Editor’s Note: Amit was in Srinagar from August 31 to September 4, almost 25 days after Delhi declared Jammu and Kashmir as a Union Territory, and there was total communication lockdown. In a context where Indian journalists were not really welcome due to the open bias displayed in several TV channels, it was a challenging and difficult assignment. Here are his notes from Srinagar.
Gitanjali Rao speaks to Amit Sengupta about her film Bombay Rose, which has been chosen for the inaugural critic’s film in the Venice Film Festival. The film travels across the underbelly of Mumbai celebrating both the fragrance and the stink inside its rain-soaked by-lanes.