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  • Penetrating a men’s club

    It was definitely after office hours when a phone call came and made me panic. The number on my screen was unknown but it was pretty easy to guess where the call came from. The law enforcement bodies have a digit sequence that most journalists in the city are trained to recognise.

  • Cine Brothers

    The director is a pivotal figure in the making of a feature film. The singular focus ensures the homogeneity of the plot and of the story of the film. The redoubtable Dilip Kumar in his twilight years used to dabble in the work of his director. The Hindi version of Sagina Mahato is mentioned as a reference.

  • When WW II came to Germany

    In his movie "Fury" Brad Pitt plays the role of a Sergeant of American Army advancing well inside Germany in the last phase of WWII. He observes - 'ideals are peaceful but war is violent'. This sums up the blood bath that WW II was.

  • “Remember, remember, the 12th of December”

    Last year around April, I was going through a whirlwind trip. I wasn't much of a morning person; nevertheless I was forcing myself to get up at the crack of dawn so that I don't end up missing my ride to the next destination.

  • To walk alone, but strong

    In the year 1905 Lord Curzon, the viceroy of India announced the partition of Bengal. The provincial state of Bengal had an area of 189,000 square miles and a population of nearly 80 million.

  • Not Another Hashtag

    Women in Bangladesh have always been warned not to go out late at night, because it is unsafe.

  • What's Real and What's Not

    How we perceive other people and how we are perceived depends immensely on our own characters.


    Remember the sitcom, Friends? Of course you do. Remember the time how panicked Chandler and Monica became when they

  • Taste of Summer

    Summer is hot. Even countries with bitingly cold winter can have hot summer. Deserts and arid plains is naturally hot and the

  • Gramophone's Gauhar Jaan

    Gauhar Jaan was a songstress of Hindustani music who came into limelight in the last decade of 19th century and dominated the first...