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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 good doctor’s outrage: Manmohan Singh’s letter to Narendra Modi

Delhi/ Kolkata: An outrageous Manmohan Singh, former Prime Minister of India, wrote a scathing letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today. In the letter...

Will BJP’s electoral promises in Bengal turn out to be another ‘jumla’?

New Delhi: Amid chants of “Jai Shri Ram”, union home minister Amit Shah flagged off Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) fifth and final rath yatra on...

Covid-19 second wave in India and the three corona warriors

The second wave of the corona has let hell loose throughout our nation. Lakhs of people have been affected and precious lives lost. As...

IAMC rubbishes ‘cheap’ attacks by Middle East Forum

Washington DC: The Indian American Muslim Council has responded to a ludicrous attack from the Middle East Forum (MEF), a widely discredited Islamophobic organization,...

Erdogan’s Hagia Sophia Move is Part of Resource Wars and Geo-political Ambitions

The recent reconversion of Hagia Sophia, the UNESCO world Heritage Site in Turkey’s Istanbul into a mosque is the shocking reminder of the vicious...