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A Tribute to Auteur Satyajit Ray on His 99th Birth Anniversary

Remembering Satyajit Ray on his 99th birth anniversary | Satyajit Ray ( 2 May 1921 – 23 April 1992)

Love, Power and Femininity: Rediscovering Satyajit Ray’s Mahanagar 

On International Women’s Day Professor Avijit Pathak looks at Satyajit Ray’s Mahanagar—a film released in 1963, and finds a nuanced language of love, courage and femininity which, as he argues, makes Ray’s visual narrative immensely relevant even in contemporary times.

The Gifted Auteur Satyajit Ray and why his Cinema Continues to be Relevant

In this carefully crafted piece, the writer explores four masterpieces by Satyajit Ray to delve into their relevance in contemporary times.

The Cinema of Satyajit Ray will always be Relevant

BIRTH ANNIVERSARY / Indian film director Satyajit Ray stood for an era in film making that was classic, profound and simultaneously communicative and democratic.

The Portrayal of Women in Satyajit Ray’s Films: Not the Usual Brand of feminism By Writaja Samsal

The  Portrayal of Women in Satyajit Ray’s Films: Not the Usual Brand of feminism The artistic genius of Satyajit  Ray lay in his ability to...

Tagore’s Literary Creation and Ray’s Visual Narrative

SPECIAL STORY In this exhaustive piece, the author has revisited Tagore’s novel Ghare Baire and Ray’s cinematic representation of the novel; here is an attempt to understand the tales of human emotions and aspirations.

A Film, a City and the Tales of Politico-ethical Turmoil

Is Pratidwandi—a ‘political’ film directed by Satyajit Ray, and released in 1970—relevant today?

Three Lessons of Teaching

At a time when academic bureaucrats are obsessed with ‘ranking’ and ‘measurement’, a teacher speaks of what is immeasurable—the joy of teaching.

The New Leam celebrates its fifth year…Carrying the Lamp of Truth

At a time when gigantic corporate  media houses shape our ways of seeing the world, it is not easy to remain committed to a...

Beyond Instrumental Reasoning: Education As Awakened Intelligence

Amid our obsession with technical/instrumental education, is it necessary to think differently and reimagine the very meaning of education?

With the Passing of Soumitra Chatterjee, the Maverick, the World of Cinema Will Never Be the Same Again

Soumitra Chatterjee exemplified the quintessential actor with his subtle performance, eye for detail and deep passion for cinema as a form. His death symbolises an unprecedented loss for world cinema.

The Universal Appeal of Rabindranath Tagore

On the occasion of Rabindranath Tagore’s birth anniversary The New Leam sent a series of questions to Professor Avijit Pathak . His responses throw light on the poet, his literary and philosophic creations, his educational practices and his engagement with Mahatma Gandhi.