Rony Patra

When he’s not busy watching old cricket matches and reaction videos on Youtube, or marvelling at how bad screenplays in Hindi cinema can get, this guy teaches English literature at a university in West Bengal, besides taking an interest in Indian (not just Hindi!) cinema, popular culture and global media industries. He can be reached on Twitter at @ronypatra, and on Mastodon at @ronypatra@mastodon.social.

Stories by Rony Patra
The Perils of Idealising Motherhood
Reel and Real

Mare of Easttown and the Perils of Idealising Motherhood

Work from home and the pitfalls of class
Learning

Work from Home and the Pitfalls of Class

The celebration of the ordinary
Reel and Real

Covid-19 and the Celebration of the Ordinary

Are you ready for the marriage
Reel and Real

Are you ready for the marriage?

The slow walk of cinema to Indian villages
Reel and Real

The long but slow walk of cinema to Indian villages

Objects in the Mirror
Reel and Real

Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear

Fabulous Lives
Living

The Fascinating Lives of Hungry Onlookers

The demise of a screen idol
Reel and Real

The Demise of a Screen Idol

The Addiction of Speculation
Think

The Addiction of Speculation

Living with Big Brother
Reel and Real

Living with Big Brother

Work is Changing
Learning

Work is Changing

A tale of chases
Reel and Real

A tale of chases

The death of centrism
Think

The Death of Centrism

No country for feisty women
Living

No country for feisty women

OTT, massification and the lack of variety
Future

OTT, Massification and the Lack of Variety

The clash between house and home
Living

The clash between “house” and “home”

In a post-truth world, what is real anymore
Think

In a post-truth world, what is real anymore?

Connectivity is God, and we are all devotees
Living

Connectivity is God. We are all devotees

The lonely multiplex
Future

What ails the lonely multiplex

Online Learning has a problem with Inclusivity
Learning

Online learning has a problem with “inclusivity”

Socializing and social distancing
Living

Socializing and social distancing

Of pandemic and entitlement
Think

Of pandemic and entitlement

What it means to be a superhero
Think

What it means to be a superhero

Picnics and the art of littering
Living

Picnics and the art of littering

Can sportsmen be moral icons
Think

Can sportsmen be moral icons?

Daddy, should I fear my God
Think

Daddy, should I fear my God?

Reflections on cinema and the fringe
Living

Reflections on cinema and the fringe

Pop culture and the Teacher
Living

The unknown connection of a teacher with pop culture

The possible extinction of our digital memories
Future

The (possible) extinction of digital memories

Living in the Gangsterocracy
Living

Living in the Gangsterocracy

In our everyday lives, we all are spies
Think

In our everyday lives, we all are spies

Lights, Camera and the idea of home
Living

Lights, Camera and the idea of Home

Hello, listening hurts
Think

Hello, listening hurts

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A city and liquid luck
Fiction

A City and the Liquid Luck

Crip Time and defying linearity
Think

Crip Time: Defying normative linear time and accepting what my...

House of Memories
Fiction

House of Memories

Are we ready to wake up from this nightmare
Living

Are we ready to wake up from this nightmare?

The Perils of Idealising Motherhood
Reel and Real

Mare of Easttown and the Perils of Idealising Motherhood

As they grow
Fiction

As they grow

TNT