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'World needs people like Mahasweta Devi'

'The world will miss Mahasweta Devi and I will miss my second mother.' Nipa Roy, Mahasweta Devi's niece, remembers the writer who passed into the ages on Thursday, July 28. The great writer......

Thousands bid tearful farewell to Mahasweta Devi

Thousands of people from all walks of life on Friday filed past the body of Mahasweta Devi to pay their last respects before the eminent writer and social activist was cremated with full state......

'Mahasweta built and rebuilt her stupendous life with bricks of pain'

'She never desisted from calling a spade a spade and that's what made her such a unique character.' IMAGE: Mahasweta Devi: Will we see the likes of her again? Author and activist Mahashweta Devi,......

Mahasweta Devi - a voice of the oppressed

The 91-year-old, who died on Thursday, went beyond her role as a writer to help tribals in organising themselves in groups so that they could take up development activities in their own areas. A......

When Mahasweta Devi spoke to Rediff

Writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi breathed her last on Thursday afternoon. Winner of the 1996 Jnanpith and 1997 Ramon Magsaysay Awards, Mahasweta Devi firmly believed that 'real history is......

Bengal unclear on people displaced by projects

The West Bengal government has earmarked 30,000 acres for industrial projects (around 7,000 acres has been allocated, the rest is at different stages of acquisition), but even as it faces one of......

'I am ready to sell my stories'

Magsaysay Award winner Mahasweta Devi isset to have her stories adapted on film.After earning accolades forthe Bengali teleserialProti Chuanno Minute (Every 54 Minutes), which she wrote, the......

Dilip Kumar's Top 25 Films

Dilip Kumar has received the Padma Vibhushan award, the second highest civilian award of the country. We celebrate the icon by re-visiting his best movies. Dilip Kumar. The name evokes a myriad of......

'Soumitra Chatterjee was an extraordinary editor'

Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee has been awarded the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award, and praise has been coming in from all quarters. Social activist and writer Mahasweta Devi has......

SRK roots for Chitra Palekar

Chitra Palekar's eyes well up when she recalls how Shah Rukh Khan held her handsthe other day telling her how much he had heard about her directorial debut, the Marathi-language film Maati Maay (A......

KANK, Kabul Express go to Toronto film festival

Five years after he missed showing Asoka at the Toronto International Film Festival (the print was lost in transit from New York to Toronto on 9/11), Shah Rukh Khan will have the pride of seeing......
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Govt. says DGCA probing how three planes ran low on fuel

Mamata Banerjee criticises PM Modi over demonetisation Mamata Banerjee compares Centre's demonetisation move to Hitler's rule...... ...

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At home in the world

With her new film Lion, garnering an Oscar buzz, actor Priyanka Bose might just have her day in the sun. Six years ago, in Gangor, an adaptation of... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/hollywood/at-home-in-the-world-priyanka-bose-4396906/
34th North Bengal Book Fair from No...

The Greater Siliguri Publishers and Booksellers Welfare Association will be organising the 34th North Bengal Book Fair 2016 from November 25 to... ...

http://echoofindia.com/siliguri-34th-north-bengal-book-fair-nov-27-119241
On the write side of normal

A discussion on mental health in literature threw up interesting viewpoints and reading lists Norman Bates and Dr. Hannibal Lecter have burnt... ...

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Through the looking glass

At the Signs Film Festival in Kochi, the documentary Mahasweta Devi: Close Up begins with an elderly woman wearing round spectacles combing her... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/entertainment/hindi/2016/nov/19/through-the-looking-glass-1539762.html

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