"From the tagline of the film to the last scene, the word “kranti” (Revolution) was reiterated several times, and very interestingly, as all roads lead to Rome, all of the revolutions were also carefully made to lead either to the post of the chief, or to the lap of a woman. Reducing each and every aspect of political flaw and ideological bankruptcy of the separatist movement into the domain of sexual frustration may make the long died famous dream interpreter happy, but is surely ruining the political future of our country". Anirban Ghatak of Pragoti editorial team reviews Gulaal.
Ari Folman's Waltz with Bashir has won international acclaim with several awards and an Academy nomination for the Foreign Language Film category. "More than a quarter of a century after the atrocities in Sabra and Shatila, during which approximately 2,000 civilians were brutally murdered, we are witnessing a perverse moment: an apparently "anti-war" Israeli film wins several Israeli and international film awards in a context not only of Israel's ongoing brutal occupation, violations of international law, racism and denial of refugee rights, but also while fresh atrocities are committed by Israeli forces in Gaza", writes Naira Antoun.
Suranjan Basu (1957-2002) was an artist who worked primarily as a printmaker besides a few forays into water-colour and gouache on paper. He was one of the unquestioned masters of wood-cut and lithograph in India. Seagull Foundation of Arts presented Suranjan Basu’s works in an exhibition titled ‘Suranjan Basu - A Retrospective’ in Kolkata in November 2008.
Pragoti introduces Suranjan Basu to its readers. Arijit Bhattacharya reviews the exhibition for Pragoti.
A review of John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark and Richard York's book: Critique of Intelligent Design.
Pragoti editorial team's Subhanil Chowdhury reviews A Wednesday in our weekly feature of film reviews.