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The clay idols of the Goddess Durga and her children, along with Mahisasura are famous across the world though this is a festival exclusive to the Bengalis everywhere. It is an international event and....

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In this rat-race called Indian cinema – mainstream, mid-stream or off-mainstream, to survive for more than two decades is nothing short of a miracle. Yet, here is one actor of international renown w....

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One wonders what makes Indian filmmakers, veteran, new, would-be and has-been, rush with their films to the next international film festival to screen their latest film. Does this augur well for their....

On Mrinal Sen's his 90th birthday, celebrated by individuals, fans, young filmmakers and different organizations associated with the Bengali film industry, organized a grand celebrations within a pack....

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