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I am an educator and I love writing. I am also a freelance journalist and columnist.

I used to be a Bureau Chief with The Times of India.

I am also lecturer and teach Journalism and New Media to post-graduate and graduate students.

I am also frequently invited for guest lectures and master classes at colleges and universities.

In my journalism career, I have worked with leading media houses such as The Times of IndiaWeb18 (CNN-IBN group)DNAand The Telegraph for the past 16 years. I specialise in writing on Indian cinema and was the film critic at DNA and later at Web18 (Network 18CNN-IBN group).

I am also an expert in launching media start-ups. I played a pivotal role in launching the regional newspaper for The Times Of India called Ei Samay, a part of the Samay series of newspapers.

Previously at Web18 (CNN-IBN group), I played a prominent role in re-designing and re-launching the portal in.com. Over the years, I have launched several successful media ventures for my employers.

I started my journalism career with The Telegraph.

Blogging journey:

I started a blog called during May, 2013.

My blogs were based on my professional experiences as a journalist. I often shared investigative insights about the Indian Film Industry in Mumbai. Some of the most recognised names in Indian cinema blogged with me.

Subsequently, I was recognised as one of the most popular bloggers in India in 2014.

In 2015, the blog made way for the popular website bollywoodjournalist.com.

Today, the website is a boutique news agency and one of the most popular blogging platforms on the Indian Film and Entertainment Industry.

Want to get in touch with me? Write to soumyadipta@soumyadipta.com

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SOUMYADIPTA BANERJEE

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