Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

Topic: filmmaker

Shatranj Ke Khiladi to Sadgati — when Satyajit Ray found his inspiration in Premchand

Satyajit Ray helped usher in the era of symbolic filmmaking in India through Premchand's poignant, sensitive works. His only two Hindi films are proof.

Congress MP-led commission threatened to throw Omprakash Mehra off the 4th-floor for Delhi-6

Filmmaker recounts his descent into alcoholism and depression after the first cut of Delhi-6 was declared a commercial flop.

Filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta dies at 77, PM Modi praises his ‘diverse works’

Dasgupta has bagged 12 national awards in his lifetime and was liberal in his views, having criticised several political activities in recent times.

Basu Chatterjee, director of Chhoti Si Baat & Rajnigandha, passes away at 93

President of IFTDA Ashoke Pandit said the veteran filmmaker passed away peacefully in his sleep due to age related issues.

Authoritarian & Aryavarta: Why Deepa Mehta’s new Netflix series Leila rings a bell

Netflix series Leila presents a dystopian world where an authoritarian regime wants you to follow your own rules, behind walls guarded by thugs.

Filmmaker Saeed Akhtar Mirza’s new book confronts the shaky façade of global politics

‘Memory in the Age of Amnesia’ echoes Mirza’s own 1984 film Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho. It is a rant as much as it is an argument, and is often uncomfortable.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image|

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.


Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.