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A Rabindra Jayanti like never before!

Kolkata: There is a young boy, a student of Class IV, who lives in the apartment next to mine. My study table faces his bedroom window. It has been the norm for us to always...

The mind of an extra-ordinary actor

Incidentally, the last film I watched in the theatres before the country went into lockdown, was Irrfan Khan’s last release in India ‘Angrezi Medium’. Apart from perfection of an actor’s craft, what will stay with...

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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Opposition disarray on Kashmir and Ayodhya emboldened the regime

 Complete disarray in the opposition camp and absence of popular nationwide protest after a series of dramatic and divisive steps taken since our saviour...

Pressure on Raghubar Das now as PMO wants action against chief secretary Rajbala Verma

Ranchi: The controversial chief secretary of Jharkhand, Rajbala Verma, who has been served notice several times by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), while...

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I was in Seelampur protest site for 3 days and what happened to the protesting women and their families during the pogrom now haunts...

On January 27, a day after Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro visited India for the Republic Day programme I along with a friend visited the...

Covid-19 horror chamber that no one calls out

On May 28, Devram Bhisikar, a retired factory worker, complained of chest pain and was taken to the Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad. After the 71-year-old...