Satyajit Ray
Opinion  /  Published 19.12.18

Chess players of story and film

Satyajit Ray’s 1977 film, Shatranj Ke Khilari (The Chess Players), based on Munshi Premchand’s 1924 short story, is his most complex, expensive and longest film. The story is woven around two ches...
By Amitabha Bhattacharya in

People  /  Published 16.02.19

Instagram is a disease: Photographer Raghu Rai

If you had a chance to go back and shoot something, what would that be?I’d like to shoot Pandit (Jawaharlal) Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore…And among those you have already photographe...
By Abhijit Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 15.05.20

TRayvia unravelled

1. This movie of Satyajit Ray about the garden of Indra displayed the garden’s evident wealth disparity. In a sequence, the film cuts synchronously between shots of the royal guests indulging themse...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 13.11.19

Heritage stops for fest guests

A crane in the lawn of Technicians Studio in Tollygunge caught the eye of a motley group of filmmakers and producers from abroad who were clicking it on their mobile phones.They were part of a group o...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 06.06.20

Many-splendoured thing: A classic in polychrome

The colours of life are barely evident now. The world seems not even black and white, but grey — sombre, uncertain, scary. But in spite of the greyness of outlook evoked by an unfamiliar virus resul...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 05.10.18

July is a distant memory

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By Amit Roy in

West Bengal  /  Published 03.10.19

Satyajit to Sunil, a handwritten offering

The magazine was started by 12 freedom fighters the year India gained independence. Since then, many famous sons of Bengal, from Satyajit Ray to Sunil Gangopadhyay, have contributed to it.Carrying on ...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Burdwan


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