25 powerful characters played by Uttam Kumar

On Arun Kumar Chottopadhyay, aka Uttam Kumar’s 36th death anniversary, The Perspective makes a humble effort to list a few of his unforgettable characters that still take back any Bengali filmbuff to the nostalgic days of the iconic actor’s greatest hits Arindam Mukherjee in Nayak Surya Kishor Ray Chowdhury in Sanyasi Raja Antony Firingi, later…

‘I’ll go to the top, the top, the top’… And he did!

“I’ll go to the top, the top, the top” No other dialogue by any character in any other movie has quite symbolised the life of the actor like Uttam Kumar’s character in Nayak. He went to the top and reached such a height that he became untouchable. On top of the mountain he sat with…

BJP following politics of disruption over Mann’s video?

It is said that if you stay with someone for a long time then you tend to imbibe his/her qualities, if not in its entirety, to a certain extent. This seems to be the problem with the Bharatiya Janata Party too in the Upper House of Parliament. Till date, we knew that the Congress follows…

Malkhamb: King of all workouts

Two years ago, a photography-based show on National Geographic Channel asked its contestants to click pictures of India’s ancient game malkhamb. And this year, the incredible malkhamb was clearly the first finalist. Malkhamb is undoubtedly a game that entwines power and perfect balance. The word can be divided into two parts to understand the meaning…

When I fell in love with the Honda Navi

Neelanjan Chakraborty I love two-wheelers even more than cars. Be it a scooter or a motorcycle, an Activa or the R1, I just love the way each decision matters. When I first met the Navi at the Auto Expo, I was pretty impressed with what Honda had done. The bare minimum looks with the promise…

A photowalk in the city of dreams

One of our readers went out on a walk through Mumbai and this is what he found… Mumbai is a city of restraint and excesses. It is a city of dreams and of nightmares, of truth and of dare. Every nook and corner of the city tells a hundred stories.   The Hutatma Chowk derives…

Sidhu’s second innings in politics: A hit or a miss?

The spectacular orator who can rile up masses with political rhetorics is no longer with BJP. According to reports, he is all set to become the Chief Ministerial candidate for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab. Yes, we are talking about none other than Navjot Singh Sidhu who has successfully given a new dimension…

The 90s generation: A brief throwback

There was a time in the distant past when young carefree souls used to run around playgrounds, their eyes sparkling, their lips twisted into mischievous smiles, with the sky ringing with their cheerful laughter. There was a time when in order to look cool in front of their mates they used to suck on mint…

Pak model who said she would strip for Shahid Afridi murdered

Pakistan’s Internet sensation, Qandeel Baloch, the one who had said would strip for Shahid Afridi if Pakistan wins the cricket match against India was reportedly killed by her brother in Multan on Saturday. While some reports say she was shot dead by her brother, some say she was strangled in a case of honour killing….

Bastille Day terror attack: Why France is such a soft target?

France is again reeling after another night of carnage that left around 80 people dead and hundred others injured in the resort city of Nice on late Thursday, plowing through revelers who had gathered to watch fireworks. This happened on the Bastille Day which is the country’s national day marking the beginning of the French…

India’s attack at UN should teach Pakistan a lesson

It is not the first time that Pakistan has raised the ‘K’ issue but this time India lashed out at the country in the most scathing attack at the United Nations (UN) calling it a “misuse” of the platform provided by the UN for a high-level thematic debate on Human Rights. India’s permanent envoy to…

Arunachal verdict: Shot in the arm for Tuki, double whammy for BJP

Delivering a major blow to the BJP government at the Centre, the Supreme Court in a historic judgment on Wednesday restored Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh after quashing the President’s Rule. A five-judge Constitution Bench, in a unanimous and unprecedented verdict, quashed all the decisions of the Governor that had led to imposition of the…