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Witness in Our Time: photo-journalists tell their story

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By Soham Gupta in New Products on Saturday 13 August 2011

This book is for anyone interested in frank testimonials about the human race. Twenty-two of the best photo-journalists today share their experiences with you. A must for any sensitive person.

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Photo series on the children of rural Bengal

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By Soham Gupta in New Photography on Friday 12 August 2011

Children in Rural Bengal are in a much worse condition socio-economically as compared to the disadvantaged children of urban areas. The plight of these children is virtually unknown to a large mass of people, which makes the situation critical. The political tensions of the recent past in West Bengal is also responsible for making life a little more tougher. While this essay does not particularly focus on the hardships of rural children, it lays emphasis on those innocent ones whose lives and futures are being played with … by politicians.

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Turtles Can Fly: first film made in Iraq after Saddam’s fall

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By Soham Gupta in New Film on Friday 12 August 2011

The first film made in Iraq after Saddam’s fall, Turtles Can Fly is not for the faint-hearted. It jerks you to confront the reality of the world today. It is sad that not many films of this kind are still made today.

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Kabir Suman: legendary Bengali singer-songwriter

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By Soham Gupta in New Music on Friday 12 August 2011

Kabir Suman is a singer-songwriter in Bengal who changed the music scene there in the 1990s. His urban, socially conscious songs draw upon both Bengali modern and Western folk, along with protest music.

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Splitscreen: a short film shot on a mobile phone

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By Soham Gupta in New Film on Friday 12 August 2011

Shot with a humble mobile phone, Splitscreen is a short film that proves that fancy gears and big budgets don’t necessarily make good films. All you need is your creativity. The more I see this film, the more I realize the eternal truth of life: if you have a will, you’ll find your way.

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