Mamta Chitnis Sen

A journalist for over 15 years, Mamta Chitnis Sen has worked with reputed publications like Mid-Day and Society, and her writings and columns have been published in The Sunday Observer and The Daily.  She also worked with the Sunday Guardian and handled their Mumbai bureau for 8 years, reporting extensively on various political parties, crime, politics, religion, the arts, community, human interest, and general news.

Mamta headed Dignity Dialogue, India’s foremost magazine exclusively for the 50 plus age group as the Executive Editor. She presently handles Media Advocacy for Child Rights and You (CRY), an NGO that works for the rights of underprivileged children in India in the states of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat.

Women have been an integral part of her work both in writing and in art.  As a former student at S P Jain Institute of Management & Research, where she studied Women Empowerment and Resource Mobilization, Mamta has hosted capacity training workshops for women from political parties as well as from the unorganized sector. She also had a stint with the Congress party in Mumbai as a Secretary for the Youth Congress where she conceptualised and hosted capacity training workshops for women wings of the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party in the city.  The workshops emphasised on the role of women in political spaces and the means to achieve electoral success though various communication modules and strategies.  She has also authored a paper on these experiences titled Evolving Role of Women in Political Parties.

Mamta is also an artist and has exhibited in various groups shows in India and abroad in galleries like Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata; International Centre for Cultural Relations, Kolkata; State Art Gallery, Hyderabad; Coomarswamy Hall, Mumbai and Lansdown Hall & Gallery, Stroud, UK.

She has studied painting and ceramics from Sir J J School of Art and during her stint as a student with the Institute in 2011 founded CanvasClan, a congregation of painters and curated two group shows under the banner, Random Strokes and Resurrection Bihar, the latter to commemorate centenary celebrations of Bihar state in Mumbai. She was felicitated by the Bihar government for the latter.

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