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  • Why Visva-Bharati has its back to the wall

    Why Visva-Bharati has its back to the wall

    Even a hard- core optimist would be left to wonder whether anything is still left of Rabindranath Tagore's " Abode of Peace" to fall back upon. The mess suggests that the institution badly needs to be rescued from politicians and henchmen pretending to respect Tagore.

    November 25, 2020
  • High Court & VB

    High Court & VB

    The court has directed the committee to look into different aspects of the university’s functioning ~ “fundamentally in the mode of mediation and conciliation among the different stakeholders”.

    September 21, 2020
  • Fair and (Un)Lovely

    Fair and (Un)Lovely

    More accurately, Visva-Bharati took over organisation of the Pous Mela in 1951 when it was declared a central university.

    June 9, 2019
  • 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