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Shrinking 'Bangalir Gorbo'! Are you game for a big Bong debate to salvage the lost Bengali pride?

Feb 13, 2016

Shrinking 'Bangalir Gorbo'! Are you game for a big Bong debate to salvage the lost Bengali pride?

While the popular call of 'Jago Bangali' may stir some Bengali blood to regain its lost glory, particularly among those staying outside West Bengal, the state per se is only conveniently bothered about the dwindling Bengali ego when it has a bonanza attached to it like an election. #Mamata Banerjee #Amartya Sen #InMyOpinion #Trinamool Congress #Amitav Ghosh #Saurav Ganguly #Kolkata Book Fair #Bengalis #Sairaj Bahutule #F Weekend
Transcending generations: Ashapurna Debi's stories resonate with Jhumpa Lahiri today as they did with Bengali women during Partition

Jan 10, 2016

Transcending generations: Ashapurna Debi's stories resonate with Jhumpa Lahiri today as they did with Bengali women during Partition

During Partition, Ashapurna Debi's books resonated with the new Bengali woman as it was wholly in sync with her hopes and aspirations, and it continues to do so today. #Rabindranath Tagore #Bengali literature #BookReview #Pulitzer Prize #Jhumpa Lahiri #partition #Hachette India #Matchbox #FWeekend #Ashapurna Debi #Prasenjit Gupta
Gautam Gambhir made racist remarks about Sourav Ganguly and Bengalis: Manoj Tiwary

Oct 25, 2015

Gautam Gambhir made racist remarks about Sourav Ganguly and Bengalis: Manoj Tiwary

India discard Manoj Tiwary, who was involved in an ugly on-field altercation with Gautam Gambhir in a Ranji Trophy match, on Sunday claimed that the Delhi skipper had made racist remarks about former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly and Bengalis. #Sourav Ganguly #Gautam Gambhir #TheySaidIt #Manoj Tiwary #Ranji #Bengalis
The taste of Hamas: When President Pranab made a lot of Israelis extremely awkward

Oct 15, 2015

The taste of Hamas: When President Pranab made a lot of Israelis extremely awkward

President Pranab Mukherjee mispronounced 'hummus' as Hamas. And he did this during his address to the Israeli parliament. #World #Life #India #Hamas #Hummus #Israel #TheySaidIt #parliament #President Pranab Mukherjee #Knesset #Shareworthy #Bengali accent
Labour of Love review: This powerful film transcends spoken languages and engages you

Jun 27, 2015

Labour of Love review: This powerful film transcends spoken languages and engages you

Technically, Labour of Love is a Bengali film. But actually, this debut film by Aditya Vikram Sengupta, transcends all spoken languages and makes a voyeuristic camera a powerful spokesperson. #Kolkata #Movie review #Bengali cinema #Labour of Love
Celebrated Bengali writer Suchitra Bhattacharya passes away

May 13, 2015

Celebrated Bengali writer Suchitra Bhattacharya passes away

Celebrated writer Suchitra Bhattacharya, many of whose books had been made into cult Bengali films including "Dahan", died of a cardiac arrest at her south Kolkata residence on Tuesday night, her family members said. She was 55. #Bengali literature #Tollywood #Rituparna Sengupta #Dahan #Suchitra Bhattacharya #Kokata
Nirbaak review: This Bengali love story featuring Anjan Dutt, Sushmita Sen and a dog is burdened by ambition

May 02, 2015

Nirbaak review: This Bengali love story featuring Anjan Dutt, Sushmita Sen and a dog is burdened by ambition

Nirbaak features people living on the fringes of urban society, a minimalist directing style and a whole lot of sexual innuendos. #Film #Movie review #Bengali #Sushmita Sen #Nirbaak #anjan dutt #srijith mukherjee
Tagore's wife Mrinalini Devi to be portrayed in a Bengali tv series

Apr 20, 2015

Tagore's wife Mrinalini Devi to be portrayed in a Bengali tv series

With a month to go for Rabindranath Tagore's birthday, a TV serial on the life of Mrinalini Devi, his wife, and other women who played a role in the poet's life, is in the making #India #poet #Bengali #writer #wife #TV series #Tagore #homage #Mrinalini Devi