Rinki Roy Bhattacharya’s take on International Women’s Day. “The birth of a daughter was not a source of anxiety during the vedic period, in the post vedic phase, becomes a source of disaster to the father. Thus it was said the birth of a son is bliss incarnate, while the daughter is the root of family misery.” Quoted from Dr Neera Desai & Dr Maitreyi Krishnaraj It is no co incidence that Indian daughters develop low self-worth. Our language sayings abound in ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Eyebrows were raised when Bimal Roy cast the unknown Suchitra Sen opposite Dilip Kumar in Devdas (1955). But if Dilip Kumar was tailor-made for Devdas, the charismatic heroine was born to play Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s tragic heroine, Parvati. Bimal Roy's daughter Rinki Roy Bhattacharya pays tribute to Suchitra Sen. The woman, who stood talking to my mother, did not resemble a glittering film star. She did not have the bright red lips nor did she wear tons of ornaments that a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Noted lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar, best known for penning memorable hits like Tujhse Naaraaz Nahi and Tere Bina Zindagi Se besides directing critically acclaimed films like Aandhi and Mausam, was chosen April 12 for the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke ...India-West, 5 days ago
With Durga as the theme, violence against women was a telling point to ponder, writes tapati chowdhurie A RECENT evening of dance and poetry entitled Shakti came across as a worthy endeavour on the part of Shibaranjani to stop violence against ...The Statesman, 1 month ago
The 13th edition of Mumbai International Film Festival honoured several women documentary filmmakers recently. Noted director Bimal Roy's daughter and documentary filmmaker Rinki Roy Bhattacharya writes. Documentary filmmaking is born out of deep conviction and passion, and not for commercial gain or greed.But the road leading to it is strewn with thorns and many hardships and endless struggle to raise funds.So we celebrated when the Mumbai International Film Festival started nearly ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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