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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......

'The Internet is destroying journalism'

'The scope of social networking as a form of journalism is limited. Yes, you can tweet a photo or write about, say, a policemen beating a protestor somewhere. But a real news story is complicated......

'India is not only a country; it's more like a continent'

‘We have liberals here, we have conservatives. We have wisdom here, we have silliness. We are a motley gathering of every kind of people… 'What we have failed in is governance. If we......

Kolkata's prestigious Presidency University is a tad lovestruck!

Cupid has played its role for years in the 200-year-old Presidency University in Kolkata but for the first time, love will now become a subject of study in its undergraduate curriculum. The unique......

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......

Most central schemes named after Nehru-Gandhi family

Almost half of the nearly 60 institutions and schemes run by the Centre are named after the Nehru-Gandhi family, while Mahatma Gandhi's name figures in just four of these.According to information......

A good move towards GST, but reforms neglected

This Budget must be complimented for having taken two very positive steps towards the goods and services tax, or GST. The first is the introduction of comprehensive service tax with a negative......

The BEST of my father, Satyajit Ray

On Satyajit Ray's 93rd birth anniversary, his son Sandip Ray discusses his favourite movies. “I don’t need any occasion to think of baba. His memories are my constant companion,”......

'To Sonakshi, acting comes as naturally as breathing'

“Working with (Satyajit) Ray casts a spell on you -- you are mesmerised to such an extent that you can spend the rest of your life cherishing that particular experience,” says ad......

Rituparno Ghosh: The man behind the revival of Bengali cinema

After Satyajit Ray died and Mrinal Sen retired, Bengali cinema was no longer what it used to be -- until Rituparno Ghosh triggered its revival. Rituparno Ghosh, the auteur who brought the Bengali......

'Only Aamir Khan can do justice to Feluda'

For avid Satyajit Ray fans, it is impossible to get over the trance created by his unforgettable Sonar Kella, a film that tells the tale of brilliant sleuth Feluda aka Prodosh Chandra Mitter......

10 Satyajit Ray films that should be re-released

Satyajit Ray’s striking 1963 film Mahanagar has recently been digitally restored and re-released in British theatres. While critics there wax enviably about The Big City, we wanted to look......

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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Q. Which director was the founder and president of the Chitralekha Film Co-op in Trivandrum?Click to see Hint Click to searchAdoor GopalakrishnanAmol PalekarSatyajit RayMrinal Sen
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Q. First Indian who won Oscar Award?
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Riding the bullet train

Filmmaker Satyajit Ray used the recurring image of the train in several films including his pathbreaking Apu Trilogy. In his films, the advent of... ...

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Decline of Bengal, death of the bhadralok

There is shock that West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has not acted more firmly against Tapas Pal, the filmstar-turned-TMC MP caught on... ...

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'There's a lot happening in regional films'

For actress Nimrat Kaur, entering B-Town was a slow, steady and conscious choice. She says, “I have been performing on stage since my school... ...

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Couple on evening out

Spotted at The Oberoi's coffee shop on Sunday night, a relaxed and looking very much in love, Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif. What's best of... ...

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Game of Thrones

Uttam Kumar is by far the most popular Bengali actor to date. Close behind is Satyajit Ray's favourite, Soumitra Chatterjee. And then there was a... ...

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