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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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The Love Song of Maya K and Other Stories offers a Slice of Modern Life in Metros

The back cover of The Love Song of Maya K and Other Stories, reads: A rumour that ends in calamity; A girl who is demonised...

Small town shows the way during the lockdown, makes online classes available for govt school students

Giridih: Whenever some major issue or work takes place, right from conducting census to hosting para-military forces, it is always the students of government...

Sister dies, hearing news of brother’s death from accident

Giridih: In a horrific incident, 14-year-old Sufiyan Ansari was run over by a truck, as he was crossing the National Highway-2. The accident was...

Aliah University to Allow Suspended Students to Pursue Courses

Kolkata: Considering the effect that suspension and expulsion could have on the academic career of the five expelled and nine suspended students of Aliah...

In Suhail, India gets its own JK Rowling!

Is Suhail Mathur India’s J K Rowling in the making-- I asked this question to myself when I finished reading Suhail’s THE HUNT FOR...