It is now established as a party of the Northeast and the only opposition in West Bengal
West Bengal and Assam, important for ideological reasons, are less likely to play a role in BJP’s immediate future
When the woman made a radical choice, Ray was uncomfortable. He was more comfortable showing women taking a stand against institutional orthodoxy
It is easy to see why Ray’s films were classed as arthouse in the West. In Calcutta, they were screened in cinemas which showed regular Bengali films, whose audiences in the 1950s and 1960s didn’t watch much Hindi cinema
Satyajit Ray never touched alcohol, and listened to a sonata by Beethoven on his turntable gramophone at breakfast. What else could possibly be required for the biodata of a Calcutta god?
But you could always trust Satyajit Ray to say what he meant. His opinions were sharp, to the point