Film Journalists open up the magic behind movies to the masses, helping us appreciate films better, building larger-than-life persons out of stars and bringing us closer to our own cultural life. Join Sidharth Bhatia, and Rahul Desai in conversation with Raja Sen as they bring alive the pioneers of film journalism in india and trace the evolution of this craft in the light of new media formats and digital technologies. The discussion will be followed by the launch of Sidharth's new book titled, 'The Patels of Filmindia', an important biographical archive on the pioneers of Indian Film Journalism.
Sidharth Bhatia is a Mumbai-based journalist, columnist and author. He has been in the media for over three decades and was last with DNA. He currently comments on current affairs and popular culture in several publications such as Times of India, Asian Age, Outlook, Seminar and Hindustan Times and is a regular commentator on national politics on television. He has written three books—Cinema Modern The Navketan Story, Amar Akbar Anthony and India Psychedelic Story of a Rocking Generation.Read more