Tag: Rabindranath Tagore

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  • Analysis gone awry

    Analysis gone awry

    There can be various points of disagreement with Rabindranath Tagore’s critical juxtaposition of Kalidasa’s Abhijyan Sakuntalam and William Shakespeare’s Tempest.

    November 4, 2018
  • Are you left-brained or right-brained?

    Are you left-brained or right-brained?

    There is a common belief that most people are either more “right-brained” or more “left-brained” while there are a few who are almost equally balanced. A strong left brain manifests itself through interest and competency in analytical subjects – science, mathematics, business and accounting, logic, manufacturing etc. whereas a person with a strong right brain …

    September 2, 2018
  • Conversationalist Tagore

    Conversationalist Tagore

    “Did Rabindranath like to take part in adda?”, asks a character played by the actor Robi Ghosh in Satyajit Ray’s film, Agantuk. The answer to this question must be an emphatic “yes”. Few of us remember that Tagore was a brilliant conversationalist whose penchant for meaningful conversation was rooted in his faith in friendship, rational …

    September 2, 2018
  • Raksha Bandhan 2018: Date, significance, celebrations

    Raksha Bandhan 2018: Date, significance, celebrations

    The tying of rakhi is also done by members of various communities in order to maintain a peaceful harmony in the society.

    August 20, 2018
  • Shayan Italia’s Jana Gana Mana smashes national anthem records

    Shayan Italia’s Jana Gana Mana smashes national anthem records

    The #IWOULDSTANDFORTHIS video has attracted more than 71 million views so far, becoming the most viewed online video of the Indian national anthem ever in the world

    August 14, 2018
  • Remembering Rabindranath Tagore, the master storyteller

    Remembering Rabindranath Tagore, the master storyteller

    77 years after his death, Rabindranath Tagore continues to mesmerise literature enthusiasts with the range of emotions he covered in his writings and storytelling

    August 7, 2018
  • Tagore on Religion~II

    Tagore on Religion~II

    In his discourse on religion, Tagore repeatedly asserts the deep personal bonding with the Almighty. This sacred communion manifests itself in the absolute identification of the atma, the transcendence of ‘the utmost bounds of his humanity and find himself in a pure state of consciousness of his undivided unity with Parabrahman’. In the words of …

    August 4, 2018
  • Tagore on Religion~I

    Tagore on Religion~I

    ‘For it is evident that my religion is a poet’s religion, and neither that of an orthodox man of piety nor that of a theologian. Its touch comes to me through the unseen and trackless channel as does the inspiration of my songs. My religious life has followed the same mysterious line of growth as …

    August 3, 2018
  • Homage to clouds

    Homage to clouds

    Mortal man is heir to fears and forebodings of evil and sorrow as well as to intimations of immortality. There is no greater harbinger of the perpetual renewal and revival of hope and life in all its forms than the rains that fall like manna from the heavens and assuge the broken earth, withering trees, …

    July 17, 2018
  • A treasured companionship

    A treasured companionship

    Rabindranath Tagore and Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis shared a lifelong relationship of mutual admiration, love and respect. The poet inspired the statistician to reach new heights while the latter took it upon himself to promote Tagore's ideals and his works around the globe.

    July 8, 2018
  • Google honours statistician Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis on 125th birth anniversary

    Google honours statistician Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis on 125th birth anniversary

    PCM is credited with introducing the world to "Mahalanobis distance", a measurement used in population studies, which is depicted in the doodle by UK-based illustrator Nishant Choksi

    June 29, 2018
  • ‘Rise above communalism’

    ‘Rise above communalism’

    Sheikh Hasina addresses convocation of Kazi Nazrul University after being conferred honorary D.Litt

    May 27, 2018
  • ‘Bioscopewala’: Small film with big heart

    ‘Bioscopewala’: Small film with big heart

    Film: Bioscopewala Director: Deb Medhekar Cast: Danny Denzongpa, Geetanjali Thapa, Adil Hussain and Tisca Chopra Rating: ***1/2 The last time I saw the grossly underused Danny Denzongpa in a central role, it was in the Bengali film “Lal Kuthi”. Danny was a powerhouse of volcanic eruptions in this forgotten film. Significantly, “Bioscopewala”, which blessedly offers …

    May 25, 2018
  • Inner splendour & soul strength

    Inner splendour & soul strength

    Rabindranath Tagore’s feminism is to be found in his life-long engagement with the academic, emotional and aesthetic growth of the women of his country

    May 20, 2018
  • Embracing the spirit of universalism

    Embracing the spirit of universalism

    Kazi Nazrul Islam’s uncompromising attitude towards secularism never allowed any particular community to claim him and he continues to remain an important symbol of unity for Bengalis on both sides of the border.

    May 20, 2018
  • Correspondence as a collector’s item

    Correspondence as a collector’s item

    Overall, the three correspondents enable us to look at the Indian nationalist movement ‘differently’ and to find in them some of the seminal ideas that went into the making of the modern Indian nation... A review

    May 13, 2018
  • Biplab Deb’s latest: Rabindranath Tagore refused Nobel to protest British rule

    Biplab Deb’s latest: Rabindranath Tagore refused Nobel to protest British rule

    While this is not the first time the Tripura CM has made a gaffe, his “ignorance” about Tagore and Nobel has baffled many

    May 11, 2018