Ziya Us Salam is Senior Deputy Editor, The Hindu. A noted film and literary critic, he has contributed to anthologies Being Young in the Worlds of Islam and Present Tense: Living on the Edge. He edited the book Housefull: The Golden Age of Hindi Cinema, published by Om Books International. His books Delhi 4 Shows and Strands of Commonality: Postcard of Islam in the subcontinent are due to be released shortly. He has served on the juries of International Film Festival of India, Best Writing in Cinema and Vatavaran.