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Raima Sen goes into an introspective mode

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Steve Backshall, the wildlife explorer

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Bickram Ghosh and Hariharan collaborate for Ishq

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Of food, fun and frolic

A puja at home sets off a string of events in the serial Khorkuto (on Star Jalsha) which finds Gungun (Trina S...

Entertainment  /  Published 11.01.21

Top 5 picks from Pratidwandi

Scene: This scene serves as a poetic and visual justice. What was done to Dr. Bakshi, scandalised in front of media... the same thing happens to Maya. This completes the circle of the character arcs ...
By Arindam Chatterjee in

Entertainment  /  Published 11.01.21

Of adventure and adrenaline rush

After the inertia of the lockdown, the adrenaline flow of adventure sports. Cyrus Sahukar packed off for the snowy terrains of Manali with co-host Amol Parashar to shoot Season 2 of the short-format a...
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Entertainment  /  Published 10.01.21

Enter the world of Bruce Lee

A lazy winter morning walking down a north Calcutta alley in the ’90s would mean an encounter with the local gymkhana where young men would discuss superlative techniques of nutrition and exerci...
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Entertainment  /  Published 10.01.21

Voice of the year

On Saturday, January 2, 2021, a tall, fully-sleeved man wearing a mask and glasses, strode into Dr Himanshu Mehta’s clinic and without having to break a step, was whisked away to keep his appoin...
By Bharathi S. Pradhan in

Entertainment  /  Published 09.01.21

Shardul Sharma on working at Paramount Pictures

Shardul Sharma always knew his calling — it had to be the entertainment industry. But with no film background, it took a lot of hard work and patience to make it happen. Shardul (36) spoke to us...
By Aniruddha Biswas in

Entertainment  /  Published 08.01.21

Vir Das: Outside In — The Lockdown Special

After starting 2020 with a bang with his Netflix special For India, comedian Vir Das ended the year with another special for the streaming platform, but with a difference. Outside In — The Lockd...
By Priyanka Roy  in

Entertainment  /  Published 08.01.21

A film-maker reviews Feluda Pherot

As a result of his homework, and in the process of trying to add minute details to his portrayal, Tota comes across a bit self- conscious in a few scenes. And it’s natural. I hope with more seas...
By Sayantan Ghosal in

Entertainment  /  Published 06.01.21

Mainak Bhaumik decodes Cheeni

Tell us about the confrontation scene. How did you design it? How long did it take you to shoot the confrontation scene between Aparajita and Madhumita? What were your instructions to the actors befor...
By Arindam Chatterjee in

Entertainment  /  Published 06.01.21

Adrit Roy on Mithai

Are you a prankster on set? Not at all. But I do like to have fun on set like chilling out with everyone. We have some great musicians on set. Kaushik (Chakraborty) sir is a great singer. Many a time...
By Priyanka Roy (t2 intern) in

Entertainment  /  Published 06.01.21

Indian Pro Music League

In what way is this show different from other music reality shows? Earlier, judges and mentors used to share their knowledge and train the contestants behind the scenes. But this is the first time we...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in


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