A Cloud-Capped Star Sets

A Cloud-Capped Star Sets

Suddenly, a very happy day turned out to be not so happy. It was my wife’s birthday yesterday, and she was celebrating a special birthday in Kolkata with her friends and family (we don’t call it extended family there — it’s just family). She...
The Passing of Rituparno Ghosh

The Passing of Rituparno Ghosh

I just got some bad news from Calcutta. Noted filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh suddenly died this morning. He was 49. In some ways, Ghosh reminded us of Fassbinder. In their separate social contexts and possibilities, they both challenged the “normal” society and...