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The Bilete Bangali Editorial Board

Sudakshina Bhattacharjee, Commercial Writer

Sudakshina is a commercial writer, blogger and content marketer who is British-born and raised but has spent her life to and fro the cities of London and Kolkata. She is married to a dental surgeon and is passionate about reading, movies and social media.

Malay Baral, Data Scientist

An alumnus of BE College, Shibpore. A Data Scientist by profession and a Globetrotter by obligation. Malay is living in UK for the last couple of years with his son and wife.

Soma Ghosh, Editor

Although I studied science at university my love for art and literature is boundless. That is the reason why from a young age, alongside my study of literature, I also learnt dance and Rabindra Sangeet. The experience of writing a script and then organising a performance on it, as well as performing in it myself is something I have had from a young age. Even in the UK, I have organised several successful productions based on my own scripts or dramas. Many of my stories and poems have been published in several magazines and e-magazines, some in regular intervals. 'Aparajito Ohe' is a compilation of stories by me that was published in 2015 by Sristisukh Prokashito. Apart from this, I have also worked on the scripts of two documentary feature films, 'Kiss of Love' and 'Condition Applied'. Furthermore, I have also worked in the editorial team of the Bengali magazine, Alpoth, for three years.

Ballari Sengupta, Financial Analyst

Ballari is a Financial Analyst by profession and a singer and a makeup and fashion enthusiast by passion. Born and brought up in South Kolkata she moved to UK 8 years back and presently lives in Hertfordshire with husband and 3 years old son. She loves and promotes Handloom fashion and believes in "less is more". Her style of fashion and makeup is mostly simplistic, real day to day life looks that are easily achievable and she is here to give you ideas and tips and reviews.

Smita Sarkar, Editor

Smita Sarkar is a Special Features Editor with ABPL Publications, London. She has worked as an independent media trainer and journalist with experience in documentaries, features and all aspects of the news broadcast business. Her broadcast experiences range in leading news agencies like CNBC India and Singapore, Associated Press in London. Her other experiences have been in The Standard Newspaper in Hong Kong, the UNHCR - specialising in the Afghan Refugee problems and PriceWaterhouse Coopers. She has a Masters in International Relations and is a distinction holder from the London School of Journalism

Atreyee Bhattacharyya, Chemical Engineer

I am Atreyee Bhattacharyya, living in Birmingham. I moved to Birmingham from Singapore in 2007. I am a Chemical Engineer by training and now working in Engineering Research. My passion is dance. I can say that "We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, and we create the dreams." I always love to create something original, even if it does not turn out to be good in quality in the end. I love to connect with our Bengali culture through literature, dance, music, food and of course adda with like minded people. I have taken full initiative to produce several community dance performances in Bengali Communities in and around Birmingham, and always try to encourage our next generations, young people to involve and learn our culture through music and dance.

Ranjana Roychowdhury, Pensions Consultant

A university topper academically, a Pensions Consultant by profession and a singer & actor by passion, Ranjana Roychowdhury came to UK in 2005. In spite of her erratic schedule she has managed to keep her love for various forms of fine arts alive. To spread the joy of music, she has performed extensively and has won hearts of thousands of people in different shows all over the country. She was one of the very few singers to be selected for a popular ZEE TV musical show in India. She is also into acting and drama direction. Her another passion is cooking and recently she has launched her catering venture which has already become immensely popular among the food connoisseurs in and around London.

Milly Basu, Treasury Executive in a International Publishing House

I’m Milly Basu. I’m a Treasury Executive in a International Publishing House. I grew up in Germany and came to UK in 2005. I have a strong passion for hiking and other adventurous things. In my heyday (school and Uni days) I represented both in Table Tennis. I breathe music and also a curled up Bookworm. I have a interest for home renovation and DIY and am a keen traveller, enjoying experiencing differing international cultures around the world with my other half.