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Samayita Poster

Why everyone should watch this documentary on Chandannagar's grandest festival — Jagadhatri Puja

The producer of SAMAYITA (The Healer) explains to us why this docu-feature is not just a mere day-to-day documentation of Chandannagar's Jagadhatri Puja celebrations

Published on 1st October 2019
Jadavpur University, Babul Supriyo

Come to my room, I will tell you who I am: How Babul Supriyo taunted Jadavpur University girl

The minister was, allegedly, heckled and assaulted by the students of Jadavpur University when he visited the campus for an ABVP meet

Published on 20th September 2019
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Jadavpur University students call for protest march, blame ABVP and BJP MP Babul Supriyo for violence

The Union Minister of State was invited at an ABVP event that the SFI union was protesting against. Things took an ugly turn once the minister reached the campus

Published on 20th September 2019
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Doordarshan Kolkata helps reunite mentally-challenged son with parents, who was missing for 2 years

The child's father Kartik Shaw immediately contacted the police, which got in touch with the Doordarshan news unit

Published on 18th September 2019
Rohit Gharami from kolkata

This 23-year-old filmmaker from Kolkata is all about making movies that matter

Rohit wants to make films that portray his vision and talk about relevant aspects of society as well 

Published on 4th September 2019
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A Rags-to-Viral story: Kolkata slum kids somersaulting in video hailed by Olympic gold medallist Nadia Comaneci

The video that has over five lakh views on Twitter was taken by the duo's mentor Shekhar Rao. He uploaded the video on his Facebook page

Published on 4th September 2019
Jadavpur University Kolkata

Kolkata's Jadavpur University conducts tree census in its campus in a bid to prevent cutting of trees

The exercise, as part of which trees in the 58-acre university campus are being mapped through GPS, videographed and awarded number tags, has been launched on August 7

Published on 23rd August 2019
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Jadavpur University students get rape threats for FB post offering help to Kashmiri scholars

The post was put out on August 6 and the threats started pouring in the same night and the phone has not stopped ringing since

Published on 7th August 2019
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#NoToNMC: AIIMS Resident Doctors call for an indefinite strike

The doctors also conducted a march towards the parliament and claimed that the health minister wasn't ready to listen to them

Published on 1st August 2019
India March For Science

Mahabharata's a great literary piece, but not scientific: Why India will March for Science on August 9

The scientists, students and the scientific community at large will march to stop the propagation of unscientific ideas and develop scientific temper

Published on 30th July 2019
Jadavpur University Kolkata

Kolkata's JU wants freshers to sign 'no narcotics, no liquor' declaration in a move to curb abuse inside hostels

The decision comes after students were reportedly found consuming alcohol and taking drugs inside the campus, following which the administration had regulated the entry of outsiders

Published on 23rd July 2019
A Difference in Kolkata when he directed Kabul to Kolkata

This Kolkata filmmaker traced the history of migration of Afghanis to Kolkata through his documentary. Here's how

Diptanshu Chakravarty loves to tell stories about people that will touch your heart. We find out more about the young documentary-maker

Published on 10th July 2019
National Education Policy protest

Why is the SFI burning copies of the draft National Education Policy?

The BJP-led NDA government, the General Secretary of SFI, Mayukh Biswas said, had promised to bring out a draft in 2014 when they came to power which they finally achieved only a month back

Published on 25th June 2019
Rashni Parichha yoga

This 26-year-old from Kolkata was criticised for being skinny. Here's how Yoga changed her life

The 26-year-old digital designer says that she learned her basic yoga exercises from tabloid magazines. She spoke to us about her journey

Published on 20th June 2019
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These school teachers from Bengal are trying to save the Ayodhya Hills from losing their forest cover

Sourav and Suman have been talking green for a decade and are fighting to save 2.5 lakh trees from being cut down in Ayodhya Hill

Published on 10th June 2019

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