Manish Gupta

  • 'Om Dar B Dar' review: Still ahead of its time, this film will challenge your depth January 18, 2014

    Cast: Anita Kanwar, Lalit Tiwari, Gopi Desai, Manish Gupta, Aditya Lakhia Director: Kamal Swaroop When I got the news that PVR is releasing 'Om Dar B Dar' after 25 years of its 'origin', I felt 'different'. Was the film incomprehensible in 1988, was it made ahead of its time, and are we...
  • If you are paranoid about English, English Bites is the book for you May 30, 2013

    English used to give me nightmares at some point of time in my life. So much that I couldn't interact with my classmates and teachers when I was admitted to a new school because of the rule that if you speak in Hindi, you will have to pay a fine...
  • WB Assembly plunges in darkness during power minister's reply December 12, 2012

    Kolkata: The West Bengal assembly on Wednesday plunged into darkness when state Power Minister Manish Gupta was replying during the Question Hour. Congress member Asit Mitra asked about the progress of Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyut Yojana in the state when the lights went off as soon as Gupta stood up...
  • Delhi: MCD likely to hike parking charges May 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The newly-trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) announced on Wednesday that it was likely to increase the parking charges. In the first interaction with the media, commissioners of the newly created North, South and East Delhi municipal corporations laid out their ideas for the road ahead. "The focus will be...
  • Kolkata: the rising new faces of TMC May 15, 2011

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee's choice of candidates has stood out from those of the Left Front. Introducing not only new faces, but also new ideas seen as an interesting shift in Bengal politics. From giant slayer Manish Gupta, the State former chief secretary who defeated Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee...
  • TMC's Manish Gupta defeats Buddhadeb May 13, 2011

    Kolkata: Left Front's decimation in West Bengal was complete on Friday with Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee losing the Jadavpur seat to Trinamool Congress candidate Manish Gupta, a former chief secretary. Manish Gupta, who was chief secretary in 1998 during the tenure of Jyoti Basu and retired in 2001 serving one year...
  • WB polls: Voters demolish Left leadership May 13, 2011

    Kolkata: As the Trinamool Congress-Congress combine heads for a landslide win in West Bengal on Friday, most of the Left stalwarts lost their seats as angry voters punished leaders of the world's longest ruling elected Communist government for non-performance. After seven straight victories, the Left Front government in West Bengal on...
  • The Stoneman Murders documents Mumbai killings February 5, 2009

    Mumbai: Debutant filmmaker Manish Gupta tries to uncover the mystery behind the gruesome Stoneman Murders killings that haunted Mumbai in 1983. The film looks into the series of incidents were pavement dwellers were found murdered while they slept the serial killer left behind a mark at every crime scene a...
  • Mumbai’s serial killer Stoneman comes on-screen February 5, 2008

    Mumbai: After capturing a slice of reality on the big screen with Bandit Queen years ago, producer Bobby Bedi is set to bring yet another real incident to celluloid. The film titled, Stoneman, looks at Mumbai's dreaded serial killer of the 80s. The space around Sion hospital in Mumbai was...