Asmita is a film enthusiast who believes that the popular is as much part of the canon as the classics. She is presently a doctoral student at the Department of Film Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
On 18 January 2016 the country woke up to the disturbing news of another Dalit scholar, Rohith Vemula, committing suicide while fighting a social battle against caste atrocities ...On April 7, 2016 / By Asmita Das
The 61st National Awards have been swept by a swarm of independent films. At a time when it is assumed that the Indian film industry is constituted solely ...On April 26, 2014 / By Asmita Das
What can be one of the most telling histories of the cinema world – the life and untold story of Suchitra Sen – came to a halt on ...On March 28, 2014 / By Asmita Das