About Me

I am an independent writer and culture critic.

I write a weekly column on cinema -- its past, present and future -- for Mumbai Mirror (it is also published in Bangalore Mirror, Pune Mirror and Ahmedabad Mirror).

I also write a monthly column called Picture This, for BL Ink, the Hindu Business Line's Saturday paper. This, too, is film-related, but usually not on popular Hindi films. This is where I get to write about regional Indian cinema, documentary, 'world cinema', general arthouse stuff, old Hollywood and very occasionally new Hollywood -- as well as meditate on such important subjects as stealing film posters.

From June 2012 to September 2015, I wrote a regular column for the Sunday Guardian, called 'Post Facto'. I wrote about whatever took my fancy -- from what it means to have servants, to my thoughts on tea-drinking, from gardens in Lutyens' Delhi to the many meanings of the dupatta.

Other than this, I write book reviews (for Biblio, Mint Lounge, BL Ink, Open and The Asian Age, among others); travel pieces (for Outlook Traveller and NatGeo Traveller India); op-eds (for the Indian Express and Business Standard); and long-form essays and features on art, photography, literature and cinema (for The Caravan and Open, among others).

Before turning freelance in 2010, I worked at Time Out Delhi (as their Theatre Editor), Tehelka (as a features writer) and the literary journal, Biblio (as a consultant editor).

Before that, I studied history at the University of Delhi, and cultural anthropology at the University of Cambridge and Columbia University.

I live in Delhi, and can be reached at trishagupta@yahoo.co.uk.