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Mapping Bengal’s cinema history

Sunday, 23 Feb 2014 | Sharmistha Gooptu | in Agenda

With master filmmakers like Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak and Mrinal Sen, Bengali cinema has had its own presence, producing some of the country’s best films. Has it become a thing of the past? Or, can the new generation of Bengali filmmakers strike back? As Indian cinema celebrated its 100 years, attention,...

The Marathi renaissance

Sunday, 23 Feb 2014 | Deepa Deosthalee | in Agenda

Marathi film history is now reviving its legacy that was dislocated towards the latter stages of the last century Last year cinematographer-director Sanjay Jadhav’s Duniyadari was released three weeks before Shah Rukh Khan’s Chennai Express. Made on a modest budget of `2.5 crore as opposed to Chennai Express’s reported one of...

When the messenger becomes the message

Sunday, 23 Feb 2014 | M Madhava Prasad | in Agenda

There was a time in Tamil cinema when the filmmaking process was controlled by writers and the narrative was marked by a plurality of themes, plots and ideas. With the emergence of MG Ramachandran, better known as MGR, the entire argument was woven around the protagonist. The actor became the...

Being human, selling gently

Sunday, 16 Feb 2014 | Rinku Ghosh | in Agenda

Indian adverstising is distancing itself from Western emulation and presenting ideas that are sentimentally native and pushing boundaries. Rinku Ghosh scrutinises this evolving trend Awww. Somebody recorded a baby’s first walk; cautious, hesitant but willing to run. Another eager mother filmed hers cooing, drooling and rocking unsteady to the rhythm of...

Church in the foothills

Sunday, 16 Feb 2014 | Mukesh Rawat | in Agenda

Nainital’s St John’s Church, which has the potential to fascinate tourists, is struggling with its lost legacy, says Mukesh Rawat Vacations and Nainital have an inseparable bond. Ever since its unorthodox and rather romantic chance discovery in 1841 by a sugar merchant from Saharanpur, this cup-shaped hill town has perpetually fascinated...

Royal watching in Udaipur

Sunday, 16 Feb 2014 | Gustasp and Jeroo Irani | in Agenda

A city so picturesque and steeped in fables, it intrigues even the most modern-day travellers with its ever-growing charm, patronised by the regal heirs, say Gustasp and Jeroo Irani There is no getting away from the royals and their valorous past in the fabled Rajput city of Udaipur. In its City...

Art of letting go

Sunday, 16 Feb 2014 | Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | in Agenda

Detachment, in most cases, is the way forward. So leave your worries behind and smile at what lies ahead, advises Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Life is a continuous process of teaching you to “let go”. You are stuck in a traffic jam and your car is behind 50 other cars. There...

Lead the change

Sunday, 16 Feb 2014 | Brahmakumar Nikunj ji | in Agenda

Spiritual values can help us overcome consumerist pleasures and keep pace with rapid change Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. — George Bernard Shaw Whether we like...

Essence of Vedanta philosophy

Sunday, 16 Feb 2014 | Swami Vivekananda | in Agenda

Swami Vivekananda explains the dualism and non-dualism as prevalent in the Vedanta philosophy of Hinduism The Vedanta philosophy comprises all the various sects that now exist in India. Thus there have been various interpretations, and to my mind they have been progressive, beginning with the dualistic or Dvaita and ending with...

Briefly Speaking

Sunday, 16 Feb 2014 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Vitamin C boosts chemotherapy A new study suggests giving some cancer patients high doses of vitamin C intravenously — as opposed to orally — alongside conventional chemotherapy, may help kill cancer cells and also reduce some of its toxic side effects. Reporting their findings in Science Translational Medicine, researchers from...


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Police recover illegal coal, seize five motorbikes

19 Feb 2018 | SURESH NIKHAR | Bokaro

A police team of Bokaro Thermal police station headed by inspector cum officer-in charge Parmeshwar Leyangi on Sunday morning conducted raids at Ganjutola in Armo forest area here and seized approx 2.5 tonnes of illegal coal along with their 4 motorcycles and 5 cycles,said Bokaro SP Kartik S...

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