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The Literary Express: How trains carried forward

Among forms of transport as settings for stories, trains seem the most popular. Rail travel may not have the speed or 'glamour' of air travel, or the well-heeled ambience of, say, a cruise ship, but still has its own charm and mystique that lends itself well to stories.

Satyajit Ray institute teachers suspended over sexual harassment

Satyajit Ray institute teachers suspended over sexual harassment

The Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute has suspended three faculty members following allegations of sexual harassment.

Satyaji Ray's son to bring Feluda stories in one film

Satyaji Ray's son to bring Feluda stories in one film

"Monchora", a romantic drama, is an adaptation of a story by Bengali author Saradindu Bandyopadhyay, Sandip said. 

I take influences from Satyajit Ray's work: Shoojit Sircar

I take influences from Satyajit Ray's work: Shoojit Sircar

 He has framed sensitive situations of conflict zones in films like "Yahaan" and "Madras Cafe" and narrated simple but effective stories with "Vicky Donor" and "Piku". And director Shoojit Sircar says he tries to take influences from world cinema's greatest auteur Satyajit Ray's work and infuse them in his projects.

Satyajit Ray's 'Apu Trilogy' in top five greatest Asian films

Satyajit Ray's 'Apu Trilogy' in top five greatest Asian films

Celebrated filmmaker Satyajit Ray's 'The Apu Trilogy' is among the top five greatest Asian films of all-time, it was announced at the Busan International Film Festival here.

Kalpana Patowary to pay tribute to Ray in 'Har Har Byomkesh'

Popular Bhojpuri singer Kalpana Patowary will pay tribute to iconic filmmaker Satyajit Ray in the upcoming Bengali film "Har Har Byomkesh".

No need to replicate 'Pather Panchali': Sharmila Tagore

No need to replicate 'Pather Panchali': Sharmila Tagore

Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, who was introduced in films by legendary storyteller Satyajit Ray in "Apur Sansar" in 1959, believes there is no need to replicate the maestro's films.

I copy Satyajit Ray: Shoojit Sircar

Describing Satyajit Ray's masterpiece "Pather Panchali" as the Bible of his life, Bollywood director Shoojit Sircar has conceded he copies the works of the maestro.

Satyajit Ray's portrait at UN exhibition

Satyajit Ray's portrait at UN exhibition

Indian film maestro Satyajit Ray is among the 16 global thinkers whose portraits have been displayed here at the UN art exhibition titled “The Transformative Power of Art”. They have been recognised for contributing to the common good of humanity.

Satyajit Ray's widow Bijoya Ray dead

Film maestro Satyajit Ray's widow Bijoya Ray, a lifelong inspiration for the master, died at a private nursing home here on Tuesday following an acute pneumonia attack, a nursing home spokesman said.

Retrospective pays tribute to Rabindranath Tagore

Retrospective pays tribute to Rabindranath Tagore

Seeking to cater to the film connoisseurs here, a day-long film festival paying tributes to Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore was organised here.

Satyajit Ray's 94th birth anniversary celebrated with a special notebook

A notebook dedicated to the works of the maestro was launched today to mark Satyajit Ray's 95th birth anniversary today.

I wanted to work again with Swatilekha: Soumitra

Actor Soumitra Chatterjee, who is starring opposite Swatilekha Sengupta 30 years after they paired in Satyajit ray's "Ghare Baire", said he wished they had worked earlier.

Story is always my top priority: Tarun Majumder

Director Tarun Majumder says as a filmmaker he has always followed Satyajit Ray by giving priority to story-telling above all.

Satyajit Ray's masterpiece 'The Apu Trilogy' restored

 Indian master filmmaker Satyajit Ray's masterpiece "The Apu Trilogy" has been restored and will be released in US theatres beginning May 8 by Janus Films, leading distributor of classic foreign films.

Satyajit Ray's masterpiece ‘The Apu Trilogy’ restored

Satyajit Ray's masterpiece ‘The Apu Trilogy’ restored

Indian master filmmaker Satyajit Ray's masterpiece ‘The Apu Trilogy’ has been restored and will be released in US theatres beginning May 8 by Janus Films, leading distributor of classic foreign films.

Story Satyajit Ray wanted to turn into film to be out in English

 A story by a doyen of Bangladesh literature, which Satyajit Ray fervently wanted to turn into a film, is being translated into English for the first time by a leading Indian publisher.

'Paddington' inspired by Ray's Apu: Director

'Paddington' inspired by Ray's Apu: Director

A fan of Satyajit Ray's works, London-based Paul King, says that for his latest directorial "Paddington", he was hugely inspired by the legendary Indian filmmaker's "The Apu Trilogy" and that he's tried to capture Apu's emotions in the movie's bear.

'Hope Feluda series brings back audiences to Bengali films'

 In the wake of dwindling audiences for Bengali movies, filmmaker Sandip Ray banked on big screen adaptation of master storyteller Satyajit Ray's Feluda novels to bring back audiences to the regional cinema.

Satyajit Ray felt filmmakers must be connected to reality: Govind Nihalani

Recalling the criticism levelled against legendary Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray for shying away from real and political issues, National Award-winning director Govind Nihalani said the icon took it in his stride and later acknowledged the fact that filmmakers must be connected to reality.