About Me

I am an independent writer and culture critic.

I write a weekly Sunday column on popular Hindi cinema -- 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, which is also on cinema, but almost never about popular Hindi films. This is where I get to write about regional Indian cinema, documentary, world cinema, arthouse stuff, old Hollywood (and very occasionally new Hollywood), as well as meditate on such important subjects as stealing film posters.

My oldest column -- also monthly -- is for the Sunday Guardian. It's called Post Facto, and it can really be about anything, so long as the thing has already happened. I don't go in much for prognostication.

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, Tehelka and the literary journal, Biblio.

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.