Lifestyle  /  Published 01.11.21

There’s more to Bengali detectives than Feluda and Byomkesh. Here are five more options

It’s almost as if you’re going on an adventure with the Famous Five, if the Famous Five lived in Howrah, had Bengali names – Bablu, Bilu, Bhombal, Bachhu and Bichhu – and a one...
By Rantideb Mukherjee

Places  /  Published 09.10.21

How a Feluda fan lost and found Sonar Kella

Jaisalmer Fort by night is the fort we know — uninhabited, serene, beautiful, perhaps a little aloof, with a tinge of sinister in the air. As we walked with silent feet, I noticed the cobbleston...
By Samhita Chakraborty

People  /  Published 27.09.21

Self-taught artist brings Feluda films alive

Her Feluda series is on handmade paper using a variety of fountain pens, a collection primarily nurtured by her husband, the mandolin player Diptanshu Roy.  Karishma says she embraces the &lsquo...
By Pooja Mitra in Kolkata

People  /  Published 27.08.21

Mukhosh actor Tota Roy Choudhury thinks his KJo film will be a blockbuster

Tota Roy Choudhury plays the role of the mysterious figure who gets sucked into a police investigation in the thriller Mukhosh, directed by Birsa Dasgupta. We had a candid chat with the actor. ...
By Arindam Chatterjee

Calcutta  /  Published 30.04.21

This Month, That Year

1998: Nineteen-year-old actress Divya Bharti dies after falling from her fifth-floor apartment on April 5. Police investigation concludes the death to be accidental. Despite her short career, Bharti h...
By Our Bureau in Salt Lake


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

Calcutta  /  Published 08.01.21

Mahabharata to Makaibari in food quiz

Q1. What kind of painting is this cat with fish on the right? Kalighat painting Q2. Who in the Mahabharata was also known as Matsyagandha? Satyavati, great-grandmother of the Pandava and Kaurava prin...
By Brinda Sarkar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 26.12.20

Changed life: Marina Wheeler’s book

The year, 2020, has actually been a vintage year for books, among them is Marina Wheeler’s The Lost Homestead: My Mother, Partition and the Punjab. She has nothing to say about her former h...
By Amit Roy

Entertainment  /  Published 25.12.20

Decoding Feluda

A childhood “nostalgia and the deja vu feeling” of being around this man called Pradosh Chandra Mitter is here. Team Feluda Pherot — director Srijit Mukherji, Tota Roy Choudhury (Fel...
By Arindam Chatterjee

Entertainment  /  Published 23.11.20

A vulnerable, fallible detective with a conscience

Why have Diego Romero as DoP and what did he bring to the vision of the story? Diego and some of his friends met me in Madrid after watching a retrospective of my films at Madrid Intl Film Festival. ...
By Arindam Chatterjee


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