shoma chatterji

I am a freelance journalist, film scholar and author based in Kolkata. I contribute regularly to around a dozen print media and online publications on Indian cinema, gender issues, human rights and child rights besides doing personality profiles and interviews. I have authored 24 single-author books and contributed to many edited compilations on Tagore, Criticism, Marxism and so on. I have won the National Award for Best Writing on Cinema twice - once for Best Film Critic (1991) and once for the Best Book on Cinema (2002). I have done my Ph.D. in History(Cinema) and also post-doc fellowship on working women in Indian cinema. I have an intense passion for writing and reading and am a workaholic too.

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Hitchcock's Vertigo
60 Years On, Hitchcock’s Vertigo Still Reminds Us Of Some Hindi Movie Heroines

On the 60th anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo that has one of the best 'impersonating' performance, a look at the imposter who 'pretends' to be the real character, and the 'performance' of a character by a character in Bollywood.

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lipstick
Hope In A Tube – Whose Lipstick Is It Anyway?

Is the lipstick as simple as it appears – as a cosmetic to beautify us? Or is there more to it than meets the eye?

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