Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicSatyajit Ray

Topic: Satyajit Ray

Veteran dancer Arati Das, known as ‘Miss Shefali’ who acted in Satyajit Ray films, dies

Arati Das (76) had worked with Satyajit Ray in 'Pratidwandi' and 'Seemabaddha'. She was also known as the 'Queen of Cabaret' for her outstanding dancing skills.

Tapan Sinha, one of India’s finest filmmakers but often overshadowed by Ray and Ghatak

The kind of films we see today, where the line between parallel and mainstream cinema is blurring, were already being made by Tapan Sinha in the 1970s.

Does women’s liberation mean adultery? How Aparna Sen differed from Satyajit Ray

Ray’s 1980 film Pikoo and Sen’s 1983 film Paroma treated adultery very differently and only one was unapologetic about it.

Mrinal Sen, the cinematic genius who had the courage to bring social realities on celluloid

On his birth anniversary, ThePrint remembers Mrinal Sen, the pioneer of New Cinema movement, who was often criticised for making movies on human suffering.

Ray’s ‘Shatranj Ke Khilari’ asked difficult political questions & is an election must-watch

Ray’s 1977 classic, made during Indira Gandhi’s Emergency, is a story of a cunning political checkmate.

Satyajit Ray: Cine maestro & literary genius who could say no to Indira Gandhi, Narasimha Rao

Ray was a true auteur — a director, scriptwriter, editor, he would decide the music, set up the scene and props, design posters, and cast the actors.

Devi to Kashmir ki Kali to Censor Board: Sharmila Tagore is not just Taimur’s grandmom

Sharmila Tagore, who turned 74 on 8 December, has been a trailblazer of her field, and the bikini has nothing to do with it.

Ritwik Ghatak, the celluloid rebel who used cinema as a political tool

Revolutionary filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak mirrored the pain of Bengal’s partition and refugee crisis through his famed trilogy, which began with Megha Dhaka Tara.

Indira Gandhi at 100: why she still rules India

Indira believed in statist, povertarian economics and crush-the-opposition-to-dust “Total Politics”. If both ideas thrive under Modi now, she still rules our minds.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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