Masters in Ancient Indian History and Culture, Calcutta University
Did a second Masters in Sociology, (with Social Anthropology) as an ‘external candidate’, because no university in Calcutta had provision for such a course.
BA (Hons) in Political Science, from Presidency College, Calcutta University
Studied ‘Developmental Strategies’ at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, 1992-1993.
Attended Course on “Management in Higher Public Administration” at the Queens’ College, Cambridge University in 2008.
Contributed articles to books, journals and newspapers on culture, history, anthropology and popular religion. List Attached.
Media in India, TV and Radio: mainly policies, structure, impediments
as well as deliveries, administrative issues.
I have focussed on the dramatic rise of the Social Media the political and corporate ‘take-overs’ in every vertical of the media
Another focus is on the digital transformation of the media, which has changed the entire paradigm.
My study is also on the challenge that transparency poses to the existing politico-bureaucratic monopoly.
Cultural Policies, covering museums, archaeology, conservation, visual arts, performing arts, libraries, archives and international cultural cooperation.
Delivered Talks on subjects of my specialization in many prominent universities of India, as well as in universities abroad, i.e., Melbourne, Seoul, Wellington, Heidelberg, Bonn, Budapest, and Ljubljana, where I was specifically invited for such interactions.