Bhobishyoter Bhoot would have died natural death at box office if West Bengal govt had just ignored it
Anik Dutta's political satire, Bhobishyoter Bhoot, suffers from too many punchlines, not enough story
Bengali film withdrawn from theatres: Absence of industry biggies at protest proves Mamata's clout is undiminished in Tollywood
Supporters for Anik Dutta's film Bhabishyater Bhoot, which disappeared from Kolkata theatres a day after its release, marched down the streets of the city.
Anik Dutta's Bhobishyoter Bhoot pulled from Kolkata theatres; but by whom, and why, remain a mystery
In bhadralok Bengal, the disappearance of Bhobishyoter Bhoot has been done without any unseemly hungama. This disappearance comes with no finger prints.
At Kolkata's Pavlov Mental Health Hospital, art offers a unique perspective into the experiences of patients
The Pavlov Mental Health Hospital is an unusual place for an art exhibit; moreover, an exhibition that is part of the first Kolkata Festival.
Evening Shadows, in a way, is the film to take home to mother. It is about the umbilical cord between mothers and sons.
The rosogolla might well be the only Indian dessert, perhaps only Indian food item even, to have its own biopic.
Jagadish Chandra Bose's face may soon feature on £50 notes, but India struggles to save legacy of its illustrious son
On Jagadish Chandra Bose's birth anniversary, it's worth pondering, why — instead of reaching back into our mythology to claim Indians must have invented the internet and plastic surgery — we can't restore, celebrate and take pride in our actual scientific achievements.
Rosogolla Dibas is a timely reminder to all of us to not take our heritage for granted. Envious neighbours are always coveting a piece of the chhena pie
IIT Kanpur's hesitation to act against professors accused of harassing Dalit colleague exposes deep caste fissures
What is striking is that the four accused have claimed their actions were to uphold the high standards of the IIT.
Section 377 verdict of 2013 taught us how vulnerable rights can be when left to whims of majoritarianism
Section 377 was never the end of the journey but always the first step in demanding respect. That journey remains.
Majerhat bridge collapse: Little accountability, shoddy probe, nasty politics make infrastructure a casualty
Which political party has ever campaigned on something as dull as maintenance? They would rather campaign on the promise of building giant statues that nobody needs and bullet trains and triple-decker flyovers.
Subramanian Swamy's homophobic remarks will drag BJP down, even as party tries to walk a fine line on Section 377
Even as lawyers on both sides weigh in on Section 377 before a 5-judge bench of the Indian Supreme Court, Subramanian Swamy, whose Twitter bio makes it a point to mention he is a “Rajya Sabha MP, former Union Cabinet minister, Harvard Ph D in Economics”, keeps piping up like the irrepressible boy who just cannot keep quiet in class.
Karnataka polls: Rivals accusing HD Kumaraswamy of having parallel families shows dirty politics thrives on private lives
If bigamous politicians are truly a political issue, let a party have the guts to say they will deny tickets to anyone doing it.
As Kolkata's Gurusaday Museum struggles to survive, there's renewed interest in its treasure trove of folk art
The Gurusaday Museum — which opened in 1963 and is housed in a sprawling building in Joka on the fringes of the city amidst a mango orchard now heavy with fruit — is facing its darkest hour
Asaram Bapu convicted of rape: The reign of modern babas is sustained by deepening chasm between logic and faith
Now the coverage of the Asaram Bapus and Gurmeet Ram Rahims show an almost unbridgeable chasm between the two worlds: the religious world and the so-called secular one.
Salman Khan jailed in blackbuck case: Discourse over conviction shows need to isolate law from whataboutery
Salman Khan's conviction shows that law is above stardom and whataboutery. For even if it's for one night in jail, we all get to be equal under the law.
Harassment of Dalit professor in IIT Kanpur exemplifies the subtle ways of caste discrimination in India today
The story of one Dalit professor in IIT Kanpur and what he faced shows how pernicious the problem of discrimination can be.
Kolkata school that forced students to 'confess' to lesbianism exemplifies how not to treat queer children
By stigmatising even the suggestion of lesbianism, the Kamala Girls School shows that most adults have no idea about how to deal with the sexuality of young people | #FirstCulture
The Beatles in India: 50 years later, a look at how the band's stay in Rishikesh influenced their discography
The Beatles could let their hair down in India, the place where they would go on to write roughly 40 songs | #FirstCulture
The Sridevi story had quickly and grotesquely turned into a story of comeuppance for a woman who had wanted too much of everything – success, love and beauty. The news coverage has made a mockery out of everything the actress stands for.