Saba Sinha

Saba is a writer, copy writer and a proud Digivaasi.

Anjolie Ela Menon
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Anjolie Ela Menon

Known for her powerful art, Anjolie Ela Menon is one of India’a most eminent contemporary artists.

Dr. J.C. Sharma
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Dr. J.C. Sharma

J.C. Sharma is the former Secretary and Ambassador to Vietnam and Cambodia. An erudite scholar, he is an authority on India’s cultural relations with South East Asia. He has authored two highly acclaimed books on the subject titled “Temples of Champa in Vietnam” and “Hindu Temples in Vietnam”. He is fluent in Japanese, Bhasa and Vietnamese.

Nathaniel Gaskell
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Nathaniel Gaskell

Nathaniel Gaskell is a curator and creative director at Tasveer. He writes on photography for various arts magazines in India and abroad, and is the editor of the Tasveer Journal. Since 2011, Nathaniel has been a judge for the India Foundation for the Arts Photography Prize, in association with TFA, and a nominator for the Prix Pictet photography award.

Prema Kurien
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Prema Kurien

Prema Kurien Ph.D. is Professor of Sociology at Syracuse University and the Founding Director of the Asian/ Asian American Studies program. She is the author of two award-winning books, Kaleidoscopic Ethnicity:International Migration and the Reconstruction of Community Identities in India and A Place at the Multicultural Table: The Development of an American Hinduism, and around forty articles.

Elizabeth Matheson
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Elizabeth Matheson

A curator and writer on contemporary art Elizabeth is a collaborator on Atom Egoyan in Media Res. Matheson has an impressive resume a slice of which includes being the co-founder of the Strandline Curatorial Collective, she is a published author, advisor to Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art (Toronto), the Prince Claus Fund (Amsterdam) and is a member of the International Association of Art Critics.

Aneesha Bangera
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Aneesha Bangera

Aneesha is a writer who wanders between Bangalore and Chennai. She survives on Chai and poetry, and suspects she might be happier in the ocean than on land.

Dr. Paula Sengupta
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Dr. Paula Sengupta

She is an artist, academic, curator, and art writer, currently working as Assistant Professor in Printmaking at the Faculty of Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata and is also secretary of Khoj Kolkata.

Romain Maitra
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Romain Maitra

Romain Maitra is a senior art critic and freelance curator of contemporary art based in Kolkata. He was also a Research Fellow at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris, and a Consultant in the Sector for Culture at the UNESCO headquarters.

Catherine Rhea Roy
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Catherine Rhea Roy

A freelance writer and journalist, she writes about books and culture. She has previously worked with The Hindu.

Ishwar Prasad
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Ishwar Prasad

Advertising professional, occasional writer, Mac Evangelist, fine art printer, financial planner... He has done them all.

Shreya Ray
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Shreya Ray

A writer and musician based in New Delhi. She has written for various Indian and international publications.

Parni Ray
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Parni Ray

Parni Ray did her MA in Arts and Aesthetics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She lives and writes from Kolkata.

Suzanne McNeill
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Suzanne McNeill

Suzanne lived in India for seven years, first in Chennai and then in Delhi. She has now returned to Scotland, where she works as a freelance writer and graphic designer.

Balaji K. Kumar
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Balaji K. Kumar

Award-winning filmmaker and an experienced storyboard artist, Balaji’s films bring that rare mix of the deeply insightful and the naturally nuanced aspect of humanity to the fore. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Suzanne van der Borg
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Suzanne van der Borg

Half-Italian and half-Dutch, Suzanne considers her mixed heritage a privilege that is reflected in all her works. She lives, works and writes from Edinburgh, Scotland.

Sunil Mehra
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Sunil Mehra

Sunil Mehra is a Delhi-based journalist, filmmaker and commentator on art and culture. He has worked in India Today, Outlook and Indian Express. He has also directed, produced and anchored 96 episodes of Centrestage, a weekly show on arts and culture for DD Metro and DD International.

Saritha Rao Rayachoti
Writer
Saritha Rao Rayachoti

Saritha is an independent writer based in Chennai who loves exploring diverse aspects of culture and has written over a hundred articles for various Indian print media publications. Her short stories have been published in anthologies such as 'Urban Shots: Crossroads' and 'The City of Gods'.

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