Celebrating the genius of Satyajit Ray through one film

To watch any Satyajit Ray movie is to watch his meticulous attention to detail. To watch his 1963 classic Mahanagar on his 102nd birth anniversary today is no different.

There is a way to describe my engagement with Ray films. Both in my mother tongue Gujarati and the language I naturally slip into, Hindi, there is an expression for my condition. मुझे सत्यजीत रे की लत पड़ी है. एक तरह से बीमारी है जिसका सिर्फ एक ही इलाज है. उनकी फ़िल्में देखना. (I am addicted to Satyajit Ray. The only cure to that addiction is to watch his films.)

EbixCash becomes the first to offer UPI to foreigners visiting India; launch at Bangalore G20 summit

EbixCash Limited, a subsidiary of Ebix, Inc., a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial, healthcare, and e-learning industries, has become the first company in India to pioneer, launch and enable Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions for foreign nationals visiting India. This new capability will allow a Foreign national visiting India to pay for goods and services in India, using UPI in seconds.

Choking funding to terrorism is a need of the hour

Terrorist attacks are highly responsive to funding availability, and financial counter-terrorism can therefore be effective in reducing terrorism casualties, according to research conducted by Nicola Limodio, Assistant Professor of Finance at Bocconi University Visiting Fellow at the Economics Department and the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance at Princeton University.

Labor of Love: Kolkata man gets silicon statue of wife who died of Covid in 2021

Love, they say, knows no bounds and, for the steadfast, even death cannot do them part. Kolkata’s Tapas Sandilya epitomizes eternal love. This retired government employee never stopped missing his wife, Indrani, after she passed away in May 2021, during the second wave of Covid. To once again feel the reassuring presence of his loving wife beside him, Sandilya has got a lifelike silicon statue made of her.

Justice Katju: ‘Hindi is already the link language of India’

Justice Katju: A controversy has arisen in India over the decision of the Madhya Pradesh government of teaching in Hindi in medical colleges in the state. In this article, I will not go into the correctness or otherwise of this decision, but will instead discuss the general issue relating to Hindi, particularly in the light of the strong opposition to it in the state of Tamil Nadu.

The doctors’ agitation 

Justice Markandey Katju-   Doctors in several hospitals in several states in India are agitating for getting security, following the beating up of two interns in a hospital in Kolkata following the death of an old patient. The patient’s relatives were of the opinion that death was due to doctors’ negligence. While one must condemn […]

Jai Ho

  Partha Chakraborty  – A bearish stance against secular growth of India will be a sore loser…       Over three weeks I crisscrossed thousands of miles in India by rail and by road – waking up with infinite loops of sugary milk tea in small glasses at no-name places, eating exclusively in roadside […]