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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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Migrants ask for water, gets shoot threat in Jharkhand quarantine center

Kolkata: When 300 migrant workers from West Bengal and Jharkhand complained of not getting water and food, then they were threatened by the driver...

Chaibasa, the bone of contention for JMM and Congress in Mahagathbandhan!

Ranchi: Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha, who hails from Jharkhand, tweeted on March 11, regarding the issue plaguing the mahagatbandhan. “BJP has given up sitting...

Kolkata’s theatre personality survives cancer, says conquer one milestone at a time

Kolkata: Tathagata Chowdhury is a multifaceted personality; he is an actor, director, theatre producer, screenplay artist and workshop instructor. He is also the founder...

21 Goldsmiths from Bengal stuck in Jeddah, send SOS to anti-trafficking body

Kolkata: A video of around 21 goldsmith workers from Jeddah Saudi Arabia pleading to the Indian government and activists to have them freed reached...

Delhi mayhem pointed to the absence of ideo-political initiatives for unity among Hindu and Muslim toilers

In this second part of Biswajit Roy’s article — "Celebration Of Separate Identities In A Pluralist Movement: Is It An Oxymoron?" Roy continues with...