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Journey Of An Accidental Translator: Two Decades Of ‘Bengalification’ And A Long Engagement With Bangla Language

Journey Of An Accidental Translator: Two Decades Of ‘Bengalification’ And A Long Engagement With Bangla Language

'Like some people are driven to write, some people are driven to translate out of an urge to share something of literary value,' says V Ramaswamy who began translating accidentally in 2005.

10 June 2022
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...

Timeless Tagore: India’s most Prominent Global Brand Ambassador

Timeless Tagore: India’s most Prominent Global Brand Ambassador

The country celebrated the 161st birth anniversary of 'Kabiguru' Rabindranath Tagore, Indian icon and the first non-European Nobel laureate on May 7. His...

14 May 2022

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...

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01 May 2022
The Otherness of Belonging

The Otherness of Belonging

The lips submit to the address of the other, Letting the kite chasers and night growers belong, Ghare-Baire.


30 April 2022
You win win but 'we' are lost

You win win but 'we' are lost

As advocates of regional languages gear up to face the threat of a Hindi deluge, they are also waking up to the existential threat of internal decay. We look...


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...


29 May 2022
Hindi Chauvinism Hangs Like An Imperialist Spectre Over Rest Of India

Hindi Chauvinism Hangs Like An Imperialist Spectre Over Rest Of India

With Hindi being pushed by the Centre as Rashtra Bhasha, the spectre of language imperialism haunts the Indian Union


29 May 2022
The Bengali Language Tale: From Dominant To Persecuted

The Bengali Language Tale: From Dominant To Persecuted

In India’s East and Northeast, the fear of losing linguistic identity has often led to prolonged agitations and violence among communities which share many...


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12 March 2022
Short Story: Music To Their Years

Short Story: Music To Their Years

The melodious whirlwind romance of a couple, who fell in love over strains of Rabindrasangeet, got married and lived happily ever after.


28 February 2022
Awaara Maseeha: Who Is Bollywood’s Favourite Writer?

Awaara Maseeha: Who Is Bollywood’s Favourite Writer?

Part 19 of 'Sands of Time' looks at the growing up of Bengali writer Sarat Chandra and his art, which was deeply influenced by the work of Victorian-era...


08 February 2022
The Bengali Baul Band That Enthralled Psychedelic Audiences Of ‘60s US

The Bengali Baul Band That Enthralled Psychedelic Audiences Of ‘60s US

The group of five bauls had three records released in the US, from Elektra, Buddah and Nonesuch Records between 1967 and 1971.


17 January 2022
Bucolic Bengal: Poems On Rural Life 

Bucolic Bengal: Poems On Rural Life 

These poems are based on the rural life of West Bengal. It’s a collaborative work, featuring images by award-winning photographer Plabon Das.


21 December 2021
Paran Bandhopadhyay: Bengali Cinema Today Isn’t Paying Attention To Our Own Culturally-Rich Content

Paran Bandhopadhyay: Bengali Cinema Today Isn’t Paying Attention To Our Own Culturally-Rich Content

Bengali actor Paran Bandhopadhyay has suddenly become a nationwide name thanks to ‘Bob Biswas’. He speaks up about Bengali cinema and how he brought Kali...


26 November 2021
Raijor Dal and Assam Jatiya Parishad Oppose Government Decision To Abolish Language Paper In Civil Services Exam

Raijor Dal and Assam Jatiya Parishad Oppose Government Decision To Abolish Language Paper In Civil Services Exam

Addressing a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said recognised languages would include Bodo or Bengali or any...


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07 October 2021
Mamata Banerjee Takes Oath In Bengali As MLA

Mamata Banerjee Takes Oath In Bengali As MLA

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee along with her two TMC MLAs were administered oath by the state’s Governor.


08 December 2020
BJP Worker Killed By Shotgun Firing In West Bengal, CBI To Handle Probe: Police

BJP Worker Killed By Shotgun Firing In West Bengal, CBI To Handle Probe: Police

BJP alleged that the police fired a shotgun during the clash on Monday afternoon, which led to the death of BJP party worker


03 December 2020
Chittaranjan Park: Delhi’s Mini Bengal Turns Salt-And-Pepper 50

Chittaranjan Park: Delhi’s Mini Bengal Turns Salt-And-Pepper 50

Chittaranjan Park is now more cosmopolitan and pan-Indian in nature but it has eroded a greater part of the original Bengali ethos with which the place was...


02 December 2020
'Bigger Role Of Outsiders Than Bengalis In Developing Bengal': Dilip Ghosh

'Bigger Role Of Outsiders Than Bengalis In Developing Bengal': Dilip Ghosh

TMC accused Ghosh of playing 'divisive' politics without even knowing anything about the state's history and culture.


21 November 2020
Editor’s Guild A Cozy Club, Don’t Want To Be Part Of Toothless Body: Patricia Mukhim

Editor’s Guild A Cozy Club, Don’t Want To Be Part Of Toothless Body: Patricia Mukhim

Editor of Shillong Times, Patricia Mukhim, speaks to Outlook about criminal charges against her.


15 November 2020
Goodbye, Soumitra Da

Goodbye, Soumitra Da

Soumitra Chatterjee leaves behind a legacy and a presence that will be almost impossible to replace


10 October 2020
Veteran Bengali Actor Soumitra Chatterjee Shifts To Intensive Care After Health Deteriorates

Veteran Bengali Actor Soumitra Chatterjee Shifts To Intensive Care After Health Deteriorates

Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee tested positive for COVID-19 on october 6 and was shifted to the hospital in Kolkata for immediate treatment.


09 October 2020
IPL 2020: Bengali Commentary Of Indian Premier League Matches From October 10

IPL 2020: Bengali Commentary Of Indian Premier League Matches From October 10

Bengali commentary of Indian Premier League will be available on Disney + Hotstar for all games from October 10


14 July 2019
'Miya' Poet Expresses Regret If His Writing Hurt Assamese Sentiments

'Miya' Poet Expresses Regret If His Writing Hurt Assamese Sentiments

Senior journalist Pranabjit Doloi filed a complaint last Thursday against 10 poets of the genre, accusing them of labelling Assamese as xenophobic in their...


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