Tag: Rabindranath Tagore

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  • Can of Worms

    Can of Worms

    The money that was withdrawn has allegedly been siphoned off to the almost incredible extent that no work relating to the digging of ponds was carried out under the Mahatma Gandhi NREGS.

    June 26, 2019
  • On the lookout for a goal

    On the lookout for a goal

    Some may bemoan the fact that he should have taken a stronger stance.

    June 24, 2019
  • His tryst with the reel world

    His tryst with the reel world

    Rabindranath Tagore encountered the strength and power of cinema as a tool of mass communication and initially entered the film industry as a story writer in the silent film era. However, his direct participation in cinema was just a brief period.

    June 22, 2019
  • Knighthood renounced

    Knighthood renounced

    Tagore volunteered to renounce the title of Knighthood and sent a letter to the Viceroy stating that ‘the time has come when badges of honour make our shame glaring in their incongruous context of humiliation, and I for my part wish to stand, shorn of all special distinctions, by the side of those of my countrymen, who, for their so-called insignificance, are liable to suffer a degradation not fit for a human being‘. It was the only voice of protest, but it stirred the nation as well as the world.

    June 10, 2019
  • Beauty of Science~I

    Beauty of Science~I

    Science is not just a rational pursuit of the reality trying to unravel the mystery of nature around us, but at the core of it all, there lies great beauty and aesthetics. Thus, ‘one of the strongest motives leading to Arts and Science is a flight from everyday life with its painful coarseness and bleak tediousness‘, observed Albert Einstein.

    May 27, 2019
  • Remembering Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

    Remembering Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

    Primarily known for his contribution towards creating a Bengali primer, the Borno Parichay, and for his sustained efforts at improving the status of the Hindu women, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was one of the greatest reformers from Bengal. Following the vandalism of Vidyasagar’s statue in Bengal, Sahapedia takes a look at the legacy of the Bengali thinker whose works are integral to Indian modernity

    May 16, 2019
  • Natir Puja: Rabindranath Tagore’s tryst with cinema

    Natir Puja: Rabindranath Tagore’s tryst with cinema

    Natir Puja was the only film Rabindranath Tagore directed. Based on his poem, Pujarini, it marked quite a number of firsts from putting a marginalised woman in the centre of the narrative to the unconventional shooting technique

    May 11, 2019
  • Rabindra Jayanti 2019: Some memorable Rabindranath Tagore quotes

    Rabindra Jayanti 2019: Some memorable Rabindranath Tagore quotes

    On his 158th birth anniversary, let's take a look at some of the most memorable Rabindranath Tagore quotes.

    May 9, 2019
  • Rabindrik Taal: A look at musical meters created by Tagore for some of his songs

    Rabindrik Taal: A look at musical meters created by Tagore for some of his songs

    Rabindranath Tagore created special talas or taals — musical meters or rhythm patterns — to suit the specific poetic meters of his verses

    May 9, 2019
  • Rabindranath Tagore and his influence on silent cinema of the time

    Rabindranath Tagore and his influence on silent cinema of the time

    While many talk about Tagore being a contemporary influence on popular cinema, many forget his contributions to and impact on silent films before talkies came into being.

    May 7, 2019
  • A forgotten Tagore

    A forgotten Tagore

    Jyotirindranath made young Rabindranath aware of music composition, poetic metre and musical note

    May 7, 2019
  • Rabindranath Tagore’s death wish, and autographs

    Rabindranath Tagore’s death wish, and autographs

    Punascha publication Mrityu-Pratyashi Rabindranath, penned by Parthajit Gangopadhaya, delves into the darkest period of Tagore's life

    May 6, 2019
  • On 158th birth anniversary of Tagore, EPIC to stream Stories by Rabindranath Tagore

    On 158th birth anniversary of Tagore, EPIC to stream Stories by Rabindranath Tagore

    Radhika Apte, Amrita Puri, Sumeet Vyas are among other popular actors who portray characters from Tagore's stories in the show, directed by critically acclaimed Anurag Basu.

    May 6, 2019
  • Rabindrasangeet: An unfading passion

    Rabindrasangeet: An unfading passion

    Tagore remains as contemporary in these days of malls and multiplexes as he was he was on the day he became the first Asian to be awarded Nobel prize or when he chose to give up knighthood to mark his protest against the Jallianwala Bagh massacre

    May 6, 2019
  • When is Rabindra Jayanti 2019? Here is why confusion marks Pochishe Boishakh date

    When is Rabindra Jayanti 2019? Here is why confusion marks Pochishe Boishakh date

    Rabindranath Tagore was born on 7 May, 1861, Bengalis observe the day on 25 Boishakh as per Bengali calendar

    May 4, 2019
  • Ghawre Bairey Aaj first look out, Aparna Sen remakes the classic Ghaire Baire

    Ghawre Bairey Aaj first look out, Aparna Sen remakes the classic Ghaire Baire

    The actor-director had conceived the idea for the film following activist-journalist, Gauri Lankesh's murder.

    April 15, 2019
  • ‘Caged parrots’ in the grove of academe

    ‘Caged parrots’ in the grove of academe

    Universities should be hospitable to freedom of thought, and, therefore, to the struggle of ideas, the excitement of a debate based on a genuine difference of ideologies.

    March 31, 2019