Retroscope

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 from m...

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Curtain Raiser

“Everything is a celebration in the garden of childhood” - Pablo Neruda A question which frequently haunted me raises its head as I write the curtain raiser on th...

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Meena Kumari - A Legend

Meena Kumari’s rags to riches saga has a poignant edge to it. Dubbedthe greatest tragedienne of the Indian screen, her doomed personal life flashing with deep tragedy ma...

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Durga Puja Special

For many years now I have enjoyed Puja in Bombay, the city of our adoption like thousands of probasi Bengalis. The Bengali community was once close, everyone knew everyone. It...

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The Portrayal Of Violence Against Women In Indian Cinema

It has become something of a cliché to claim that the 1950s was the golden age of Indian cinema, and that during the 1950s, we had more women-centric films than at othe...

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A Personal Tribute To Smita

That was sometime way back in the seventies. I still remember the two young women in our Tashkent film delegation who were fashionably late for meals, meetings; who giggled a ...

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Suchitra Sen - Revisiting Icons

Standing at the far end of the room she resembled a house wife in a simple cotton saree. A few gold bangles twinkled musically round her wrist. That plump figure was out of sy...

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Soundscaping with Bishwadeep Chatterjee

Vinta Nanda says, this is one of the most interesting interviews she’s done for Th...

August 5 2020

Media & Entertainment: Tomorrow is another day

Amit Khanna explains why COVID-19 is undeniably accelerating change in the way we live l...

August 4 2020

Vyjayantimala: At the confluence of politics, gender and art

Humra  Quraishi recalls a meeting with Vyjayantimala Bali and shares excerpts from ...

August 4 2020