Debesh Banerjee

Articles By Debesh Banerjee

The Killing Fields

A Delhi-based filmmaker revisits the 1983 Nellie massacre of Assam.

From Biryani to gur-ka-sharbat: Ramzan celebration at Jama Masjid is a delight for foodies

Ramzan nights glow with colourful stories across India. In Old Delhi, a gur ka sharbat sells for Rs 5.

A Mountain of Dreams

An Oxford University researcher’s short film about the rising youth unemployment in Uttarakhand will be part of university and school curriculum across the UK.

I hated MGR’s politics but loved his cinema

Shobasakthi on his yearning to return to Sri Lanka, his political allegiances and why violence solves nothing.

Living in the Shadows

Ammar Aziz’s film A Walnut Tree throws light on the life of those displaced by Pakistan’s war on terror.

Oreo caught with its hand in the cookie ad jar

50-ft mural festooned with cookie imagery painted on the wall of Moolchand underpass but authorities have no idea how it came up.

Screening At IIC Today: 2012 Manesar protest becomes subject of documentary

132-minute documentary “The Factory”, shows the aftermath of that incident that was over within a few hours that evening.

Follow Me if You Can: Photographer’s unique picture travelogue makes waves

Murad Osmann, creator of the popular #followmeto Instagram account, on creating unique travel images.

Under the Circumstances

Filmmaker Hardik Mehta’s directorial debut, which is based on Vikramaditya Motwane’s short story, is about a young man who undergoes circumcision.

I would like to do Hindi cinema on my own terms, says Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan on his mentor K Balachander, controversies around his films and his daughters Shruti and Akshara. .

Life in a Metro

A short film by Farhad Dehlvi, about living alone in a big city, premiered at Cannes yesterday.

Home Alone: Filmmaker Vinod Kapri talks about his next film

National Award-winning filmmaker Vinod Kapri's next feature is a single character film based on a two-year-old girl.

Something to Chew On

A film looks at the link between Kolkata street vendors and office-goers.

Dream Catcher

Pushpendra Singh’s directorial debut brings to screen a popular Rajasthani folk tale, about a woman who is afraid to dream.

On the Beach Front

Some rare images from World War I highlight the contribution of Indian soldiers in the campaign of Gallipoli.

The Monk and his Camera

Khyentse Norbu talks why he is not an ideal spiritual guru.

Freedom Rider

Raj Amit Kumar on his banned film Un-Freedom that explores taboos on religion and sexuality .

‘Masaan’ director Neeraj Ghaywan says film’s title is a metaphor for the circle of life

Neeraj Ghaywan’s debut feature film, Masaan, which looks at the lesser-known facets of Varanasi, is part of the Official Selection at Cannes this year.

Colours of Success

Tale of caste oppression in India’s hinterland won favour among critics at Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.

Notes from the Past

A book on the life of Dhirendranath Ganguly chronicles the filmmaker’s contribution to Bengali cinema .