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Plea to save Mother EARTH

I am referring to the time earlier when Darjeeling was in its pristine state. During the time when Darjeeling was described as a lovely, beautiful forested land, when she was worthy of being called the 'Queen of Hills' … Darjeeling's corrugated hills were beautiful until they were touched by the corrupt minds of humans.

Nationalism and the idea of India

Conversely, in the present scenario, the idea of nationalism propagated by Tagore might be deemed controversial as we are witnessing various narratives of nationalism which are stringent in their outlook and do not want to compromise with their set idea or version of nationalism.

Eklavya’s kinship with ancient North Bengal

Eklavya, a character from the longest recorded epic Mahabharata, who disparages the heroic greatness of Arjuna, the gallant conqueror of the great epic and gleams with his chivalry, his sacrifice, and his devotion to the preceptor, somehow had a kinship with the ruler of ancient North Bengal, which was famously known as Pundravardhana in the primordial period.

A major contemporary thinker

Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, one of the most celebrated economists in the world, pens his thoughts and asks pertinent questions inhis narrative, The Idea of Justice.

Steeped in history

Local people are hardly aware of the historical legacy attached to the Anandamoyee Kalibari in Siliguri that came into existence way back in 1915, a place which was originally a meeting place for revolutionaries.

Need for ‘Maasika Mahotsav’

'Maasika Mahotsav' is the brainchild of 'A Period of Sharing', an initiative by an organisation called Muse founded by Amritha Mohan and Nishant Bangera. The main aim of this festival is to break the stereotypes which have been continuing in our society since ages.