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Of Magaj Dholai & lost dynamism

Remember the Magaj Dholai Yantra (brainwashing machine) in Satyajit Ray's masterpiece Hirak Rajar Deshe? The machine when applied to the king's dissidents made them sing his praises. The present......

Alert: PG diplomas in film-making

Satyajit Ray Film and Television InstituteAn autonomous institution under the government of IndiaAdmission noticeThe Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata, an autonomous institution......

Is this the end of the road for FTII?

Gajendra Chauhan is just one the many troubles that ail the national film institute. But all may not be lost yet, Ranjita Ganesan. Image: A man walks past a graffiti-painted wall of a toilet at......

Jana Gana Mana was NOT sung in praise of the English king!

'Tagore wrote a song, not for George V, but a song devoted to the "dispenser of human destiny -- Bharat bhagya vidhata" -- God.' 'Tagore relinquished his knighthood after the Jallianwalla Bagh......

Why Gajendra Chauhan was picked over Big B, Rajni

At the helm of the Film and Television Institute of India, the government wants someone who could devote more time   In the light of media reports claiming that names of Amitabh Bachchan and......

Tagore works available for Android users

The task to develop the App took almost three years to be completed by a team of experts including an IIT professor, one from the Indian Statistical Institute, he said. Here's good news for Tagore......

India must learn from China to revive its ailing railways

In part three of a series, Rangeet Ghosh, Aakanksha Arora, Sutirtha Roy and Arvind Subramanian explain how the big numbers obscure some serious deficiencies in the 'lifeline of the nation'......

When Amjad Khan, Attenborough, Sanjeev Kumar got together...

Satyajit Ray's wife Bijoya passed away into the ages on June 2, following a prolonged illness. She had provided a lot of support to her legendary husband, and had penned an autobiography of their......

Satyajit Ray's wife Bijoya passes away

Legendary film-maker Satyajit Ray's widow Bijoya Ray died on June 2 after a prolonged illness. She was 98 and is survived by son Sandip Ray who is a well-known Bengali film director. Long......

Waheeda Rehman returns to Bengali cinema

Waheeda Rehman made her debut in Bengali cinema with Satyajit Ray's Abhijaan in 1962. Fifty-three years later, the actress will be seen in another Bengali film, Arshinagar, directed by Aparna......

Satyajit Ray's Feluda turns 50

While Calcutta has transitioned to Kolkata, Satyajit Ray's detective, Feluda, has remained unchanged in the Bengali consciousness Here’s a mystery for Prodosh C Mitter to solve. How can a......

'A film one has to live through, not just watch'

'Vishal Bhardwaj, Haider will ensure you a permanent place in the galaxy of filmmakers like Guru Dutt and Satyajit Ray.' Sudarshana Dwivedi salutes the director.I have studied and taught......

The footballer Satyajit Ray adored

Satyajit Ray's world revolved around Edson Arantes Do Nascimento, better known to millions of football fanatics as Pele."It was not possible to watch a match on television during Baba's (Ray's)......

World Cup Diary: Ray's 'Charulata' makes news in Hamilton

Zimbabwe supporters at Seddon Park in Hamilton. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images On a Sunday afternoon, in sleepy Hamilton, as one ambles through the quiet streets, the colourful billboards at......
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Radio Michi celebrates 50th anniversary of introduction of Feluda...

Kolkata, Aug 1 (IBNS): This year happens to be the 50th anniversary of the introduction Feluda € the master creation of writer-director Satyajit... ...

http://www.indiablooms.com/ibns_new/life-details/L/1078/radio-michi-celebrates-50th-anniversary-of-introduction-of-feluda.html
The intriguing politics of postage stamps

Postage stamps depicting former Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and her son Rajiv Gandhi are to be phased out. Instead, the Bharatiya Janata Party... ...

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Bhavna Talwar- From entertainment reporter to international producer

Bhavna Talwar, perhaps the first Indian after Anand Amritraj to produce international movies in a big way, talks to Yogesh Pawar about the... ...

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Awakening the aesthete within the reader

Munshi Premchand. Illustration: Deepak Harichandan TOPICS Munshi Premchand, whose 135th birth anniversary was on July 31, aimed to take the... ...

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12 stops, 50 markets

Markets embody living traditions—they are windows to local culture and markers of a point or two in history, but they are also constantly... ...

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