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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......

All about income inequality

  Unlike in the West, in India we do not see income inequality and all its ramifications as a topic worth debating, writes Ajit Balakrishnan. You cannot be in New York for more than a few......

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'......

60 years later, the house where Pather Panchali was shot

As Satyajit Ray's masterpiece Pather Panchali turns 60 on August 26, we re-visit the location where the film was shot. This article was first published in June 2013. Indians can broadly be......

60 years later, the house where Pather Panchali was shot

As Satyajit Ray's masterpiece Pather Panchali turns 60 on August 26, we re-visit the location where the film was shot. This article was first published in June 2013. Indians can broadly be......

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......

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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Language barrier in Indian cinema melting away, says Sharmila

Kolkata, Aug 30: Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore says the divide between what is perceived as national and regional cinemas is melting away.... ...

http://odishasuntimes.com/2015/08/30/language-barrier-in-indian-cinema-melting-away-says-sharmila/
Dominance of Hindi language in Indian cinema, says Aparna Sen

There was a talk of making a part two of Mr and Mrs Iyer. I was asked to make it in Hindi. One of the lead characters in the film is a Bengali and... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/regional/dominance-of-hindi-language-in-indian-cinema-says-aparna-sen/
Sharmila

Dispelling the general notion that auteur Satyajit Ray's films didn't do well at the box office but were lauded for their universal appeal, actress... ...

http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a580724.html
I copy Satyajit Ray, Says Piku Director Shoojit Sircar

Describing Satyajit Ray's masterpiece Pather Panchali as the 'Bible' of his life, Bollywood director Shoojit Sircar has confessed that he copies... ...

http://movies.ndtv.com/bollywood/i-copy-satyajit-ray-says-piku-director-shoojit-sircar-1212498
Sharmila Tagore

Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, who was introduced in films by legendary storyteller Satyajit Ray in "Apur Sansar" in 1959, believes there is no... ...

http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a580698.html

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