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Andrey Konchalovskiy’s ‘The Postman’s White Nights’ (2014): An Uncannily Moving Portrait of a Forgotten Community

By Arun Kumar

The Postman’s White Nights (2014) is an elegiac poem about a gradually perishing community. Director Andrey Konchalovskiy’s unforced quasi-documentary approach and perfect realization of this almost mythical atmosphere offers a deeply reflective cinematic experience.


‘Wings’ (1966): A Nuanced Character Study of a Woman’s Mid-Life Crisis

By Arun Kumar
Larisa Sheptiko’s second film Wings (Krylya, 1966) possesses the graceful blend of vicious realism and wistful lyricism, a tone that was preceded by the likes of Mikhail Kalatozov (Cranes are Flying) and followed by the likes of Aleksei German (Trial on the Road, My Friend Ivan Lapshin) and Andrey Konchalovsky (Siberiade).

Book Excerpt: From Arun Kumar’s ‘Understanding the Black Economy and Black Money in India’

By Arun Kumar
The actual input-output ratio of the economy is lower than that suggested by the white economy. This results in problems of planning and failure in execution. In simple terms, suppose the government is planning for 100 while the economy is actually 162 (because of the black economy), so the state is planning for the wrong amount of requirement of steel, energy, transportation and so on.