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  • Sachin Tendulkar dedicates biopic to father Ramesh, brother Ajit!

    Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar wants to dedicate Sachin A Billion Dreams' to his father Ramesh Tendulkar and brother Ajit Tendulkar. Sachin has always been very close to his father and has always remembered him in every step of his life According to sources close to the cricketer, Sachin's father Ramesh Tendulkar used to tell Sachin in his childhood that only a virtuous person will be remembered by everyone and Sachin religiously followed his father's teachings. His brother Ajit Tendulkar also plays an integral part

    Bollywood | May 19, 2017
  • Pink, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury,  Satyajit Ray, Baiju Bulli

    'Pink' director pays tribute to Satyajit Ray

    Pink director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, who has come up with a new short film Baiju Bulli on acute water shortage in an impoverished village, says there's no denying that Satyajit Ray has had a huge influence on him. "I really enjoyed working on this film. We (Bengali filmmakers) are so influenced by Ray's work! It's impossible for me not to think of Ray when I am making a film about poverty and famine, seen from impressionable eyes. I had Ray's Apu from Pather

    Bollywood | May 8, 2017
  • Satyajit Ray, Oscar, Birthday

    Where is Satyajit Ray's Oscar, ask visiting fans

    These Feluda lovers are on a hunt. Not for kidnappers or killers, though. They are searching for auteur Satyajit Ray's Oscar on his birthday. "I wonder where the Oscar is located," posed Suman Pal, as he wound his way through the throng at 1/1 Bishop Lefroy Road in south Kolkata, the sprawling estate where the legendary filmmaker lived and worked. Pal and his companion, members of a social media forum on Feluda -- the iconic sleuth created by

    Bollywood | May 2, 2017
  • Soumyajit Ghosh, Anthony Amalraj, table tennis, Chile Open, ITTF Challenge

    Paddler Soumyajit Ghosh bags singles, doubles title at Chile Open

    Indian top seed Soumyajit Ghosh beat compatriot Anthony Amalraj in the men's singles final at the Seamaster ITTF Challenge Chile Open table tennis tournament here. He had a memorable outing in the Chilean capital as he partnered Amalraj to capture the doubles title as well. Somyajit on Sunday defeated Amalraj 4-2 (8-11, 13-11, 11-6, 11-9, 4-11, 11-7) to become the third Indian to win a men's singles title at an ITTF Challenge Series or ITTF World Tour tournament while Amalraj became

    Sports | May 1, 2017
  • Satyajit Ray was not apolitical, says Aparna Sen

    Auteur Satyajit Ray was not apolitical and portrayed it in his films, says actress-filmmaker Aparna Sen. "Many of Ray's critics have called him indifferent to the plight of the urban poor and criticised him for being apolitical. Ray wasn't apolitical at all. No man or woman is. It's just that Ray's politics was not the politics of political parties that were constantly at each other's throat," Aparna said here on Saturday. Not many people know that the Oscar-winning filmmaker had been at the

    Bollywood | April 30, 2017
  • Ex Goa Congress MLA Vishwajit Rane to join BJP on Thursday

    Former Congress MLA Vishwajit Rane, who quit the party and legislatorship in March, is all set to join the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday, state BJP President Vinay Tendulkar told reporters on Wednesday. Tendulkar said that Rane, a former MLA from Valpoi, had been in talks with the party leadership for several days. "He has expressed his desire to join the BJP. We did not make contact with him. He came to us," Tendulkar said. 

    Cities | April 5, 2017
  • Ajit Doval, US, India, ties

    Ajit Doval in US, meets top officials

    India and the US pledged to continue their strong defence partnership during a meeting here between Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and US Secretary of Defence James Mattis. According to a readout of their meeting by Pentagon Spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis, Mattis hosted Doval at the Pentagon on Thursday to discuss the importance of the US-India relationship, and the role of both nations in cooperating to uphold international laws and principles.  Mattis specifically applauded India's efforts to promote stability in the

    India | March 25, 2017
  • Satyajit Ray

    Browse Satyajit Ray's notes on National Digital Library app

    Auteur Satyajit Ray's "Kheror Khata" (red books or manuscripts), where he jotted down minute details associated with his films, are now being made available by National Digital Library of India on your phones or tablets through an Android app. NDL is sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development and co-ordinated by Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.  Unveiled in February, the Android app has clocked 56,000 downloads till last week, according to the library's chief technical officer Nand Gopal Chattopadhyay. "We are working on

    Books & Education | March 15, 2017


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