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Remembering Satyajit Ray on his birth centenary

A war of letters in Kolkata’s leading daily The Statesman was published in 1965. Satyajit Ray criticized Mrinal Sen’s movie Akash Kusum as a crow film. To this, Mrinal Sen retorted sharply. Ray also wrote...

Dev Anand had predicted that Sadhana would become a top actress

“If I modeled myself in the lines of anyone, it was Nutan.”                            Sadhana, 1991 after Nutan’s death Bimal Ray was fascinated by Sadhana’s innocence,...

Raj Kapoor to Dev Anand: “Dev Tumne Mere Heroine (Nargis) Ko Chura Liya”

In 1953 the first Indian film delegation attended the coveted Venice International Film Festival. Led by Bimal Ray the delegation included Balraj Sahni, Salil Chowdhury, KA Abbas, Chetan Anand, Dev Anand, Raj Kapoor and Nargis....

Remembering Sahir Ludhianvi: A Lyrical Centenary

Sahir Ludhianvi was having a session with S.D.Burman and Chetan Anand for Funtoosh. Chetan Anand wanted a satirical song for a party sequence to be filmed on Dev Anand. Thinking for a while the lyricist penned...

Rafi Saab’s singing was divine – Suman Kalyanpur

I was humming, Tere Hum O Sanam to myself. Memories of this lilting hit of mine with Mohammad Rafi Saab tuned by Sardar Malik flocked my mind. I was a new entry in the 60s...

Dilip Kumar had met Jawaharlal Nehru, few days ahead of his demise, had noticed former PM was ‘exhausted’

“How are you?” Kemon Achish? Dilip Kumar greeted me during a telephonic conversation a decade ago as I greeted him on his birthday, 11th December, 2013. “Thespian uncle“ I burst into tears of joy. After...

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 the wave subsides we come to know of a few true...

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Secret of NEET Perfect Scorer: 14 hours study, motivation from mother and proper use of lockdown period

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National Commission for Scheduled Tribes serves notice to Jharkhand DGP and Gumla SP in Dumri lynching case

Ranchi: National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has issued a notice to the Director General of Police, Jharkhand and the Superintendent of Police, Gumla...

After suggesting MLAs, not to take commission, I do not get a chance to speak: BJP’s Jharkhand MLA

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Tale of a Judge and innocent villagers of India

The so called Indian elites—lawmakers, media professionals, legal eagles and ubiquitous politicians—will endlessly debate if the four sitting Supreme Court justices, J Chelameshwar, Ranjan...