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10 things you need to know about Mahashweta Devi

Writer and activist Mahashweta Devi, who passed away after a prolonged illness on Thursday, authored more than a 100 novels and 20 collections of short stories. She was not only a celebrated writer......

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......

'The strike has made us realise the power that youth has'

In a special series, Rediff.com looks at India through the lives of her people. Today: Reema Kaur, one of the students on strike for nearly three months at the FTII. The Delhi resident feels the......

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......

Bangladesh marks 41st Victory Day with festivities

Bangladesh on Sunday celebrated its 41st Victory Day, commemorating its independence from Pakistan, as it honoured 60 more "1971 foreign friends", mostly Indians, for their outstanding......

Kolkata's iconic Coffee House faces commercial dilemma

Paribartan (change) in Bengal appears to have caught up with even the iconic Coffee House, a regular hangout for this city’s intellectuals. It is renting out its historical premises on......

The man who wanted to save cinema

P K Nair, the legendary founder-director of the National Film Archive of India, passed away into the ages on March 4. He was 86. Nairsaab had dedicated his life to restoring and archiving films,......

Garm Hawa, a movie classic like none other

What you need to know about M S Sathyu's classic Garm Hawa. Any discussion on Hindi cinema's great Indian classics will invariably bring up a mention of M S Sathyu's flawless directorial debut,......

EVERYTHING you should know about Garm Hava

Read this before you watch MS Sathyu's iconic film Garm Hava in theatres this Friday.Any discussion on Hindi cinema's great Indian classics will invariably bring up a mention of M S......

'It's very important to make a happy film that entertains'

On Hrishikesh Mukherjee's 91st birth anniversary on September 30, we bring back excerpts from a Rediff interview with the brilliant filmmaker, just after the release of his last film, Jhoot Bole......

Review: Lootera is an absolute masterpiece

Lootera is a gorgeous, gorgeous film, one that uses its period setting affectionately, with loving detail, and not exploitatively, as our cinema is wont to do, writes Raja Sen. "Once upon a......
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Daughter protests Soumitra remark on brawl with Ghatak

KOLKATA: The recent chatter about a supposed brawl between two of Bengali cinema's biggest icons -which occurred 50 years back -has reopened the... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/Daughter-protests-Soumitra-remark-on-brawl-with-Ghatak/articleshow/54504708.cms
At 69, Basusree takes French route to bring back golden days

KOLKATA: The French consulate has collaborated with the 1947-born Basusree cinema to work towards reviving the heritage cinema hall, which was the... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/At-69-Basusree-takes-French-route-to-bring-back-golden-days/articleshow/54504636.cms
Why Indians need preachy films

On Tuesday (September 20) in Delhi, a woman was stabbed 30 times to death by a stalker. In a country so far removed from the discourse of gender... ...

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/pink-amitabh-bachchan-shoojit-sircar-feminism-udta-punjab-3-idiots/1/769639.html
Enduring relevance of Ritwik Ghatak

Ritwik Ghatak's cinematic masterpieces have social reality playing a major role and they present an alternative perspective with brutal honesty.... ...

http://www.thestatesman.com/news/supplements/enduring-relevance-of-ritwik-ghatak/165591.html
Bengals clash on Bengalis' strength & weakness

The argumentative Bengali was in full form at Lake Club on Saturday evening. Calcutta Debating Circle had gathered a clutchful of Bengalis from... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1160912/jsp/calcutta/story_107689.jsp

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