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The Early Works of Buddhadeb Dasgupta

Buddhadeb Dasgupta (Pic courtesy: Alchetron) “When I look at a painting for some time I begin to see images beyond the lines on the canvas. In poetry, I perceive a pattern arising from the verbal signs, which appears, shifts, and dissolves in the mind. When I began to make films, my only desire was to produce those non-static images that ...

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SAGE will be a “one-stop access” of elderly care products and services by credible start-ups

The Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri ThaawarchandGehlot virtually launched the SAGE (Seniorcare Aging Growth Engine) initiative and SAGE portal for elderly persons today in the presence of Ministers of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri RamdasAthawale and Shri Rattan LalKataria. Secretary, Deptt of Social Justice , Sh R Subrahmanyam gave the introductory remarks. The SAGE portal will ...

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Maharani: Huma Qureshi-Led Cast Plugs Gaps In Tale Of Ambition And Betrayal Maharani

BY   Saibal Chatterjee Cast: Huma Qureshi, Sohum Shah, Amit Sial, Vineet Kumar, Pramod Pathak, Kani Kusruti, Inaam Ul Haq, Sushil Pandey, Atul Tiwari, Aashiq Hussain, Kannan Arunachalam, Harish Khanna Director: Karan Sharma Rating: 2.5 stars A woman’s perilous, arduous journey through the minefield of late 1990s Bihar politics is at the core of Maharani, a new ten-episode SonyLIV series. It could well have been ...

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‘LIGHT OF ASIA’..SILENT FILM ON BUDDHA!: Manoj Kulkarni

On today’s Buddha Purnima I remembered one of early landmark films from the history of our Indian cinema and that is ‘The Light of Asia’ which focused on the rise of Buddhism! ‘Great Eastern Film Corporation’ made this film with the cooperation of Maharaja of Jaipur in 1925. It tells the story about our Indian Prince Siddharth – Gautam who ...

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One Hundred Years of Indian Cinema’s First Master:Adoor Gopalakrishnan

My encounters with Manikda:  Adoor Gopalakrishnan I had often wondered about the dismal prospect of Satyajit Ray not being there and what Indian cinema would be like in his absence. There were of course other important filmmakers like Ritwik Ghatak and Mrinal Sen. Their contributions have been significant too; but the universal acceptance and adulation Ray came to enjoy from ...

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Why Satyajit Ray has not been influential in Indian cinema

MK Raghavendra This year is the centenary of Satyajit Ray’s birth and his admirers are celebrating it in a vociferous way, but oen without understanding the reason for his importance as a filmmaker. Ray, it must be emphasized, was not the forerunner of Indian art cinema. He was a filmmaker who took his place in the first line of cinema ...

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Fighting the Invisible Enemy: MoD’s Response to Covid-19 Surge

Rajnath Singh The surge of Covid-19 cases during the last 2-3 weeks has resulted in once in a century crisis.  Sensing the emergency situation, the whole Governmentmachinery immediately swung into action by mobilizing all possible resources. Along with the efforts put together by the scientific community, health professionals, civil administration,  the Armed Forces too have pitched in this battle against ...

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PANTHER PANCHALI MOVIE REVIEW

  By  Zussette Aplaon INTRODUCTION Finally, I found the movie that I had been looking for since the moment I fell in love with cinema. I can’t explain how I felt really. This film has consumed my whole being. This is definitely the best film I have seen to date. FRAME, SCORE & SETTING I love black that’s why I ...

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Saraswatibai Phalke’s big contribution with her husband!

Dadasaheb Falke ji had built it with great intensity. Have written a lot before on their film attempts until this result came. But one important thing that is generally ignored is that the contribution of his wife Saraswatibai Ji in this Jaddojhad was equal! Falke G filmed some scenes a year ago to check his camera and the construction process, ...

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Expert panel of doctors answer queries in Webinar on ‘COVID-19: Myths Vs Reality’

Ever since the COVID-19 outbreak has happened, we have been facing a two-front war, one against the pandemic and another against the infodemic.  A webinar titled ‘COVID-19: Myths Versus Reality’ has been organized by Press Information Bureau today, in collaboration with the Government College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Goa, to tackle the infodemic situation. The participants included three eminent ...

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