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I have many homes—I grew up in Nagpur, India; came of age in Providence, Rhode Island; and currently, I live in New York City. My one permanent home, however, is in front of the screen.

I have a B.A. with Honors in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University, and an M.A. in Specialized Arts Journalism from the University of Southern California, where I was an Annenberg Fellow.

I like writing about movies, arts, and culture. I’m currently the Co-Deputy Editor at Film Comment Magazine and a Talks programmer at the New York Film Festival.

I’m a regular contributor to The New York Times, and my work has also been published in the Village Voice, The Nation, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, the Criterion Collection, the British Film Institute, Cultured Magazine, CinemaScope, and The New York Review of Books, among other publications. I have also served on the selection committees for the Mumbai Film Festival and the Berlin Critics’ Week.

I was invited to the Talent Press program at the 2019 Berlinale and the Critics’ Academy at the 2017 New York Film Festival. I’m the recipient of a 2018 National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Award for my audio story, “Demystifying Bollywood.”

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