Bengali

  • Rituparno Ghosh brought back the focus on middle class: Rajeev Masand May 30, 2013

    Film journalist Rajeev Masand explains how Rituparno Ghosh filled the void in Bengali cinema and brought back the focus on the middle class. ...
  • FTN: Is culture intolerance increasing in Bengal? February 26, 2013

    A Bengali film has courted controversy after its director alleged political discrimination by the government. The Censor Board in Kolkata denied approval to 'Kangal Malsat', a film by Suman Mukhopadhyay. ...
  • Mahalaya: Durga puja festivities set to begin in Bengal October 15, 2012

    Mahalaya marks the beginning of the Durga puja festivities in West Bengal. The six day countdown to the festivities and celebration have begun. According to legend, the goddess Durga starts her journey from her heavenly abode in Mount Kailash to the earth today. For Bengalis, the tradition is to get up at...
  • The Bong connection in Bollywood October 5, 2012

    It's been the year of Bengali filmmakers it seems. Apart from Anurag Basu's 'Barfi' being named as India's official entry to the Oscars, filmmakers Sujoy Ghosh and Shoojit Sircar too have managed to set the box office ringing with their films that have a Bengali touch. ...
  • Flashback with Bengali actor-director Aparna Sen July 7, 2012

    Noted filmmaker Aparna Sen talks about her most memorable movies. ...
  • Bengali star Prosenjit returns to Bollywood with 'Shanghai' April 25, 2012

    The 90s' actor who had refused to play the second lead in Bollywood movies said he had reasons to sign on the dotted line for 'Shanghai'. ...
  • SRK inaugurates Bengal's first film city April 17, 2012

    Shah Rukh Khan, the brand ambassador of West Bengal inaugurated the Prayag Film City, which is being developed at a cost of Rs 1000 crore. ...
  • Soumitra Chatterjee wins Dada Saheb Phalke award March 22, 2012

    Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee talks about his role he played in Satyajit Ray's Apu trilogy. ...
  • Amitabh Bachchan and his Bong connection July 28, 2011

    The cast and crew of Aarakshan hit Kolkata recently and even there Amitabh Bachchan had a unique way of wooing the crowds. ...
  • Secret Kitchen: The Kolkata special March 20, 2011

    Bikramjit gets you the best food from Kolkata, the city where he not only grew up but also got his passion of food from. ...
  • Secret Kitchen: savouring Bengali sweets October 30, 2010

    In this episode of 'Secret Kitchen' Bikramjit Ray savours the taste of Bengali sweets. ...
  • Five-day long Durga Puja begins today September 22, 2011

    The biggest festival for the Bengalis, Durga Puja, begins today. ...
  • Bengali folk band welcomes Goddess Durga September 25, 2009

    Bengali Folk band Dohar sings a song to welcome Goddess Durga. ...
  • Festive cine fiesta: Films celebrate Durga Puja September 22, 2009

    If you are wondering what makes Bengalis so excited about Durga Puja then take a look at their films. And you will get all your answers. ...
  • Bipasha stars in Rituparno's Shob Charitro Kalponik August 29, 2009

    Bipasha Basu's first Bengali film Shob Charitro Kalponik is all set to hit the silver screen. ...
  • Puja special: Khoi Machch, the authentic Bengali way October 8, 2008

    Did you know how to cook Khoi Machch the authentic Bengali way? CNN-IBN's Food Correspondent Bikramjeet Ray explains. ...
  • Watch: How to prepare authentic Bengali fish curry October 8, 2008

    With Durga Puja round the corner, CNN-IBN food correspondent Bikramjit Ray traveled to Kolkata to savour the traditional dohi maach. And there he meets a local Bengali family who teaches him to cook the authentic dahi maach. ...
  • Oh Calcutta! Nostalgia for old, greetings for new October 5, 2008

    Writer Dominique Lapierre called Kolkata the City of Joy—the name stuck but the clichés about West Bengal’s capital are passé. Kolkata was wary of accepting change but now things have changed and the city’s people are taking change in their strides. From Little China to College Street, the old city...
  • A Bengali New Year wish from the corridors of power April 14, 2008

    Here's a Poila Boishak wish from the three Bengali leaders who often call the shots in the Government. ...