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'TMC intolerance no match for BJP vindictiveness'
'The BJP's modus operandi is not just to be intolerant of dissent, it is to create mistrust and doubt between communities and the electoral process itself.'Payal Singh Mohanka reports. IMAGE:......
Prashant Kanojia and 9 cases that should worry you
One would not think that a Facebook status or a tweet could land you in jail, at least not in the world's largest democracy.However, the reality is a lot more brutal in India, which has a shameful......
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......
Youth arrested for making anti-Mamata remark on Facebook
A youth was arrested in Malda district of West Bengal on the charge of making a derogatory remark against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Facebook. The police said that Bapi Pal, 25, of......
'The end is in sight, the TMC is fast losing its credibility'
'There is no discipline here -- only autocracy. The state is not governed by any democratic ideology. Democracy has ceased to exist here.' Jadavpur University Professor Ambikesh Mahapatra, inset......
10 Satyajit Ray Films You Must Watch
Satyajit Ray would have been a hundred years old on May 2, 2021.To mark the legendary film-maker's birth centenary, Rediff.com brings you a treasure trove of features from our archives. Satyajit......
What Soumitra Chatterjee taught me
Yuvraj Mehta remembers the time he, a first year college student, called on Soumitra Chatterjee at the legendary actor's home. IMAGE: Soumitra Chatterjee in Shaka Proshaka. Growing up in Kolkata......
Acting legend Soumitra Chatterjee passes away
In a career spanning six decades, the Dada Saheb Phalke awardee has acted in more than 300 films. Photograph: PTI Photo Soumitra Chatterjee, the actor who helped take Indian cinema across the......
Discovering the charming Soumitra Chatterjee
Soumitra Chatterjee -- one of the finest Indian actors of our time -- meant so much to Aseem Chhabra. IMAGE: Soumita Chatterjee and Sharmila Tagore in Satyajit Ray's Apur Sansar. He had a thick......
'I never like watching my films'
'I don't look forward to seeing my films because this only sort of gives me a deep sense of dissatisfaction that I could have done better, and I lose my self-confidence.' IMAGE: Satyajit Ray in......
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