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The legend Soumitra Chatterjee breathes his last at the age of 85

Kolkata: In the late 80s came a Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay novel 'Nana Ronger Aalo'. Still a school student with a deep desire to make films, the novel caught my attention. It had everything. A young hero,...

How soccer’s loss became Hollywood’s gain

For over a month, the 1965 film The Hill was on my watchlist. I kept pushing back, for a variety of reasons. Saturday evening, I played the film some minutes after its lead Sir Sean...

Jagdeep aka Soorma Bhopali: An actor who stood out among giants passes away

The garrulous, greedy, timber merchant was present on screen for barely five minutes, yet the character gave an immortality that is destined to only a select few. It happened with Amjad Khan. It happened with...

Saroj Khan: A trailblazer who helped the stars to dance their way into the hearts of millions passes away

The image of Sridevi drenched in an almost-blue saree crooning to the voice of Alisha Chinai as a now-here and now-nowhere Anil Kapoor wooed her in a much-mellowed voice of Kishore Kumar in Mr India...

A young star with a pleasing smile, Sushant Singh Rajput has left behind his unfulfilled dreams…

Mumbai/Kolkata: Sushant Singh Rajput on Sunday joined the list of actors taken too soon. The Internet Movie Database (IMDB)’s list of actors who could not turn 40 has 95 entries. Death is never easy to...

Basu Chatterjee: A Master Story-teller

About 22-odd minutes into Pankaj Parashar’s Jalwa, Naseeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapoor get off a taxi driven by Javed Khan who is looking for one Basu Chatterjee—Rajni wale. The taxi driver is upset with “Rajni...

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5 suspected militants killed, in 10 hour long gun battle in South Kashmir

Srinagar: Five suspected militants were killed, while 16 others including four security forces personnel were injured in a clean operation in Kulgam district of...

‘The PM’ India never had

From Union Finance Ministry to Political Oblivion to being the first Bengali President, the ‘Chanakya’ of Indian politics had tasted it all. Despite being the...

Syria: From Land of glory to rubble of gory spectacles

Har sham hai shaam-e-Misr yahaṅ, har shab hai shab-e Shiraz yahaṅ Hai saarey jahaṅ ka soz yahaṅ aur saarey jahaṅ ka saaz yahaṅ (Every evening is...

Vijay Goyal: The saviour of India’s future

Jaipur: Fourteen-year-old Marsa, 10-year-old Uday Kumar, 15-year-old Saddam, or Rahul, Mantu, Md. Ilyas are children from different walks of life, but they share a...

Human chains against mob lynching in Jharkhand

Ranchi: Jharkhand is the numero uno Indian state, when it comes to people being lynched to death by random mob. In the last one...