Tag: Pous Mela

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  • Fair and (Un)Lovely

    Fair and (Un)Lovely

    The Visva-Bharati University authorities have opted for a disingenuous route to deception. Indeed, the initiative would have been ludicrous were it not for the grave implications for the environment in Tagore’s creation. In the face of the National Green Tribunal’s order to strictly restrict the Pous Mela in December to three days, the central university …

    July 21, 2017
  • Fair and (un)lovely

    Fair and (un)lovely

    Exactly 122 years after Maharshi Debendranath Tagore, father of Rabindranath, initiated the Pous Mela in Santiniketan, the National Green Tribunal has raised certain issues that are of fundamental and contemporary import. True, the three-day festival, which runs for a fortnight unofficially, is integral to the legacy bequeathed by the Tagores. True also that it still …

    August 20, 2016