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From Pather Panchali to Manto: India at Cannes through the years

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Written by Shivangi Jalan | New Delhi India’s journey at the Cannes festival began in 1946 with Chetan Anand’s Neecha Nagar. Unlike last year, the 2018 iteration of Festival de Cannes, the annual cine-extravaganza at the French Riviera, will see quite a splash from India. While Nandita Das’s Manto has made it to the official selection under the Un-Certain Regard category, Rohena ...

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Van Dhan for Jaan and Jahaan: The Story of Shahapur’s Katkari Tribe

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Shahapur: ( Thane)What can come out of a group of a few dedicated boys led by an able leader and enabling support from government organisations? A lot, apparently. This has been proved yet again, by “Adivasi Ekatmik Samajik Sanstha” of Shahapur in Thane, which markets Giloy and other products. Giloy is a medicinal plant with huge demand from pharmaceutical companies. The ...

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RBI announces nine additional measures for strengthening the Economy

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Mumbai:22/5/20:”It is when the horizon is the darkest and human reason is beaten down to the ground that faith shines brightest and comes to our rescue.” RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das drew hope and inspiration from the 1929 statement of the Father of the Nation, as he announced yet another set of nine measures to smoothen the flow of finance and ...

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Post-Lockdown Coping Strategies of Migrant Labourers from Odisha

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The COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown have severely impacted migrant labourers from Odisha. It has not only thrown them out of job, but also pushed them into a long and winding road of uncertainty. Given the long-lasting impact of the lockdown on the Indian economy and the lives of the labourers, their post-lockdown behaviours have a pivotal role in ...

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Saint, Villain, Superman – Changing on-screen roles of the Politician Protagonist

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  BY  Dr. Piyush Roy    Dr. Piyush Roy is a National Award-winning film critic. Other awards include the Sir William Darling Memorial Prize by the University of Edinburgh, the Sue Grant Service Award, UK, and the Silver Award at the Shine! British Council International Student Awards, UK. He’s a former editor of Stardust; advisor of the Global University Students ...

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Telling the Stories Beyond the Silver Posters of Satyajit Ray

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By Piu Mahapatra Posters are an extension of movies. In a pre-digital world, they were the precursors to come first in public view, not the trailers that cloud the youtube sky like today. Satyajit Ray, a visual artist of immense caliber was particular that the posters of his films remained refreshing and different from the disappointingly dull and monotonous bandwagon. In ...

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The Idea of Apu

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By Subha Das Mollick On reading Pather Panchali one cannot help feeling that Bibhuti Bhushan’s construction of Apu has given Ray an understanding of child psychology. Most importantly, Ray imbibed from Pather Panchali, the leitmotif of his body of films. This recurring motif is Apu. We encounter Apu not only in Apu trilogy but also in Pratidwandhi, Seemabaddha and his last ...

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First Odia Film‘Sita Vivah ‘ based on drama written by Kampala Mishra

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The idea of making images talk is not a 21st-century phenomenon as our forefathers were also equally amazed at the idea of presenting before viewers a tinsel craft. What to do with Bollywood or Hollywood, let’s talk about our own sweetheart Ollywood which has completed its 85 years of a journey recently. The first-ever Odia movie was far more entertaining than it’s ...

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Bijay Mishra: Father of Odia modern theatre movement (1937-1920)

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By ASHOK PALIT Bijay Mishra  Born at Santaragadia village in Balasore district on 16th July 1937, He was Son of Late Harihar Mishra & Smt Annapurna Mishra, by profession he was Civil Engineer, retired from Dept. of Irrigation, Govt.  Of Odisha. Mishra had written at least 60 dramas and 55 film scripts besides, many serials. Some of his literary works have ...

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English rendering of PM’s address in the 11th Episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat 2.0’ on 26.04.2020

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My dear countrymen, Namaskar. All of you are tuned into this episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat ‘during the lockdown. The number of suggestions and phone calls for this episode is many times the usual. Matters close to your heart; your own Mann Ki Baat, comprising a number of issues has reached out to me. I’ve tried to the best possible ...

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