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Farewell, Rest Well in Eternity

Murali Kamma remembers the notables we lost in 2015. IMAGE: President A P J Abdul Kalam, who India and the world lost this year. As another year winds down and the revelry begins, one naturally......

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......

People's magic, says Mamata after Trinamool wins bypolls

Trinamool Congress on Monday retained both Bongaon Lok Sabha and Krishnaganj assembly seats with huge margins in the bypolls seen as a litmus test for its popularity in the wake of CBI arresting......

Meet our 45 Bharat Ratnas

Educationist Madan Mohan Malviya and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee are the 44th and 45th distinguished personalities who have been conferred with the country's highest civilian award......

Nandigram: WB govt yet to give CBI sanction to prosecute accused cops

The Trinamool government, which cashed in on the Nandigram protests in West Bengal politics, has not yet given the Central Bureau of Investigation the sanction to prosecute five police officers......

European economic woes & delusions of stability

Eurozone's financial contingency plan is trying to solve the problem of excessive debt with even more debt, says Satyajit Das.Pre-summer debt concerns of Greece, Spain and Portugal have receded.......

The interview Narendra Modi MUST read!

'Narendra Modi has had very good luck. Firstly, the fall of oil prices. You don't get that very often in your life and you certainly don't get that often when you are in government.' 'Secondly, the......

Raghuram Rajan, SBI chief among most influential policy makers

Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan took charge of India's central bank when the rupee seemed to be in a tailspin while the country was facing runaway inflation.  He stabilised the......

Microfinance industry coming back to life

After more than three years, the microfinance industry is attracting new players. In six-eight months, at least six new microfinance institutions (MFIs) have got membership of industry body MFIN......

Is a new credit crash looming?

In Crosstown Traffic, Jimi Hendrix sang: "Can't you see my signals turn from green to red / And with you I can see a traffic jam straight up ahead."In global financial markets, the signals have......

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......

Telluride Film Festival: The Mecca for lovers of cinema

Aseem Chhabra celebrates 40 years of the prestigious Telluride Film Festival. On Wednesday, I'll be going home -- for the 20th time.  Since 1994, I have been taking an annual pilgrimage......

The Satyajit Ray Google doodle

Google salutes Satyajit Ray, arguably India's greatest-ever director, on his 92nd birth anniversary with a doodle. Depicting that famous scene from the late director's Pather Panchali , the......

Satyajit Ray's Goopy-Bagha film remade in Hindi

Goopy, a yokel who loves to sing but can't hold a tune to save his life, and Bagha, who plays the drum but has no sense of rhythm, are banished from their village for oppressing villagers with......

Ranji Trophy: Punjab salvage a draw against Mumbai

Riding on a 103-run second wicket partnership between Ravi Inder Singh (58) and Uday T Kaul (62), Punjab salvaged a draw against Mumbai in their Ranji Trophy Super League group A match in......

Ranji Trophy Round-up: Day Two

A round-up of the second day's play of the Ranji Trophy Super League matches on Friday.Day I wrapMuzumdar slams ton to pilot Mumbai to big leadRiding on contributions from top order batsmen and a......

Manhas, Bhatia lift Delhi

Delhi's bowlers restricted a resurgent Mumbai to a moderate 330 before a 97-run unconquered stand between Mithun Manhas and Rajat Bhatia lifted the hosts to 176 for 4 on the second day of the Ranji......

Orissa take first innings lead

Having conceded a first innings lead of 39 runs to Orissa, hosts Baroda rode on Shatrunjay Gaekwad's unbeaten half century to reach 120 for three in their second essay on the penultimate day of the......

Baroda struggle against Orissa

A 71-run unbeaten 10th wicket partnership between SD Vohra and SM Singh helped Baroda reach a respectable total of 241 for 9 on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Super League tie at the Motibag......
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Nationalism strikes & art loses validity

The wave of uber-nationalism seems to have hit the film industry with full force. The outrage surrounding Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (ADHM)... ...
Big B as Feluda in Hindi? That was not to be

KOLKATA: What's common between Amitabh Bachchan, Soumitra Chatterjee, Shashi Kapoor, Sabyasachi Chakraborty and Abir Chatterjee? All of them,... ...
From Hindoo College to Presidency University Celebrating the glorious 200 year journey of India's most illustrious educational institution

Presidency is much more than a college or university; it has been ahead of its times, making history since 1817. Presidencians of the past have... ...
University of cinema

Last week started off on a sad note. Film aficionados woke up to the news of the death of one of the greatest directors of world cinema — Polish... ...
Flat ablaze, lucky escape for child

KOLKATA: A seven-year-old boy narrowly escaped from being burnt to death after he was rescued by neighbours after his fourth-floor flat caught... ...

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