Kishore Kumar
Entertainment  /  Published 30.09.19

50 years of Aradhana

A young couple, drenched in a storm, caught in a storm of their own making. Roop tera mastana is that one-take breathless build-up of desire. You watch Vandana (a fine Sharmila Tagore, who was signed ...
By Sulagana Biswas in

West Bengal  /  Published 24.08.19

The singing seller of tea

The year was 1982. The Mithun Chakraborty-starrer, Disco Dancer — a film about a street performer who goes on to become a big star — was the season’s big hit. Manik Das, all of 10, devoured it a...
By Bitan Sikdar in

Entertainment  /  Published 03.08.19

Kishore Kumar: The voice of now

On Sunday, FM radio, social media slickers, TV reality show experts and many more would be celebrating the 90th birth anniversary of Kishore Kumar. Nothing unusual about it, just that for someone who ...
By Anirudha Bhattacharjee in

Entertainment  /  Published 13.07.19

Hitchcock's 'North By Northwest': The classic that changed cinema

It began with the teasing working title of “The Man in Lincoln’s Nose”, before taking its title from Hamlet’s quote expressing his madness, “I am but mad north-north-west. When the wind is s...
By Gourab Roy Chowdhury and Arnab Banerjee in

West Bengal  /  Published 04.06.19

Ruma Guhathakurta passes away

Ruma Guhathakurta, actor, singer and founder of Calcutta Youth Choir, passed away on Monday at her Ballygunge Place residence. Family members said she died in her sleep. She was 84. Though she mostly ...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Culture  /  Published 06.01.19

Mann ki baat: Better reasons to tune in

Not every day do I get a chance to travel in my own car. It is a small car, one of the smallest running on the roads these days. Instead of racing, it seems to dart. Its front, like every other car’...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

Entertainment  /  Published 30.10.18

Kishore Kumar - the legend lives on

I strongly believe that a genius like Kishore Kumar is born once in a millennium. In the world of music, he was unique. When I was young, I used to think that if I ever became a singer, I should be li...
By Rupam Islam in


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