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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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Giridih, where voting in Naxal areas can decide the fate of the candidates

Giridih/Ranchi: Giridih has several issues—right from water scarcity to poor power supply, to rampant air pollution to large scale migration. But, all these issues...

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...

Is NRC giving opportunity to Mamata to emerge as a national leader, she missed the chance, post 2019 Lok Sabha election?

Kolkata: United India Zindabad, United Bengal Zindabad, Amra Kara (Who are we?) - Nagorik (Citizen), Labours, Youths, Students - are citizens. We all are citizens, People of Bihar are...

Two promising tribal hockey players found hanging from a tree, but everyone ignored their case

Ranchi: It has been 42 days since two tribal hockey players' bodies—one hails from Jharkhand and other to Odisha --were found hanging from a...

India’s first game show during lockdown to generate funds for COVID-19 relief

Kolkata: It sounds interesting - a game show with celeb couples for the benefit of Corona victims. Each episode features celebrity couples competing against...