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Sex And The City: Down Jasmine-scented Alleys Of Memory

Sex And The City: Down Jasmine-scented Alleys Of Memory

A short film that chronicles Calcutta’s rapid transformation into a megalopolis after colonisation, through the unique lens of sex work

24 June 2022
Remembering KK – A Lookback At His Musical Journey

Remembering KK – A Lookback At His Musical Journey

Singer Krishnakumar Kunnath who was fondly referred to by everyone as KK died in Kolkata late last night (May 31). He was just 53.

01 June 2022

Singer KK Dies At 53 While Performing In Kolkata

Popular singer KK died at the age of 53 in Kolkata. He died while performing at a concert on Nazrul Manch, Kolkata on May 31.

Bengali Audiences Return To Theatres As 'Aparajito', 'Belashuru' Register Record Collection

Bengali Audiences Return To Theatres As 'Aparajito', 'Belashuru' Register Record Collection

Bengali cinema is once again rising up to have filled theatres with a few recent releases doing well in the region. Filmmaker Anik Dutta's 'Aparajito' and late...

26 May 2022

Swastika Mukherjee: People Weren't Convinced I Could Play Negative Roles

Popular Bengali actress Swastika Mukherjee is slowly becoming a big name in the Hindi OTT space. The actress, who has come up with ‘Escaype Live’, speaks...

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22 May 2022
Film On Satyajit Ray Finds No Show In West Bengal Government-Run Theatre For 2nd Week

Film On Satyajit Ray Finds No Show In West Bengal Government-Run Theatre For 2nd Week

Filmmaker Anik Dutta's film ‘Aparajito’ is a tribute to the Oscar-winning filmmaker Satyajit Ray, but it had not found any slot in the West Bengal...


14 May 2022
Anik Dutta's Film ‘Aparajito’ On Satyajit Ray Finds No Show In Two West Bengal Government-Run Theatres

Anik Dutta's Film ‘Aparajito’ On Satyajit Ray Finds No Show In Two West Bengal Government-Run Theatres

'Aparajito’, which recently received acclaim at a Mumbai film festival, traces filmmaker Satyajit Ray's journey during the making of his cult classic film...


05 May 2022
Thinking Of Him: Film On Rabindranath Tagore's Relationship With Victoria Ocampo To Release On May 6

Thinking Of Him: Film On Rabindranath Tagore's Relationship With Victoria Ocampo To Release On May 6

There have been numerous aspects of Nobel Laurette Rabindranath Tagore’s life discussed in literature and cinema. Finally, here is a movie about his...


04 May 2022
National Film Award-Winning Director Amartya Bhattacharyya Making A Film On Odisha’s Cyclone Fani

National Film Award-Winning Director Amartya Bhattacharyya Making A Film On Odisha’s Cyclone Fani

Filmmaker Amartya Bhattacharyya, who won a National Film Award in 2016 for his fantasy documentary 'Benaras -- The Unexplored Attachments' is ready with...


30 April 2022
Rick-Show: A Three-Wheeler Screening French Films In Kolkata

Rick-Show: A Three-Wheeler Screening French Films In Kolkata

Alliance Francaise, an organisation that aims to promote French culture around the world, as part of ‘Bonjour India’ has organised an open-air screening of...


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29 April 2022
Veteran Bengali Actress Madhabi Mukherjee Hospitalised Due To Old Age-Related Ailments

Veteran Bengali Actress Madhabi Mukherjee Hospitalised Due To Old Age-Related Ailments

National Film Award-winning veteran Bengali actress Madhabi Mukherjee has been rushed to a hospital in Kolkata over old-age related ailments. She is...


29 April 2022
Mohan Agashe: Films Should Be Able To Keep Audience Glued To Their Seats Till Credits Roll In

Mohan Agashe: Films Should Be Able To Keep Audience Glued To Their Seats Till Credits Roll In

Actor Mohan Agashe speaks up at the Kolkata International Film Festival about how every film should be able to keep the audience seated till the time the...


28 April 2022
CBFC Asks Bengali Film 'Ashare Goppo' To Mute Some Words; Sparks A Massive Controversy

CBFC Asks Bengali Film 'Ashare Goppo' To Mute Some Words; Sparks A Massive Controversy

Directed by Arindam Chakraborty, 'Ashare Goppo' stars actors Rudranil Ghosh, Abir Chatterjee and Payel Sarkar and is a comedy film which has been stuck for a...


28 April 2022
Shoojit Sircar: Satyajit Ray Brought Me Into My Senses, I Try To Adapt His Expressions

Shoojit Sircar: Satyajit Ray Brought Me Into My Senses, I Try To Adapt His Expressions

Director Shoojit Sircar delivered a lecture at the ongoing Kolkata International Film Festival about how the works of filmmaker Satyajit Ray has inspired him...


27 April 2022
Kolkata International Film Festival Curates An Exhibition To Mark Satyajit Ray's Birth Centenary

Kolkata International Film Festival Curates An Exhibition To Mark Satyajit Ray's Birth Centenary

Filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s centenary birth year is being celebrated with much fanfare at the ongoing Kolkata Film Festival. Filmmakers like Shoojit Sircar,...


12 April 2022
Calcutta HC Orders CBI Probe Into Death Of Eyewitness To Killing Of Congress Councillor

Calcutta HC Orders CBI Probe Into Death Of Eyewitness To Killing Of Congress Councillor

A single judge bench of Justice Rajasekhar Mantha ordered that the case papers in the matter be handed to the central agency, which is already probing the...


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30 December 2021
Covid-19 Restrictions Can't Be Imposed Everywhere Because It Will Hurt Economy: Mamata Banerjee

Covid-19 Restrictions Can't Be Imposed Everywhere Because It Will Hurt Economy: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that Covid-19 cases were rising in Kolkata as it's a transit point for travellers. She also said pandemic...


29 December 2021
NEWSFLASH: Bengal CM Hints At Closing Schools And Colleges In View Of Covid Threat

NEWSFLASH: Bengal CM Hints At Closing Schools And Colleges In View Of Covid Threat

CM Mamata Banerjee asked officials to take a stock of the prevailing Covid-19 situation.


15 December 2021
UNESCO Adds West Bengal's Durga Puja To 'Intangible Cultural Heritage' List

UNESCO Adds West Bengal's Durga Puja To 'Intangible Cultural Heritage' List

Durga Puja was particularly praised for its all-inclusive approach cutting across barriers of religion, gender and economic strata.


27 November 2021
How I Wrote About Questionable (Fake?) Art Without Being Dragged To Court

How I Wrote About Questionable (Fake?) Art Without Being Dragged To Court

It is precisely because of an experience that I had in 2011 while chasing the truth around another alleged piece of fake art that I learned a crucial lesson....


14 November 2021
Remembering Sukumar Ray: The Children’s Favourite Whom Grown-Ups Discover Differently

Remembering Sukumar Ray: The Children’s Favourite Whom Grown-Ups Discover Differently

The nonsensical world of Ray looks closer to an Orwelian or Kafkaesque one as one reads him as a grown-up


05 November 2021
Obituary | On Subrata Mukherjee, Mamata’s Political Guru-Turned-Follower

Obituary | On Subrata Mukherjee, Mamata’s Political Guru-Turned-Follower

A 10-time MLA, Mukherjee was the only one who served in the pre-Left Front era Congress government of 1972-77 and again in post-Left Front era TMC government...


23 October 2021
Bangladesh To See ‘Dark Kali Puja’ As Hindus All Set To Protest Communal Violence

Bangladesh To See ‘Dark Kali Puja’ As Hindus All Set To Protest Communal Violence

This year, the country’s flagship puja organising forum has decided to not observe 'deepavali' (festival of lights) during Kali Puja.


10 October 2021
Eight Judges Elevated As Chief Justices Of High Courts, Five CJs Transferred

Eight Judges Elevated As Chief Justices Of High Courts, Five CJs Transferred

The list of judges elevated as chief justices includes acting chief justice of the Calcutta High Court Justice Rajesh Bindal. The list of transferred chief...


29 September 2021
Bidding To Become ‘The Real Congress’ TMC Escalate Drive To Weaken Congress Nationally

Bidding To Become ‘The Real Congress’ TMC Escalate Drive To Weaken Congress Nationally

Along with former Goa chief minister Luizinho Faleiro, Goa Congress general secretaries Yatish Naik and Vijay Poi and Goa Congress secretaries Mario Pinto De...


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