Bengali

Regional Indian cinema explores woman-centric content

Regional Indian cinema explores woman-centric content

March 6, 2020

While Bollywood has been producing a lot of women-centric films in the last few years like Queen, Dangal, English Vinglish, Pink and recently Thappad, regional cinemas are not far behind. Indian movies across various languages have also been portraying feminist characters and som...

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70 Indian words in the Oxford dictionary

70 Indian words in the Oxford dictionary

November 4, 2017

Be ready to find words like 'Jugaad' and 'GulabJaamun' in the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary

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Dali and Tagore inspires Indian filmmaker to Cannes

Dali and Tagore inspires Indian filmmaker to Cannes

April 12, 2017

After a brief yet enterprising run in some of the prestigious film festivals around the world, a Bengali film is set to make its presence felt at the Festival de Cannes (Marche du film) this year.

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Indian classical stalwart M Balamurali Krishna passes away

Indian classical stalwart M Balamurali Krishna passes away

November 24, 2016

Mangalampalli Balamurali Krishna, the iconic Carnatic vocalist and musician, who was hailed for his creative skills, passed away in Chennai on November 22, at the age of 86.

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Until next time – immersion of goddess Durga

Until next time – immersion of goddess Durga

October 15, 2016

The Durga Puja in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal in the eastern part of India came to an end yesterday with idols of the goddess Durga being immersed in the Hooghly river.

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A Cup of Cha

A Cup of Cha

September 3, 2016

India is expected to see a significant rise in export of tea, but is still debating whether coffee trumps tea as the national drink .West Bengal’s mandate is resoundingly loud and clear. Cha is what the Bengalis call their tea. Cha is not simply a beverage for Bengal; it is a l...

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Remembring Toru Dutt

Remembring Toru Dutt

September 2, 2016

Toru Dutt can undoubtedly be regarded as the first Indian poet, who composed in English and French. W R Goodman writes in his Quintessence of literary Essays “Although a convert into Christianity, Toru Dutt had imbibed the ancient spirit and love of India” Born in 1856, in a ...

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Balade à Kolkata au fil de l’eau

Balade à Kolkata au fil de l’eau

July 16, 2016

Pour découvrir Kolkata, la perle de l’Est de l’Inde, avec ses splendides bâtiments coloniaux, sa poésie qui imprègne jusqu’aux conversations dans le plus petit café et son syncrétisme religieux et spirituel, il faut commencer le voyage sur l’eau, le long de ce fleuv...

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