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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 book which talks about India that is Bharat

In the past few years, the physical barriers between our cities and remote villages have been rapidly eroding. Also shrinking is the consciousness for...

Bengal under attack, from fake news and images

Kolkata: When Souvik Sarkar, a teenager from West Bengal’s Rudrapur village, was posting a “religiously insensitive” morphed image or meme on his timeline in...

महाराष्ट्र: साप्ताहिक बाजारों पर पाबंदी से इस सीजन काजू की खरीद बंद, आफत में किसान

सिंधुदुर्ग/सांगली: कोरोना संक्रमण को नियंत्रित करने के उद्देश्य से महाराष्ट्र सरकार द्वारा लगने वाले साप्ताहिक बाजार बंद करने के बाद काजू के लिए प्रसिद्ध...

CU students protest against Choice Base-Credit System, wants more time

Kolkata: With slogans like CBCS Manchi Na, Manchi Na (We don't want the CBCS system), We want more time and banners, hundreds of Calcutta University (CU)...

Is Babul Supriyo more keen on getting a ministerial berth in Mamata cabinet than being a Rajya Sabha member?

Kolkata: Two days after joining the ruling party in Bengal, the freshly-minted Trinamool Congress leader, Babul Supriyo, met with the party chief and West...