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Bengali Cinema

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

Dec 21, 2021 Prateek Sur

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 Da to life in ‘Bob Biswas’.

Why Will I Be Bothered?: Saswata Chatterjee On Abhishek Bachchan's Replacement In 'Bob Biswas'

Dec 18, 2021

Actor Saswata Chatterjee opens up on actor Abhishek Bachchan's replacing him as Bob Biswas in the film titled 'Bob Biswas'.

A Ray In Your Home

An artist and a filmmaker celebrate Satyajit Ray’s birth centenary in a quiet way and three stalwarts make a very watchable song to mark Hanuman Jayanti

Veteran Bengali Actor Manu Mukherjee Dies At 90

Dec 06, 2020 PTI

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted mourning his demise.

Leaders Unhappy With Congress’ Functioning Free To Leave: Adhir Ranjan On Sibal’s Remark

West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury says the state government should take an initiative to build an archive of Soumitra Chatterjee's life and work.

16 November, 2020

A Staunch Leftist, Soumitra Chatterjee Spoke About Socio- Political Issues Through His Roles


Director Satyajit Ray chose Chatterjee to act in his political films such as 'Hirak Rajar Deshe' (1980), 'Ghare Baire' (1984) and 'Ganashatru' (1989) to bring various socio-political issues to the fore.

15 November, 2020

'End Of An Era': How India Is Mourning Iconic Actor Soumitra Chatterjee's Demise

Outlook Web Bureau

Actors, politicians, writers, and fans took to social media to salute the actor's life and craft.

15 November, 2020

Goodbye, Soumitra Da

Anjana Basu

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

15 November, 2020

Soumitra Chatterjee, Satyajit Ray’s Favourite Hero, No More

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

The actor who represented the ‘urban, intellectual Bengali’ has been one of the biggest stars of India’s parallel cinema

14 November, 2020

Soumitra Chatterjee's Condition Remains Grave, Put On Life Support


Family informed, hoping for a miracle, say doctors

10 October, 2020

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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


04 October, 2020

Fifty Years Of Satyajit Ray's Aranyer Din Ratri

Arijit Ghosh

Aranyer Din Ratriis a nuanced, multi- layered 'human document' as indeed all his films are, beginning with his very first film ‘Pather Panchali,’ which won the ‘most moving human document’ award at Cannes in 1956.

03 September, 2020

Revisiting Ray’s Films In The Current Socio-Economic Context Of India

By Annesha Mukherjee and Satyaki Dasgupta

The despair shown fifty years back is felt across the country today, where we see systematic witch-hunt of poets, writers, students, professors, activists and trade unionists.

11 January, 2020

Rishi Kapoor And Neetu Kapoor To Reunite On Screen For The Remake Of This Bengali Film

Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor were last seen in Ranbir Kapoor starrer Besharam. Now, we hear they will come together on screen, seven years later, again

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz