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Charming, pure, ‘Barfi!’ a modern masterpiece (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ****)


September 14th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Barfi"; Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ileana d'Cruz; Director: Anurag Basu; Rating: ****Silences seldom spoke so eloquently. It's been a while since we saw a film that set style ... Read more...

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Website to celebrate 100 years of Indian Cinema


July 12th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, July 12 (IANS) The National Film Archive of India, a unit of the union information and broadcasting ministry, will Friday launch a website to celebrate 100 years of Indian ... Read more...

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Legendary Bengal famine photographer dies at 96 (With Image)


June 23rd, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Legendary progressive photographer Sunil Janah, who documented the Bengal famine of the 1940s with his black-and-white camera and shot to instant fame, has died in ... Read more...

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Cartoon row: Bengal rights panel summons Kolkata police chief


June 19th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) In a fresh twist to the two-month-old cartoon controversy, the West Bengal Human Rights Commission has summoned the city police commissioner in connection with the ... Read more...

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Women-centric films reflect changing society: Vidya


May 30th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) Bollywood star Vidya Balan Wednesday said women-centric films reflected the fact that women were taking centre-stage in various walks of life."I think women are taking ... Read more...

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We promote wrong films, filmmakers in India: Tannishtha


May 27th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Tannishtha Chatterjee feels Indian films still have a long way to go when it comes to getting recognition in the international arena. The actress, known for ... Read more...

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Would love to continue for audiences’s sake: Soumitra Chatterjee


May 18th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) Terming the love and blessings of the audience as the biggest award, 77-year-old Dadasahab Phalke recipient Soumitra Chatterjee Thursday said he would love to remain in ... Read more...

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Two-day film fest on girl child opens in Kolkata


May 15th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Emphasising the need for awareness about the rights of a girl child, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) chairperson Shantha Sinha Tuesday said it ... Read more...

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Why would I have gone to Mumbai? asks Soumitra Chatterjee (Interview)


May 12th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) The actor and the director, the man and his muse, Soumitra Chatterjee and Satyajit Ray. A symbiotic relationship, which gave expression to one of greatest eras ... Read more...

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Soon, a film on Satyajit Ray’s character Shonku


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Late filmmaker Satyajit Ray's son Sandip Ray said on his father's 92nd birth anniversary Wednesday that he will make a film on Professor Shonku, a ... Read more...

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Even today Ray remains alive in me: Soumitra Chatterjee (April 23 in Satyajit Ray’s 20th death anniversary)


April 23rd, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee, who starred in 14 celluloid classics of Satyajit Ray, says working with the master filmmaker was an exciting learning process. And he ... Read more...

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Now a festival on Buddhist philosophy, aesthetics


April 18th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The capital is set to host its first ever international Buddhist film festival, aimed at promoting Buddhist philosophy and aesthetics.The festival, to be held April ... Read more...

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Toongate: Has Mamata Banerjee misused the IT Act? (Comment)


April 16th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Question: Why did Mamata Banerjee cross the road?Answer: To see if the chicken were making fun of her!In mid-April, the chief minister of West Bengal went viral with a vengeance. ... Read more...

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Under Didi, Bengal gets a controversy a day (West Bengal Newsletter)


April 15th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) An issue a day keeps boredom at bay - this could well be the guiding principle of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee these days. ... Read more...

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Four ‘Trinamool workers’ held for thrashing professor (Lead)


April 14th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) Four people were arrested Saturday for assaulting Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra, who allegedly circulated "defamatory" cartoons of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and ... Read more...

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Four Trinamool workers arrested after professor’s complaint


April 14th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) Four people were arrested Saturday following a counter police complaint by a Jadavpore University professor, who was earlier arrested for allegedly circulating allegedly defamatory cartoons ... Read more...

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Jadavpore professor arrested for Mamata cartoons, granted bail (Roundup)


April 14th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) A Jadavpore University professor was arrested for allegedly circulating defamatory cartoons of some Trinamool Congress leaders including West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, attracting widespread ... Read more...

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Jadavpore professor arrested for Mamata cartoons, granted bail (Second Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) A Jadavpore University professor was arrested early Friday for allegedly circulating defamatory cartoons of some Trinamool Congress leaders including West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, ... Read more...

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Professor, neighbour arrested for Mamata cartoon (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) No laughing matter, this. A Jadavpore University professor was arrested here early Friday for allegedly circulating defamatory cartoons of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ... Read more...

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Professor arrested for circulating Mamata cartoon


April 13th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) A Jadavpore University professor was arrested early Friday for allegedly circulating defamatory cartoons of some Trinamool Congress leaders, including West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, ... Read more...

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Satyajit Ray was a ruthless director, says son Sandip (Interview)


April 1st, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) Two decades after the legendary Satyajit Ray's death, his son says the skill of being a "ruthless director" that he has inherited from his father is ... Read more...

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Congrats Soumitra da, says Big B (Movie Snippets)


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has sent out a congratulatory note to actor Soumitra Chatterjee, who has been selected for India's highest film honour - the Dadasaheb ... Read more...

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Presidency to hold election


March 5th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) Two years after being upgraded from a college, the Presidency University will hold student elections for the first time in September, it was announced here ... Read more...

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Tagore, spirituality and Islam on bookshelf (IANS Books This Week)


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The book shelf this week is loaded with exciting titles that tease the brain and broaden the horizons with words on Tagore, Islam and the ... Read more...

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‘Cinema, literature on a par, building new synergy’


February 26th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Cinema adaptations of novels is a challenge and helps forge new synergy between the screen and literature, speakers at a forum at the World Book ... Read more...

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New directors, new ideas power Bengali cinema’s resurgence


February 19th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) A potent mix of sleek production, inspiration from literary works, sex and high quality music are behind a resurgent commercial Bengali cinema, which is again giving ... Read more...

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Photographer Homai Vyarawalla dies (Roundup)


January 15th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Vadodara, Jan 15 (IANS) Homai Vyarawalla, one of India's first professional women photographers, died here Sunday, days after being hospitalised due to a fall from her bed, close friends ... Read more...

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‘Spontaneity in Homai Vayarawalla’s work’


January 15th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) There was a spontaneity in photo-journalist Homai Vayarawalla's work that required courage in the times she lived in, a noted photographer said Sunday."I have been ... Read more...

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Cinema, dieting, Delhi on book shelf (IANS Books This Week) (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


January 7th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) A compilation of short stories on women, the story of a budding lawyer wrongly diagnosed with cancer, the confessions of a serial dieter, an anthology ... Read more...

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Book fair to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema


January 7th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) India's big screen will meet the fine print at the capital's 20th World Book Fair, the biggest carnival of books in the Afro-Asian region, when ... Read more...

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Weight loss, cinema, Delhi on book shelf (IANS Books This Week)


January 7th, 2012 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) A compilation of short stories on women, the tale of a budding lawyer wrongly diagnosed with cancer, the confessions of a serial killer, an anthology ... Read more...

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Presidency University tagged innovation hub


November 29th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 29 (IANS) The city's prestigious Presidency University has been declared the first Cluster Innovation Centre in eastern India by the central government, an official said here Tuesday."Presidency ... Read more...

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For Kolkata of past, watch films: Aparna Sen


November 15th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) National Award winning director Aparna Sen says filmmakers wanting to portray the Kolkata of the past have a ready reckoner in the films of the 1960s ... Read more...

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Mamata uses film fest to connect with masses (West Bengal Newsletter)


November 12th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 12 (IANS) With Bollywood's 'Badshah' Shahrukh Khan and 'Kashmir Ki Kali' Sharmila Tagore by her side, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has taken the hitherto elite ... Read more...

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Film Mart launched at Kolkata fest to lure bigger market


November 11th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 11 (IANS) A Film Mart was inaugurated Friday at the 17th Kolkata Film Festival in an endeavour to create a platform for the Bengali film industry to showcase ... Read more...

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