Monthly Archives: May, 2017

The Lowland – a tale of brotherhood, betrayal and Bengal

Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland is many things, but the one thing it is not is a pleasant story. It is not one of those...

10 quotes of Ramakrishna that hit us hard in the 21st century

Ramakrishna - a saint, a mystic, a leader, a visionary, a trailblazer and - a simply a son. Khudiram Chattopadhyay was a priest who lived...

Have you seen this short film on Rabi Thakur made by Ray?

Rabindranath Tagore, the short film was released by Satyajit Ray on the occasion of Rabi Thakur’s 100th birth anniversary. A black and white film,...

‘Mahapurush’ Charuprakash Ghosh and his marvellous film roles

Every film lover fondly remembers Mahapurush aka Birinchi Baba aka the man who gave Einstein the E=mc2. But do you know about the master...

What happens when one dies with or without a Will

The legal discourse has been provided to HalfSamosa by Mr. Pradeep Ghose, Retired Senior Advocate who practiced in Patna High Court, Jharkhand High Court...

7 black and white films of Aparna Sen we can see again & again

Aparna Sen has been a gift to Bengali cinema. Since her debut, she has been unstoppable as an actress, director and screenwriter. A Padmashri and...

Follow these simple steps to protect yourself from Wannacry & more cyber attacks

Wannacry is a ransomeware that has brought down the world showing how much insecure we all are digitally. That is why we must all...

Young love separated by realities: A review of Cafe Society

Young love separated by realities: Woody Allen keeps it real with a pinch of humour in Cafe Society Kolkata is one such city in India...

The best 8 electric cars you can buy in India

Ask anyone in India about electric cars and most would not know about it. In India, cars mean either a petrol or diesel cars....

The Six Costliest Cars in the World

There is the car - and then is the super car. These super cars are super costly, wonderfully designed and each car is a...

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