Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicSatyajit Ray

Topic: Satyajit Ray

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.

Off The Cuff with Gulzar

In the latest edition of ThePrint ‘Off the Cuff’, poet and lyricist Gulzar is in conversation with Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta. Gulzar speaks about his...

Begum Akhtar joined films against her ustad’s wishes. Then a spat with Mehboob made her leave

In 'Akhtari', Iqbal Rizvi, along with some of Begum Akhtar's closest friends and associates, reminisce her eventful life, music, and contribution to cinema.

I&B Ministry announces year-long celebrations to mark birth centenary of Satyajit Ray

In recognition of his legacy, 'Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Cinema' has been instituted from 2021 to be given at the International Film Festival of India.

When Soumitra Chatterjee punched director Ritwik Ghatak in the face

Authors Arjun Sengupta and Partha Mukherjee write Soumitra Chatterjee regretted not being able to work with Ritwik Ghatak even once.

Apu, Feluda, Amal — 6 performances that made Soumitra Chatterjee one of India’s finest actors

Bengali film legend Soumitra Chatterjee died at the age of 85 Sunday, after acting in over 300 films in a career that lasted over six decades.

How Modi govt plans to reopen schools once lockdown is lifted 

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Dear proud Bengali, Tagore and Satyajit Ray are past. Please come out of the time trap

Invoking Bengali pride has been one of the distinct traits of West Bengal’s politicians, whether it is to duck criticism on Covid or play the language card.

Satyajit Ray’s ‘Feluda’ will soon detect coronavirus in minutes, thanks to CSIR scientists

Scientists at Delhi’s CSIR-IGIB have developed a paper-based test strip for Covid-19, and named it after the fictional detective created by Satyajit Ray.

Charulata to Edward Hopper — coronavirus quarantine is breathing life into art again

There is relatability in minimalist art and by reviving it, we are contemplating our own architecture of loneliness during the Covid-19 lockdown.

On Camera

YourTurn

Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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