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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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Communal Profiling of Kolkata’s Biker Gangs

Kolkata, for that matter, West Bengal is known for political violence. But suddenly now, the city’s everyday urban conflicts and crimes are being seen...

Thanks to Puja Committee and an NGO, Muslim doctors did not have to vacate their flat

Kolkata: Four Muslim doctors, staying at a rented house in Kolkata's Kudghat area who made it to the news for facing racial discrimination, have...

Why Jayant Sinha felicitating Ramgarh killers shouldn’t take us by surprise

Ranchi: Indian Civil Aviation Minister Jayant Sinha is receiving the flak for garlanding eight killers who had lynched Alimuddin Ansari in Ramgarh for allegedly...

Time to Break Myths, Stereotypes to Know the ‘Other’

Kolkata: On a busy Friday morning, when the men in every Muslim locality prefer to get ready for the Jumma prayer, things were a...

With No Yogi Campaigning, Dev steals the show for TMC in Uluberia bypoll

Uluberia/Kolkata: As election campaign came to an end on Saturday for the Uluberia Lok Sabha constituency bypoll, political observers feel that Trinamool Congress (TMC),...