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BIMAL ROY

FEW DIRECTORS HAVE LEFT SUCH A MARK ON INDIAN CINEMA AS BIMAL ROY. HIS NAME IS INDELIBLY LINKED TO SOME OF THE MASTERPIECES OF INDIAN CINEMA, INCLUDING DO BIGHA ZAMEEN (1953), PARINEETA (1953),MADHUMATI (1958), SUJATA (1959), AND BANDINI (1963) Bimal Roy was born on July 12, 1909, into a landholding family in Dacca in East

DALAI LAMA

LOVE AND COMPASSION ARE NECESSITIES, NOT LUXURIES. WITHOUT THEM HUMANITY CANNOT SURVIVE… I FIND HOPE IN THE DARKEST OF DAYS, AND FOCUS ON THE BRIGHTEST. I DO NOT JUDGE THE UNIVERSE… OUR PRIME PURPOSE IN THIS LIFE IS TO HELP OTHERS. AND IF YOU CANʼT HELP THEM, AT LEAST DONʼT HURT THEM “One great question

KAZI NAZRUL ISLAM

KAZI NAZRUL ISLAM ONCE STATED, ʻEVEN THOUGH I WAS BORN IN THIS COUNTRY, I DONʼT BELONG TO JUST THIS PLACE; I BELONG TO THE WORLD.ʼ KNOWN TODAY AS BIDROHI KOBI, OR THE REBEL POET, IN BENGALI LITERATURE AND THE BULBUL, OR NIGHTINGALE, OF BENGALI MUSIC, KAZI NAZRUL ISLAM WAS CERTAINLY ONE OF THE MOST INSPIRING

ASHAPURNA DEVI

BORN INTO A CONSERVATIVE NORTH KOLKATA BENGALI FAMILY IN 1909, ASHAPURNA DEVI WAS ONE OF THE FIRST FEMALE WRITERS TO, JUSTIFIABLY, CLAIM HER A PLACE AMONG INDIAN AUTHORS. OFTEN REFERRED TO AS THE JANE AUSTEN OF BENGALI LITERATURE, HER CHARISMA AND WILL-POWER TO PURSUE HER INDIVIDUALITY AND YET REMAIN THE TRADITIONAL, SOFT-HEARTED FAMILY WOMAN MAKES

ANNIE BESANT

A BRITISH SOCIALIST, THEOSOPHIST, WOMENʼS RIGHTS ACTIVIST, WRITER AND ORATOR, AND SUPPORTER OF IRISH AND INDIAN SELF-RULE, ANNIE BESANT (OCTOBER 1, 1847 ‒ SEPTEMBER 20, 1933) IS AN INTEGRAL FIGURE IN THE HISTORY OF INDIAʼS STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM. IN 1867, YOUNG ANNE MARRIED FRANK BESANT, A CLERGYMAN, WHEN SHE WAS BARELY 20 YEARS OLD. THEY

TRAMCAR

ALL THESE YEARS LATER, THE FUTURE OF THE tramcar IS, AT BEST, UNCERTAIN. WHATEVER BE THE REASONS, THE VERDICT IS CLEAR. ʻHERITAGEʼ STATUS NOTWITHSTANDING, TRAMS ARE BEING PHASED OUT. MY GRANDFATHER WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY DISAPPOINTED Trams, the dear old ladies, have had a very exciting past. I am just a little uncertain about their

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