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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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A Fair To Conquer Fear At Naxal Hot-bed

Giridih: From the night of February 11, the officials of Giridih district administration will add a new chapter to their history, by spending night...

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...

Battle of Crorepatis in ‘Beedi Town’ Jangipur, total eleven crorepatis in fray

Kolkata: Situated along the banks of river Bhagirathi, the Jangipur constituency which has been a Congress stronghold since the nineties is marred with extreme...

Falsafa-e-Taalimaat: A book ‘document’ for Urdu lovers

A book titled 'Falsafa-e-Taalimaat’ (Philosophy of Education) in Urdu has hit the stands which deals with the state of affairs in the field of...

“Government tells us not to do politics during pandemic, but it is doing petty politics by arresting anti-CAA protesters”

Kolkata: On Wednesday afternoon, Kolkata witnessed the first public protest by students and social activists against the arrests of CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) protesters....