Author: Statesman News Service

17 Results

  • Abundant doses of distorted innocence

    Abundant doses of distorted innocence

    One has to look at some of the recent films made by Nandita Ray and Shibaprasad Mukherjee to find justification for the absurd distortions inflicted on Haami. The suggestion that it has been inspired by some unfortunate incidents that have polluted the environment in some schools and shaken the trust that parents should have in …

    May 19, 2018
  • ‘We have dedicated the film to Leela Majumdar’

    ‘We have dedicated the film to Leela Majumdar’

    Young director Soukarya Ghosal gets talking on his latest, Rainbow Jelly.

    May 19, 2018
  • A mixed feast of music

    A mixed feast of music

    Sangamam 2018, organised by Sunaad in the Capital, concluded with a befitting Veena recital and Ustad F Wasifuddin Dagar's concert.

    May 19, 2018
  • A tradition going strong

    A tradition going strong

    The handicrafts of rural Bengal displayed at Lokshilpa O Karukriti Mela held at Jorasanko Thakurbari are beyond regular decorative items, conveying a plethora of emotions.

    May 19, 2018
  • Back where it began

    Back where it began

    Boasting performances by maestros, a couple of classical soirees lit up Kolkata’s cultural firmament recently.

    May 19, 2018
  • Following in the master’s footsteps

    Following in the master’s footsteps

    Guru Thankamani Kutty’s seminal institution and its illustrious students gave connoisseurs much reason to cheer.

    May 19, 2018
  • Make no sound

    Make no sound

    With exceptional sound design and outstanding performances, director John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place packs a gut-wrenching punch.

    May 19, 2018
  • When pain is power

    When pain is power

    From Mad Max: Fury Road and Atomic Blonde to Tully, Charlize Theron’s characters find strength in endurance in a world dominated by men.

    May 19, 2018
  • An unmissable diplomatic opportunity

    An unmissable diplomatic opportunity

    One month to go, and the Anglo-Saxons are preparing their football fans for the truly horrible time they are going to have at Russia’s World Cup. In the UK, the police have warned England supporters about waving their St George’s flags too enthusiastically on the grounds that it risks coming across as “almost imperialistic”. It …

    May 19, 2018
  • ‘CPM’s trademark  is outside support’

    ‘CPM’s trademark is outside support’

    Sitaram Yechury was unanimously elected General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), for a second term of three years at the party’s 22nd congress at Hyderabad (18-22 April), after securing approval for his line to work with the Congress Party. This happened not long after the party’s Central Committee meet in January rejected …

    May 19, 2018
  • The Personal God

    The Personal God

    Treading on the dolorous path of quotidian existence and the attendant vicissitudes of life, the human being after protracted travails and suffering in one or many births, attains perfection already immanent in him. This is the dominant belief in the philosophy of Hinduism. To attain this perfection is of necessity an unrelenting effort, pre-eminently through …

    May 19, 2018
  • Pakistan must reflect

    Pakistan must reflect

    Ejected by the judiciary from his office of Prime Minister and from the leadership of his party, PML (N), Nawaz Sharif has caused a flutter in Pakistan’s bureaucratic roost, civilian as much as the military. He has even deprecated the increasing tendency of the country’s judiciary to function as a “parallel government”. He may in …

    May 19, 2018
  • Supreme sagacity

    Supreme sagacity

    In what is being interpreted as an interim order to deal with a specific situation, supreme sagacity was exhibited by the apex court on Friday. A three-member bench (Coram: AK Sikri, SA Bobde, Ashok Bhushan, JJ) upheld the dignity of the office of Governor, but cut the incumbent in Bengaluru to size by slashing down …

    May 19, 2018
  • Smart city Dharamshala to have 228 CCTV cameras

    Smart city Dharamshala to have 228 CCTV cameras

    Chief Minister, Jai Ram Thakur said that Rs 2,100 crore smart city project for Dharamshala would not only give a facelift to the town but also provide world standard basic amenities to the residents as well as tourists. Reviewing the progress of smart city project of Dharamshala, he said that augmentation and automation at source …

    May 19, 2018
  • Cong stages protest against Karnataka high drama

    Cong stages protest against Karnataka high drama

    In response to the call given by All India Congress Committee (AICC), Himachal Pradesh Congress cornering Bharatiya Janata Party for high drama in Karnataka, held a protest across the state celebrating on Friday as ‘Save democracy day’. They also submitted a memorandum (MoU) to President of India through Governor Acharaya Devvrat urging him to protect …

    May 18, 2018
  • NSCA demands SC/ST Act in Schedule IX of Constitution

    NSCA demands SC/ST Act in Schedule IX of Constitution

    A Punjab-based Dalit right groups on Friday said demanded the Union government to enact legislation for addition of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 in the Schedule IX of Constitution to insulate it from judicial scrutiny. In a memorandum to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi through the Divisional Commissioner of …

    May 18, 2018
  • Modi govt subverting Constitution: Amarinder

    Modi govt subverting Constitution: Amarinder

    The Punjab Congress, led by Chief Minister (CM) Amarinder Singh on Friday submitted a memorandum to the President, through Governor VP Singh Badnore, protesting against the alleged subversion of the Constitution by the Governor of Karnataka, and seeking his intervention to save the democratic polity of the country. “A grave violation of the Constitution has …

    May 18, 2018