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On The Eve Of Another Silent Anniversary

Overwhelmed by grief when my father passed away in January 1966
I did not know how to combat that empty feeling. I was just 23 years old and I had had so much to talk,...

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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Comedy, for some odd reason, has not been a favourite genre for Indian film makers. There is a marked preference for sentimental romances, love stories, family melodrama, g...

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MOTHERHOOD RETOLD

“I remember it being a curiously bewildering phase. A period when I was beginning to feel excluded from the mainstream activities of my family…but it took me a...

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The Children’s Day Special

“The boy asked, Where did I come from ma? Did you pick me up somewhere? Mother replied, tearfully laughing, And hugging the child to her bosom- You are the desi...

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Retroscope - Meena Kumari

I walked carefully through the film set, encountering black coils of electrical wires, plug points, tripods, pedestal lights, noisy fans at every step of the way that made ...

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The Darkest Hour

“Police records in India reveal that a woman is raped every 34 minutes, molested every 26 minutes, kidnapped every 43 minutes and killed every 93 minutes”
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Retroscope - A Veritable Carnival

The 19th edition of CFSI’s festival turned out to be a veritable carnival, a feast of colourful sights and sounds.
Had I not gone, I would have missed the robust...

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MANNA DEY

It was in late 1996 that I started the Bimal Roy Memorial with a view to honour my father, whose films continued to thrill audiences, and still do. Very few individuals fro...

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