Nikhil Arora saw Jurassic Park in '93
in a theater at the age of 5 and chose film as a way of life. He graduated from Delhi University
and Whistling Woods International in Mumbai.
He enjoys writing/ talking about movies when he's not watching them. Currently writes reviews
and manages content and social media at Desimartini.
Full time mother, most times entrepreneur and weekend movie watcher, I love dabbling in various things, most of them completely unrelated to the education I received at IIM,Bangalore. I am a workshop junkie and have tried everything from dandiya garba classes to poetry writing and from turning pottery wheels to turning circles in Sufi meditation. New experiences keep me alive. Watching the good bad and the ugly every Friday morning feeds my craving for the unknown and of course my popcorn addiction."
Kanika Bhatia graduated from Bard College,
New York - a Liberal Arts school where she majored in Economics and Global &
International Studies. After her return to India, she's been leading the content and social
media team at Desimartini. She loves to spend her afternoons in theatres watching movies -
hard at work, obviously! Outside work, you'll find Kanika (or not) gallivanting across India with
her favorite travel companion - her camera.
"Suo Tempore" everything will happen
at its own time. And when my right time came, Desimartini.com happened in my life.
Being a fan of Michael Jackson it feels good to be called MJ. I have been working in
television for the past 15 years exploring the world of dubbing, production, promos
and now writing. The big plan is to make movies. Have made 2 short films and written one
feature script. Now I divide my time between watching movies, writing about movies and
trying hard to earn my dal and chapati. In short I am a slave of Cinema & a student for life.
In an ideal world I would only be travelling, listening to music, reading books, watching
movies and making them.
Enamored by the craft of Cinema, I am addicted to the motion picture and its myriad hues. The colours of my paintings speak a unique language of vibrancy and exuberance, something that also seeps into the characters I play on stage as a theater actor. A total foodie,
I believe cinema and theater are the best diet for a healthy and thinking mind. A creative manager by profession and a traveler at heart, each day is a bright new beginning for me to make the most of it.
f there is one thing that comes naturally to me, it is cinema - My sincere, unadulterated love for the movies that goes beyond entertainment.
To cut a long story short - I enjoy dissecting movies, frame by frame, deliberating over every minor detail. I ponder, contemplate and spend most
of my working week looking forward to the week's releases and most part of my weekend watching them :)
My trysts with cinema started ages ago when I discovered my love for story telling. We live our lives in stories, some short, some long, that we will tell our kids someday. As I watched some great stories unfold on the screen, I discovered the immense creativity and passion that there is in the world of cinema, a form of storytelling.Yours Truly since then has gone on to do an MBA in Marketing and HR, currently in a job in the corporate world, wooing cinema like a dream unfinished.