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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......

When IT Act's Sec 66A was used to muzzle free speech

The Supreme Court of India struck down Section 66A of the IT Act on Tuesday, deeming it 'unconstitutional'. Section 66A prescribed the punishment for sending 'offensive' messages through......

Satyameva (Kadapi) Jayate. Truth Triumphs, Sometimes

'Many who haven't even seen the documentary are claiming that it defames and damages the image of India, makes it sound unsafe, and gives the rapist a forum.' 'This couldn't be further from the......

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......

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 film one has to live through, not just watch'

'Vishal Bhardwaj, Haider will ensure you a permanent place in the galaxy of filmmakers like Guru Dutt and Satyajit Ray.' Sudarshana Dwivedi salutes the director.I have studied and taught......

'It was deeply embarrassing to watch Sholay'

'Satyajit Ray was somewhat tolerable; you didn't have to hang your head in shame.' 'Sholay is a series of stereotypes and borrowed ideas... And we are still singing praises of that film.' 'What......

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......

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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Lesser known facts

01 Shashi Kapoor was a very popular actor of his time and has acted in several hit films like Kabhie Kabhie and Jab Jab Phool Khile , which were... ...

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Filming Social Issues

Spending childhood in libraries and learning about the social issues people are facing, through books and through word of mouth, is what has... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/hyderabad/Filming-Social-Issues/2015/03/26/article2730020.ece
Post Ray's film, Swatilekha-Soumitra feature in modern tale

Satyajit Ray's 'Ghare Baire' actor Swatilekha Sengupta considers herself fortunate to turn up opposite thespian Soumitra Chatterjee in Bela Seshe,... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/post-ray-s-film-swatilekha-soumitra-feature-in-modern-tale-115032501246_1.html
Six cases that sparked debate

Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi was charged with sedition for displaying cartoons mocking Parliament and corruption in September 2012. Photo: Hindustan... ...

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Farooque Shaikh was terrified of doctors, says Tinnu Anand

Actor-director Tinnu Anand cannot help using superlatives to describe his "wonderful, wonderful" friend Farooque Shaikh. Each time he savours his... ...

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