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Religious Festivals: Sponsored or Reality Shows?

Today, as we once again step into puja mode in this year of 2022, do we feel somewhere, somehow, a change in the puja celebrations, wonders Monojit Lahiri....

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Life at the Margins: Akash Ongshoto Meghla

Joydeep Mukherjee’s intensely political directorial debut is a haunting look at life in a metropolis. Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri...

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MYTHWOMAN

Move over Amish. With the innovatively titled ‘Sati Series’, Koral Dasgupta is providing a much-welcome lens through which to look ...

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APARAJITO: A PARODY MASQUERADING AS A ‘TRIBUTE’

Pandering to the Bengalis’ juvenile fondness for wallowing in nostalgia, Anik Dutta’s film is a monument to artifice. Nothing, not ...

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To be a good artist, first be a good person.

Humra Quraishi revisits conversations with the danseuse Sitara Devi and writer Mani Sankar Mukherji and draws comparisons - th...

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“Who says only Bollywood songs are gold?!” – Gulzar

As Bollywood’s undisputed Poet Laureate moves from strength to strength, Monojit Lahiri recalls some amazing conversatio...

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The art of Gaganendranath Tagore

At the height of darkness comes the first stirrings of dawn - a renaissance in the arts, literature and social life. It is against this backdro...

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HIGH FIVE: Time for Some hoichoi

Starting out in 2017, the first regional OTT player in India, hoichoi, is now the world’s leading Bengali...

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Muslim, Christian & Hindu: Kiran Manral

Some time ago in pre-COVID times, I was in a room full of friends and when I sit back to recall, what comes to mind is that which perfectly def...

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ONLY FRENCHMEN AND BENGALI’S ARE INTELLECTUALS

“The whisper more effective than the shout

The gentle rain