Non-academic

Social engagement

Screen Shot 2020-06-01 at 1.29.26 PMSince 2013, I have been a volunteer for Padakshep, a non-profit organization that primarily supports unprivileged but meritorious students in India (currently focused only within the state of West Bengal). Please consider supporting our effort, for example, by donating or joining us. Know about our scholars and projects.

I support other non-profit organizations like International Rescue Committee, World Food Program, Wikipedia; independent media like Democracy Now, Newslaundry.

Podcast

I have a YouTube Channel (in Bengali) called The Coffee House Experience where I discuss different topics related to Bengal and Bengali people in an informal fashion.

Films

I made a short film called The Return. The film is in Bengali, but has English subtitles. Watch it on YouTube. The film is also featured in SHORTED. My independent film production venture is called Humanist Cinema.

Here’s the log-line:

In California’s Silicon Valley, at an usual family party folks get quite nostalgic while arguing about the prospects of returning to their native place, that is Kolkata, India. The party takes an unusual turn when an unexpected guest arrives.

Literary work

Occasionally I dare to write micro-stories/poems in Bengali. Some recent ones can be found here: