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  • Apurba Jahangir

  • When I met Apu

    My introduction to Soumitra Chatterjee happened in a strange way. It was in the early 2000s, around the month of September, when Nrityanchal used to host dance festivals of three or four days.
  • Ray: The man behind Bengali cinema

    Around 1948, cine clubs were flourishing in Kolkata. A new wave of intellectuals was on the rise. These people thought of cinema to be the voice of the commoners, of the middle class and not just a studio dependent entertainment medium.
  • STRINGS, KNOBS AND ROCK AND ROLL

    To this day he is considered a living legend in the music community—yet he doesn’t sing or play any instrument. Abdur Rafique – known as the first true roadie, the first guitar technician, a musician’s doctor, the real life MacGyver – is the oldest music technician of Bangladesh.
  • MEMORIES OF BLOOD AND TERROR

    It was a Thursday. Madhushudan Dey, owner of the famous Dhaka University Modhur Canteen, went off on his business around noon.
  • Charulata - The Art of Adaptation

    In 1901, after coming back to Shantiniketan from the tiring experience of running a zamindari in Shilaidaha, Rabindranath Tagore wrote the short story Nashtanirh (The Broken Nest), a love triangle set in 19th century Bengal.
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