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Satyajit Ray Apu trilogy Movies 

Satyajit Ray: A love letter to Art

“Not to have seen the cinema of Ray means existing in the world without seeing the sun or the moon” – Akira Kurosawa Art as a form and subject is an integration of impulses and consciousness. The main desire is to embark a conversation with the emotions of the viewer. In 1948, an unknown young man criticising Indian cinema and filmmakers for not grasping the new media, and fulfilling the purpose of the subject, wrote in a newspaper- “The raw material of cinema is life itself”. Few years down the…

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Attack on Srijato Culture Politics Society 

Attack on Srijato : Another episode of the rising intolerance

As the world celebrated International Poetry Day, another poet’s freedom of expression was put under question here in Bengal, the land which has always been known for its progressive ideas in art and literature. The attack on Srijato Bandopadhyay came from Hindu fanatics, due to his poem ‘Abhishaap’(curse) which he published two days back on Facebook as a protest against Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s comment where he asked Hindus to rape dead Muslim women. An FIR was launched against him at the Siliguri cyber crime station for ‘spreading…

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feluda Culture Literature 

A Tribute to our favourite sleuth at 50 : Feluda

Exactly fifty years ago, the maestro Satyajit Ray created Pradosh C. Mitter aka Feluda. The six-foot, dapper detective who possessed the most brilliant of minds, made his ever-lasting appearance fifty years ago and has lived with us ever since. His profound interest in trivia, unconventional ways of solving the mystery and of course, dry wit left us all mesmerized. In the last 50 years, we have seen Pradosh C.Mitter in books, graphic novel adaptations, radio plays, theatres, televisions and not to forget, in blockbuster films wherein the great actors such…

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