Soumitra Das is a journalist born and based in Calcutta. He began his career with The Statesman and is currently with The Telegraph. He is deeply involved with visual arts and heritage issues, regularly writing on these topics. Soumitra has a popular column titled 'Flashback' on Calcutta's history and the city's rapidly changing face. In October 2007, he brought out a book on the streets of Calcutta titled "A Jaywalker’s Guide to Calcutta," which became a bestseller. He has also contributed to the Tramjatra book on Calcutta trams published by an Australian university.