About Kaustav Bakshi

KAUSTAV BAKSHI is Assistant Professor in English at Jadavpur University. He is pursuing a doctoral programme on Expatriate Sri Lankan Fiction in English at the Department of English, Jadavpur University. Apart from regularly contributing to academic journals, he has co-edited two anthologies – Anxieties, Influences and After: Critical Responses to Postcolonialism and Neocolonialism and Studies in Indian English Poetry.

Shoojit Sircar’s Piku – Review

Piku – ‘Feel good’ in a different package   Bollywood’s “feel good” romances of the 1990s, a genre re-inaugurated by Hum Aapke Hain Kaun and reinforced by Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge, ha...
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Margarita with a Straw: Let there be light?

Shonali Bose’s Amu, which briefly graced the theatres in 2005, dramatised the journey of a woman orphaned during the Hindu-Sikh riots of 1984, one of the bloodiest pogroms in the history of South Asi...
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Rituparno Ghosh’s Sunglass – Review

Sunglass: Rituparno’s magic lenses and what wasn’t so magical after all. Shot in 2005, Sunglass (Taak Jhaank in Hindi) never saw a theatrical release during Rituparno Ghosh’s lifetime, and the grapev...

Ship of Theseus – Review

It’s interesting how Anand Gandhi returns to an ancient paradox which has preoccupied the some of the greatest philosophers of the world, from Socrates and Plato to Hobbes and Locke, and several othe...
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Rituparno Ghosh: The Kingly Queen

It’s extremely difficult to write about Rituparno Ghosh. Although he would be remembered as a filmmaker, I would say he was also a filmmaker among many other things. He was the keenest learner I have...