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When Bangladesh remembered those who helped in the 1971 war
Rinki Roy Bhattacharya, journalist and writer, speaks of her experiences on being honoured by Bangladesh for her help during the 1971 liberation war. The news that Bangladesh was bestowing......
When Shabana Azmi last met Mrinal Sen
'The last time I met him will be one I will always cherish. It was in February this year.''I was asked to give him the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award and was warned he was frail and......
'Soumitra Chatterjee is bigger than a Ray actor'
One of India's greatest actors -- someone who acted in 14 Satyajit Ray films -- doesn't get good movie roles anymore. IMAGE: Soumitra Chatterjee and Madhabi Mukherjee in Satyajit Ray's classic......
FTII students: Government hasn't understood our problems
'The government says it is trying to improve the institute, but its latest appointments say otherwise.' FTII students tell A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com why they won't back down. IMAGE: A mannequin......
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 Magic of Mani Kaul
Noted filmmaker Mani Kaul passed away on Wednesday after a prolonged illness. Besides making New Age cinema, Kaul was also a gifted teacher at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). His......
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