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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......

Why Indira Gandhi still rules India

'Modi's political economy is more inspired by Indira Gandhi than Vajpayee.''She so wanted an Opposition-mukt Bharat.''Sounds familiar?' asks Shekhar Gupta. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra D Modi......

The photographer who refused to shoot the prime minister

Photographer S Paul, who died this month, was furiously protective about his independence and intensely sure about his work.So much so that he once walked away from a shoot with a prime......

The invisible men and women of Aadhaar

It was supposed to be a panacea against corruption, leakage and a magic wand for financial inclusion. But everywhere you look are people who enrolled, only to fall through the cracks again.......

How the Communists killed Bengal's industry

West Bengal's longest serving chief minister Jyoti Basu once told an industrialist that capitalists were class enemies and he should expect no sympathy.Ishita Ayan Dutt tracks the political......

There's something common between Akshay Kumar and the Indian Railways

The upcoming Akshay Kumar starrer Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is set to use toilets of the Indian Railways From maestro Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali to evergreen blockbuster Dilwale Dulhaniya Le......

Remembering Pather Panchali with Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray would have been 97 today, May 2.Soumendu Roy, who worked with the legendary director for many years, looks back on the Genius that was Manikda, as the Master was known to family,......

He wants to celebrate the uniqueness of India

Veenu Sandhu meets the young filmmaker who won the Satyajit Ray Short Film Award. There is something about Shimla, about its meandering lanes where you can sometimes feel the clouds around you.......

10 Satyajit Ray films that should be re-released

One of India's top filmmakers Satyajit Raj would have been 95 on May 2.  We celebrate him by re-publishing a special series of articles through the week. Image: A scene from Mahanagar......

My father, Satyajit Ray

One of India's top filmmakers Satyajit Raj would have been 95 on May 2.  We celebrate him by re-publishing a special series of articles through the week. On May 12, Satyajit Ray's first film,......

'Soumitra Chatterjee is bigger than a Ray actor'

One of India's greatest actors -- someone who acted in 14 Satyajit Ray films -- doesn't get good movie roles anymore. IMAGE: Soumitra Chatterjee and Madhabi Mukherjee in Satyajit Ray's classic......

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)......
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Ananth Mahadevan to make Satyajit Ray's The Storyteller in Hindi with Naseeruddin...

Satyajit Ray may have been dead for 26 years, but his memory - the memory of his marvellous movies - fails to fade. At the recent Cannes Film... ...

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India's independent cinema breaks shackles at Cannes (Special to IANS)

Though independent Indian cinema has always found a place for itself at Cannes Film Festival, right from the days of Satyajit Ray, it had been... ...

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Amol Palekar

to break away from the filmmaking models followed by Hollywood and in Mumbai. Starting his career as a commercial artiste, Ray was drawn into... ...

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Sharmila Tagore

Sharmila Tagore, who began her career with Satyajit Ray's 1959 Bengali film "Apur Sansar" ("The World of Apu") at the age of a mere 13, says the... ...

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New web series based on Satyajit Ray's short stories

National Award-winning director Srijit Mukherjee will helm a new web series based on short stories by legendary filmmaker and writer Satyajit... ...

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