Columnist, editor of several books, translator, former Joint Director of Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival and former Executive Editor of Cinemaya, The Asian Film Quarterly. As a Trustee of India’s Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) and a member of FIPRESCI she has been on the jury of several national and international festivals. She has translated a book by Rose Vincent – The French in India: from Diamond Traders to Sanskrit Scholars, 1990 from French into English. For many years she was National Information Officer at UNESCO’s regional Office in New Delhi. Currently, in her capacity as a member of the Programme Committee of the Pune International Centre, she organises small festivals in collaboration with the National Film Archive of India in Pune. Those she has organised and curated are: The Inner Path: A Festival of Buddhist Films – three times; Bangladesh Liberation war on Celluloid, Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Shakespeare and Mahabharat.
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