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यह है असली कामयाबीनरेंद्र मोदी सरकार के पिछले तीन साल की सबसे बड़ी सफलता क्या है? अगर आपको नहीं मालूम तो इस बात पर मत चौंकिए कि प्रचार-वीर सरकार ने अब तक बताया क्यों नही [...]

- anshuman tiwari

जो नहीं जानते ख़ता क्या हैजो पीडि़त हैं वही क्यों पिटते हैं?काली कमाई और भ्रष्टाचार पर गुर्राई नोटबंदी अंतत: उन्हीं पर क्यों टूट पड़ी जो कालिख और लूट के सबसे बड़े शिकार हैं.जवा [...]

- anshuman tiwari

ताकि, सनद रहे !गलत सिद्ध होने का संतोष,  कभी कभी, सही साबित होने से ज्यादा कीमती होता है. सरकारी फैसलों पर  सवाल उठाना और आगाह करना कोई क्रांति नहीं है. यह तो पत्रका [...]

- anshuman tiwari

नोटबंदी का तिलिस्मी  खाताचलिए, काला धन तलाशने में सरकार की मदद करते हैं. नोटबंदी को गुजरे एक साल गुजर गया. कोई बड़ी फतह हाथ नहीं लगी. ले-देकर गरीब कल्याण योजना में आए 5,000 कर [...]

- anshuman tiwari

याद हो के न याद होराजनेताओं की सबसे बड़ी सुविधा खत्म हो रही है. लोगों की सामूहिक विस्मृति का इलाज जो मिल गया है.जॉर्ज ऑरवेल (1984) ने लिखा था कि अतीत मिट गया है, मिटाने [...]

Posts in category CULTURE

DIFF 2016 – A Peek at the Indian Shor...

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Short films, like short stories have come now to stay. At a time when the consumer himself is the producer and everyone has an apparent scarcity of time, short films suit every stake holder.  Generally the budget of a short film is far less than a commercial venture which makes the young enthusiast try his/her luck at film-making. Yet, like [...]

‘Illuminating Ray’ A Critique on Gast...

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A lot has been written on Satyajit Ray and his work but well-informed, respectful but objective criticism remains hard to find. The time is more than ripe for mature, thoroughgoing reassessments of Ray’s cinema – and, for that matter, his literary work – but despite occasional interesting efforts in this direction, the overall picture is ble [...]

The Pather Panchali Sketchbook – An I...

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Arguably India’s greatest filmmaker Satyajit Ray prepared the script of his first filmPather Panchali in the form of a sketch book in lieu of a traditional screenplay. The sketches were a visual guide to the film maker and one can’t but be astonished to see that there is indeed a very close resemblance between the sketches and the actual fil [...]

Myths about Guru Dutt

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Fifty years after his untimely death, Guru Dutt is still with us. His films are etched in public memory; his creative life is a text book for film makers and students of cinema. But it is his death, or rather the manner of it that has added that certain ingredient of enduring mystery and magnetism that makes us place him on a different level [...]

In Search of Sikh Heritage

Bilot Fort Temples built by Raja Till And Bill in 500 Ad to 700 Ad these two brothers was last Rajas of HIndu Shahi in North west Punjab — in Bilot, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
Few weeks back, in Palmyra (Syria), ISIS terrorists razed 2000 year old temple structures to dust. It was not the first such incident, in 2001 Taliban blew up the statues of ‘ Buddhas of Bamiyan’ by dynamite. Devil of bigotry never rests. Religious intolerance believes in demolishing anything which looks different from its own de [...]

An Indian Film Theory?

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For quite some time now film scholars have discussed and debated the relevance and importance of the ‘national’ cinema vis-a-vis the Western or more prevalent Hollywood films. They have argued the scope of cultural specificity in the paradigm of cinema studies and have observed that within the national cinema as well there are ‘centre’-s and [...]

Love as Obsession: Reading Alfred Hit...

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In his seminal book The Imaginary Signifier: Psychoanalysis and the Cinema, Christian Metz remarked ‘…film is like a mirror… although… everything comes to be projected, there is one thing, and one thing only that is never reflected in it: the spectator’s own body…the mirror suddenly becomes a clear glass’. We will here, try to understand and [...]

Ravi Shankar: Strings of Power

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On Sunday 1 August, 1971, a unique charity concert was organized at the most high profile centre of American music – New York’s Madison Square Garden. This concert, planned for the victims of a devastating cyclone and ongoing liberation war in Bangladesh, was the first charity concert ever to be held. The concert, a brainchild of Pandit Rav [...]

Enlightened Path: Rabindranath

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Even though his 150 birth anniversary had been celebrated with much fanfare by the government, seven decades after his death, Rabindranath Thakur’s legacy seems largely restricted to Bengal. Even in Bengal, as well as in Bangladesh, his chief legacy seems to be his songs. In reality, Rabindranath(1861-1941), the greatest flower of Bengal Ren [...]

At the Confluence of East and West

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“Today transcendental meditation, Yoga, Indian philosophy, Hindu and Buddhist religions are some of the strongest points in enhancing India’s soft power quotient in the West. Many Indian religious teachers and organizations have since followed the same path to their Western audiences but it was the pioneering mission of Swami Vivekanan [...]

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