Retroscope

A Fond Farewell to a Cherished friend​ - his death is a profound Personal Loss

"I was a little more than a boy when I first met Bimalda. It was at a premiere, that we first met. He was a soft-spoken gentleman and I still remember his interesting eyes. ...

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THE JITENDRA ARYA RETROSPECTIVE

“Photography begins with the marriage of two minds – the dreamers and the technicians.” Arya on photographing Nehru.  I have not the faintest idea why ...

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21 years of Commemorating Roy

The Bimal Roy Memorial Committee and Film Society, founded in honour of Bimal Roy, the 'Silent Master' of the Golden Age of Indian Cinema turns 21 years old this year. The co...

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On The Eve Of Another Silent Anniversary

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

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FREEDOM My Story By Arunaraje Patil

Arunaraje Patil’s newly released memoir is justly titled FREEDOM. It matches the title of her best known directorial work – RIHAEE- or liberation. The film, she be...

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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, grim...

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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 fo...

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Renaming Places And Roads!!!

The practice of renaming is often a political gimmick. Or it may be some individual politician’s fetish to grab mileage. The familiar ritual has existed for years. ...

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Udayer Pathe - A Star Is Born

With Udayer Pathe, a new star was born – the name was BIMAL ROY. As cinematographer, that star quality was evident after he shot P.C .Barua’s MUKTI. Deservedly, Ba...

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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 desire of my ...

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Elevate 2K19: Over 20 speakers took stage to explore different varieties of Storytelling

Asian Centre for Entertainment Education and its flagship program The Third Eye launched...

June 18 2019

RIP Journalism

‘The vast wasteland of TV is not interested in producing a better mousetrap but in pro...

June 18 2019

Never Give Up

Like all his books, Harlan Coben’s latest Run Away has hit the bestseller lists. T...

June 14 2019