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Tweet him @PulkitDattaA classic case third-culture kid, Pulkit has grown up in various countries, making cross-cultural bridging an innate part of his life, while always being confused about his identity. With a background in filmmaking, film studies and cultural studies, Pulkit can go on and on about media within political and social context. He can also go on just about films. Pulkit is currently based in New York City as a filmmaker and writer and indulges in the usual NYC habits: 'cawfee,' workaholism and getting annoyed with tourists.

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  • Our reader votes are in. Check out the diverse list of winners!

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