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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’m an alumna of the Berlinale Talent Press, the New York Film Festival Critics’ Academy, and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Critics’ Institute. I’m the recipient of a 2018 National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Award for my audio story, “Demystifying Bollywood,” among other honors.

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