I write special stories for several sections of the newspaper. I contribute book reviews and write a column for the edit page called 'Gingerly Yours'. I look after a section called Glamour. Previously I used to look after a section called Sunday Metro. My interests include women's lives, environment, culture and humour.
I have been recently granted a fellowship under the Sunderbans without Borders project in association with The Third Pole to work on stories on environment and gender in the Sunderbans. I won the Laadli award in 2011 for the best investigative story in English.
In 2002, I covered the Gujarat riots. I have written a book called 'Lov La and Other Puzzles', based on a column called 'Sex and the City' that I wrote previously for the newspaper. I am one of the translators of Sabitri Roy's 'Paka Dhaner Gaan', which was translated into English and published by Stree. Currently I am editing an English translation of a collection of off-mainstream Bengali short stories from the Seventies till the present day.
I was a founder-member of Blithe Spirits, a P.G. Wodehouse club
On January 24, 1979, the Left Front government in West Bengal cut off supplies of all essential commodities to Marichjhnapi. Section 144 had already been imposed around the area. Police […] Read more...