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Instances of ‘What Bengal Thinks Today India Thinks Tomorrow’

Posted on: 19th Oct, 2015

“What Bengal thinks today India thinks tomorrow”, a debated saying, came to my mind when I stumbled upon a few Facebook posts about India’s first transgender Durga idol worship in Kolkata. Though many non-Bengalis sniff at the saying on grounds of the lack of commercial development in Bengal, the saying has been true about the […]

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Not Court, Nirbashito Should Have Been India’s Entry to Oscars 2016

Posted on: 11th Oct, 2015

I was sanguine about the selection of Churni Ganguly’s Nirbashito (Banished) as India’s entry to the Oscars 2016 in the Best Foreign Language Film category. But all my hopes beat the dust when India’s Oscar Jury picked Chaitanya Tamhane’s directorial debut, Court, for the Academy Awards 2016 and the chairman Amol Palekar of Paheli fame […]

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Interview: Akshat Agarwal, Author of “Indian Innovators”, Stories of Innovation in India

Posted on: 1st Oct, 2015

Light needs a medium to be seen. Sound needs a medium to be heard. Thoughts need a medium to be expressed. Likewise some stories of innovation, excellence, perseverance and determination need a medium to get read by hundreds of thousands. The book “Indian Innovators” by Akshat Agarwal has brought to light some stories of inspiration […]

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Bajrangi vs PK vs Indian Godmen

Posted on: 15th Aug, 2015

Both Amir Khan’s PK and Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijan advocate Humanity as religion of all religions. If PK is critical of religious extremism, Bajrangi Bhaijaan is vocal about the superiority of love as the ultimate value of humanity over religious narrowness. Being ambassadors of Humanity, both movies stand on the same ground. Then, what and […]

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Things to know about Sundar Pichai Google New CEO

Posted on: 11th Aug, 2015

Two talents of India origin are today the faces of two tech giants: Microsoft and Google. Sundar Pichai, who was Satya Nadella’s competitor for the hot seat of Microsoft CEO in 2014, is named CEO of Google now. What Larry Page predicted about Pichai’s upcoming larger role in Google became a reality today. India-born Sundar […]

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India: Maggi Controversy vs Midday meal poisoning

Posted on: 9th Aug, 2015

Death of children due to midday meal poisoning in rural backwaters of India has been reported several times, while no case of death has yet been reported in connection with immoderate quantity of lead in Maggi in the country. But, the Government is more concerned about the seemingly possible health hazards of lead content in […]

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Interview of Author Kiriti Sengupta

Posted on: 8th Jun, 2015

“If there is a will, there is a way.” The maxim is true about Kiriti Sengupta, who is an established dentist on one hand and a bestselling author on the other. He has an equal grip on both Bengali and English. A linguistically sensitive person, Kiriti Sengupta is a bilingual poet and translator. The author […]

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Interview of Shweta Brijpuria, author of Dark White

Posted on: 2nd Mar, 2015

Life is all about uncertainty. No course of life can be predicted. The most impossible may happen at any time. Even the things to achieve easily can go beyond reach. Where does a fight with the stars, inner fears and fate lead to? Shweta Brijpuria’s Dark White is all about that. An honors graduate in […]

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Interview of Designers Anjallee & Arjun Kapoor

Posted on: 11th Feb, 2015

The internationally renowned designer duo Anjallee and Arjun Kapoor earned a standing ovation for their exclusive line of Indian bridal couture at Indian Beach Fashion Week 2015 in Goa. Their signature ensembles are believed to accentuate not only the beauty of Indian brides but also their confidence and personality. Anjallee and Arjun Kapoor have made […]

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Interview of Amrita Chowdhury author of Breach & Faking It

Posted on: 9th Feb, 2015

Amrita Chowdhury is a known name in Indian English Literature. The author of Faking It, an art crime thriller, is on cloud nine over her latest novel BREACH. Her stories are an interface between fiction and nonfiction, revealing the secret slices of life, which we fall prey to due to our lack of awareness. Breach […]

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