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Retelecast of epics during lockdown: Orchestrated nostalgia or soft radicalisation?

Kolkata: Last weekend, shows depicting Hindu mythological epics ‘Ramayan’ and ‘Mahabharat’ started airing on Doordarshan and DD Bharati. And in the ensuing week ‘Ramayan’ garnered the highest-ever rating for a Hindi General Entertainment Channel (GEC)...

Take a closer look at your MPs not MPLAD funds

Kolkata: Recently, the ministry of statistics and programme implementation permitted the use of MPLAD (members of Parliament local area development scheme) funds for medical testing, screening and other facilities required to fight Covid-19. A number...

Short films help young actors, directors in flying high at world of cinema

Kolkata: Short films have not only taken film industries across the world by storm but have also slowly and gradually become the voice of youngsters across India. More and more students and film enthusiasts from...

Kangana shines in role about mid-life crisis

Kolkata: There will come a time in your life when you will look into the mirror and ask yourself ‘Are you happy with yourself?’, ‘Áre you doing what you like doing?’ or ‘Where does your...

Former Army Chief, now a Modi cabinet Minister, Could Not Produce Birth Certificate At SC, Same Is The Case of Half A Million People...

Kolkata: On Day 1 of Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet held at Victoria Memorial Hall, Shashi Tharoor was at his charming best! Author of 19 published titles, Tharoor met all his fans, took out time...

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Hing caused first punishment to Lalu Prasad Yadav

Few people know that hing (asafoetida) that constitutes an important ingredient for preparing lentil curry or dal and other numerous vegetables dishes based on...

16-year-old gang raped, burnt alive before parents in Jharkhand

Ranchi: Jharkhand’s Chatra district became witness to a horrific incident, where a 16-year-old girl was gang raped by four men. When her family approached...

Scindia quits Congress, may get cabinet post at the Centre; future of his followers uncertain

Jyotiraditya Scindia’s resignation from the Congress did not come as a surprise. The surprise is that it came so late. What happens next is...

The portrayal of woman in Hindi Cinema

‘Anaarkali of Aarah’ is a story of an adult-entertainer, Anaarkali, from the town Aarah of Bihar. The film is directed by Avinash Dash and...

“If NRC get implemented, LGBT community people will have to commit suicide”

Kolkata: So far India has witness protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) from many different groups and communities...