History is a jealous master, claiming every descendant of its originators. One of contemporary literature’s most panoramic historical sagas repeatedly returns to its lodestone to remind us of the inevitability of history’s wages: a great ship, one ... Open Magazine, 1 month ago
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‘If 99.99 per cent of these micro borrowers are good at repaying their loans, why can’t we look at the SMEs and MSMEs and replicate the same model for them with our stringent risk management system,’ Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, chairman and managing director of India’s newest private sector bank, tells Prasanna D Zore/Rediff.com. It took Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, founder of Bandhan Financial Services Limited, a micro financial institution, 14 years to notch one crore customers ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Just a day after former Bengal Under-19 captain Ankit Keshri lost his life due to a freak on-field injury, another young club cricketer, Rahul Ghosh, was hospitalised after sustaining a hit on the head during a second division league match, in Kolkata, on Tuesday morning. Even before the cricket fraternity could come to terms with the Keshri tragedy, Ghosh's accident left them shocked. The incident occurred during a match between Police AC and Vijay Sports Club -- both second division teams in ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Anurag Basu, who has directed films like Gangster and Barfi! is set to return to his roots. Basu had started his career with television, directing several episodes of Tara in 1993. He has also directed quite a few episodes of Kyunkii Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Tthi before branching out into filmmaking. Now, he returns to TV with a brand new adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s Chokher Bali. Designed for television, the film has ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Meet the Big B, a master of (voice) disguises.He’s at it again, that Amitabh Bachchan. The legendary actor is playing a Bengali charater in his next film, Piku, which led us to thinking of his recent attempts at accents. Here are a few that certainly stand out: Piku - Bengali Image: Amitabh Bachchan in Piku. In Shoojir Sircar’s upcoming film, Bachchan plays a constipated Bengali patriarch obsessed with his bowels. While he gets his mannerisms spot-on in the trailer, his Bengali ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! stumbles considerably because of its simplistic plotting, says Raja Sen.Byomkesh Bakshi -- or, if we go with the spelling picked out by director Dibakar Banerjee, Bakshy -- never liked to be called a detective. It is the same in this film too, the man abhorring the stigma and sensationalism a label like “gumshoe” (or, in Bangla, “goenda”) comes with, and instead focussing firmly on seeking the truth, on opening his eyes as wide as he can and ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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