Freelance journalist, film scholar and author. She contributes to around a dozen print media and net publications. She has won two National Awards for Best Writing on Cinema – for Best Film Critic in 1991 and for Best Book on cinema in 2002. She won the Bengal Film Journalists Association’s Best Critic Award in 1998 and the Bharat Nirman Award for excellence in journalism in 2004. She won a research fellowship from the National Film Archive of India in 2005-6 and another Senior Research Fellowship from the PSBT Delhi for research in the politics of portrayal of gender on Indian television in 2006-07. She has authored 22 published books on cinema and gender..
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