Rabindranath Tagore

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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MakeMyTrip: Where is Netaji in Your Story of India’s Journey towards Independence?

Posted on: 16th Aug, 2015

Is Netaji the forgotten hero in India’s journey towards freedom? This controversial question knocked me this 69th Independence Day of India when I came across a few blog posts, videos and articles including MakeMyTrip’s visual tribute to the freedom of India. It is nice to see MakeMyTrip’s creative way of telling the story of India’s […]

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Movies to be Screened at Hyderabad Bengali Film Festival 2015

Posted on: 30th May, 2015

The breathless waiting to know which Bengali movies will be screened at Hyderabad Bengali Film Festival 2015 is over as the group, Bengalis in Hyderabad, has unveiled the final list. HBFF was initiated in 2014, with the purpose of connecting the Bengalis in Hyderabad with Bengali Cinema and introducing the culture of Bengal to other […]

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Interview of Kaberi Chatterjee, author of Neil Must Die

Posted on: 16th Mar, 2014

Of the few debut authors in Indian English Literature, Kaberi Chatterjee is a versatile personality. She is an entrepreneur, author and editor. The owner of FinalDraft Editing & Publishing Services, she debuted as an author with Neil Must Die, the story of a loser with simple hopes and simple dreams. She has had a dynamic, […]

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Tollywood is all set to make adventure movies

Posted on: 21st Nov, 2012

Tollywood the Bengali film industry has come a long way, holding the hands of modern-age bold directors – Rituparno Ghosh, Srijit Mukherjee and Agnidev Chatterjee, to feature sex, bloodshed and bedroom affairs uninhibitedly on the silver screen. Following Rituparno’s Chitrangada the Crowning Wish, a bold statement on gay relationship; Agnidev’s Charulata 2011, a bolder adaptation […]

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My connect with Bengal | story of cultural and emotional bonding

Posted on: 17th Oct, 2012

My connect with Bengal is a story of cultural and emotional bonding. Though my ancestral root lies in the soil of Rajasthan (since I am a Marwari), I was born and cradled in the lap of Bengal. I have never been out of Bengal during Durga Puja except this year. I am going to Rajasthan […]

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Interview with Sujata Parashar, social activist, poet, novelist and thinker

Posted on: 9th Oct, 2012

Sujata Parashar is a versatile personality. She is a social activist, poet, novelist and thinker at the same time. The winner of the National Short Story Writing Contest 2011, Sujata joined the group of contemporary Indian English writers with the launch of debut book “In Pursuit of Infidelity” in 2009. Her latest title “Poetry Out […]

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Movie review | Rituparno’s Chitrangada The Crowning Wish

Posted on: 1st Sep, 2012

Rituparno Ghosh’s Chitrangada The Crowning Wish is a bold statement on one’s wish, one’s right and one’s freedom to be what one likes to be (in gender). After focusing on the suppression of woman sexuality by the orthodox society, revealing the sexual exploitation of women in the patriarchal society, and highlighting the society’s biased treatment […]

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Why I enjoy reading Punishment a short story by Rabindranath Tagore

Posted on: 18th Jun, 2012

I enjoy reading the short story “Punishment” to my heart’s content. The story is engaging from the very beginning till the end. It has a smooth narrative drive sweeping the reader from cover to cover. This story from Rabindranath Tagore’s literary treasure appealed to me for multiple reasons. Though “Punishment” is a short story, its […]

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Konkona and Rahul in the leading cast of Suman Mukhopadhyay’s Shesher Kabita

Posted on: 13th Jun, 2012

Konkona Sen Sharma and Rahul Bose who are among the top ten actresses and actors on my list of favorite stars across Bollywood and Tollywood have been roped in for the celluloid adaptation of Shesher Kabita, an ambitious project by the National Award winning director Suman Mukhopadhyay. Shesher Kabita, an evergreen Rabindranath Tagore classic, is […]

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