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Mayank Shekhar

Journalist, Author and Film Critic

 Mayank Shekhar is the first film critic to win the Ramnath Goenka, India’s top journalism prize. His last book, Name Place Animal Thing, on India and pop-culture, was a critically acclaimed, Amazon top title. 

His ongoing podcasts & shows, Sit with Hitlist, and The Bombay Film Story, have bagged multiple prizes, besides a wide audience online. 
Having served in the founding editorial team of Mumbai Mirror, then as National Cultural Editor with Hindustan Times, he’s currently Entertainment Editor with Mid-day newspaper in Mumbai, where you can follow his reviews and writings on cinema & mass-culture.