A film for people, by the people

A six-year-old village boy imagines that if seeds planted in the ground can sprout trees and new fruits, then even pithe-puli can also grow on trees if they are buried in the ground. An imagination and fantasy world of a little boy that stand as a contrast to the realities around him is...

Teenage love story makes a comeback with O Saathi Re

Teenage romance will once again rock the screens in early2019 with Somnath Bhattacharya’s latest production, O Saathi Re. This teenage love story packed with drama and action isdue to release in 2019. Director, Samnath Bhattacharya,  has brought together some of the honchos like  cast including veteran actor Victor Banerjee,Bollywood stars Rajesh Sharma, Saurandra Pal, Kharaj Mukherjee, Masud...

Satire of a city

A clogged city, shrouded by billows of dark clouds of soot.Concrete structures jutting out asymmetrically, entwined with electrical wires and other abstract structures that are so evident and visible at every spot in a modern and buzzing city. Caricature of a City is typically Suman Choudhury’s style and interpretation of the cityscape...

Making satellites could be the future of Indian students

A lecture by a visiting lecturer is a delightful experience for research students. So, when Professor Supriya Chakrabarti arrived at Rajabazar Science College to talk about his work at University of Massachusetts, Lowell, students of the radiophysics department of the college were all ears. Professor and Director of the Lowell Center for Space Science and Technology (LoCSST) of the University, Chakrabarti delighted...

Celeb chefs cook for victims of fire at California on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in California was never this sad and heartbreaking as this year. Two wildfires have devastated the state, leaving almost every family homeless and suffering. However, sitting in the middle of devastation, the only thing that brought a smile to their face was a special Thanksgiving meal arranged by celebrity chefs, Guy Fieri, Tyler Florence and Jenn Louis joined by Jose Andre...

Power, Peace and Prosperity reside together at Kumartuli

Artisans trying to finish Kali idols at Kumartuli The mood drastically changes at Kumartuli once Lakshmi Puja ends. With all the Lakshmi idols gone, artisans get busy to complete those massive Kali idols that are destined to adorn the pandals of various popular clubs across Calcutta, Howrah and other places. Beside the goddess...

Durga Puja Carnival – The Ground Reality

Rolf Lindesay with his family seated at the Durga Puja Carnival Maria had landed in Calcutta on the morning of October 23 along with a group of about 12 tourists. Maria and her friends from Netherlands were on their way to visit Sikkim and other north-east states after which they would go...

Simplicity in the age of grandeur

In an age of larger than life themes, elaborate lights and decorative pandals, simplicity has lost its place. Far from the city, even in the remotest village, theme pandals are the order of the day. In such a day and age, organising puja in the village aatchala (a common covered area opened on all sides) is unthinkable.

A different immersion experience at Taki

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A ride on the Icchamoti The wavy waters of Icchamoti bring an unusual restlessness to the mind. Reality hit me when I realised that I was actually at a place that separates two different countries with similar culture, rituals and language. The river waters reverberated with the sound of innumerable dhaks and the...

A temple for Lakshmi

Sribati village Sribati, a small village near Katwa in Burdwan, dotted with picturesque  terracotta temples, was also the seat of the Chandra family who were primarily salt merchants who moved from Gujarat to Bengal and settled here. They excelled in trade and soon became the zamindars of the area. Although the dynasty’s glory ended early, Sribati remains a...

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A film for people, by the people

A six-year-old village boy imagines that if seeds planted in the ground can sprout trees and new fruits,...

Teenage love story makes a comeback with O Saathi Re

Teenage romance will once again rock the screens in early2019 with Somnath Bhattacharya’s latest production, O Saathi Re. This teenage love story...

Satire of a city

A clogged city, shrouded by billows of dark clouds of soot.Concrete structures jutting out asymmetrically, entwined with...