Tag: Rabindranath Tagore

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  • Martin Sheen recites Tagore’s poem from Gitanjali before arrest for climate change protest in US

    Martin Sheen recites Tagore’s poem from Gitanjali before arrest for climate change protest in US

    The Indian Twitter community, in particular, is celebrating the video and sharing it with much pride and comments like "inspiring", "something to behold" etc.

    January 11, 2020
  • House where Tagore lived…

    House where Tagore lived…

    Appropriately enough, the renovation project could well have been initiated in 2013, the centenary year of Tagore's Nobel prize.

    January 10, 2020
  • Unite against divisive forces: CM

    Unite against divisive forces: CM

    Speaking at St Xavier's College on the occasion of Christmas celebration, chief minister Mamata Banerjee today said “I always feel good when I am at St. Xavier's College since my connection with the institution has grown deeper over the years. We must remember that our constitution has several languages that speak of freedom, liberty, equality, justice, love and fraternity. These qualities are further enhanced through human interactions. Without us, interacting with each other, how can these qualities increase? We need to increase them especially in today's time. When I come here, I feel India is a vast and democratic country and its origins lie in ‘Unity in Diversity'. There are varieties of religions, caste, creed and human beings. We all belong to humanity and hence, everybody should learn to love everybody since if we stop loving each other, everything will be lost.”

    December 24, 2019
  • Paramilitary in V-B

    Paramilitary in V-B

    In the context of the ViceChancellor, Professor Bidyut Chakraborty’s request to the Union home ministry, it is hard not to wonder whether there has been an alarming deterioration of security, that may not be apparent on the face of it.

    November 15, 2019
  • ‘Tagore perceived twin role for science and philosophy’

    ‘Tagore perceived twin role for science and philosophy’

    Before India became popular for yoga, meditation and ayurveda, Tagore and Gandhi's view of life was transmitted by Victoria Ocampo to the Spanish-speaking world, Gustavo Canzobre said.

    November 7, 2019
  • Rabindranath Tagore’s Visva Parichay should be part of curriculum from class nine to 12

    Rabindranath Tagore’s Visva Parichay should be part of curriculum from class nine to 12

    Dr Sinha, president of governing council, Tagore Centre for Natural Science and Philosophy (TCNSP) which in collaboration with Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS), is organising the conference scheduled to be held at Rabindra Tirtha, New Town.

    November 5, 2019
  • A major contemporary thinker

    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.

    October 24, 2019
  • Tagore and Caste

    Tagore and Caste

    Tagore not only denounced class and caste divisions, but he skeptically scrutinized the construction of the nation on narrow parochial lines. 'I am not against one nation in particular, but against the general idea of all nations. What is the Nation?' Tagore asks in his famous essay on Nationalism in India.

    October 24, 2019
  • Nobel winner, not the first from Kolkata

    Nobel winner, not the first from Kolkata

    So far, Kolkata has produced six Nobel laureates including Banerjee.

    October 15, 2019
  • Poet and the Sage

    Poet and the Sage

    Rabindranath was at last able to do away with all his preconceived ideas and reservations about Sri Ramakrishna. ‘Great souls, like Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, have a comprehensive vision of Truth, they have the power to grasp the significance of each different form of the Reality that is one in all....‘ he remarked. Earlier, Rabindranath's impression about Sri Ramakrishna was often skewed. Subsequently, the poet was decidedly reverential.

    October 12, 2019
  • Radical Rabindranath~I

    Radical Rabindranath~I

    Tagore‘s entire life had been a determined bid to follow his own conscience and creative ideas. Though it was not a misanthropist‘s journey, it was the journey of the social reformer and cultural commentator. Tagore ardently believed and hoped he could rouse consciousness through awareness campaigns about societal evils, exploitative politics and religious conservatism. He urged the people to step out of the narrow ambits of nationalism and internalize a cosmopolitan outlook, that could bridge the national and international with felicity.

    September 29, 2019
  • ‘Tagore an intrinsic part of Bangladesh’

    ‘Tagore an intrinsic part of Bangladesh’

    In an interview to Dipankar Chakraborty, Bulbul recalled the role of the Indian Army in Bangladesh’s war for freedom.

    September 21, 2019
  • Teacher and the Taught

    Teacher and the Taught

    With teachers more interested in making money, indulging in petty politicking or busy promoting their own careers or raising their demands, the emphasis on teaching has shifted from human resources development to material management. Students are placated through suggestions and photocopies of notes. These make them happy in contrast to the traditional insistence on homework, practice, library work, regular study and so on.

    September 2, 2019
  • RBU organizes year-long exhibition on Rabindranath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi

    RBU organizes year-long exhibition on Rabindranath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi

    “Titled ‘Smarane barane Gurudev o Mahatma' (Remembering and recalling Gurudev and Mahatma), the exhibition would showcase correspondence between the ‘two great souls of India’, besides displaying archival photos,” a university official said.

    August 8, 2019
  • Man who walked Alone: Rabindranath Tagore

    Man who walked Alone: Rabindranath Tagore

    The position Rabindranath Tagore took vis-à-vis aggressive nationalism was obviously unacceptable to those who belonged to nationalist circles. In India and in the other countries where he lectured on nationalism, he was regularly subjected to severe criticism by the press. According to his biographers, Krishna Dutta and Andrew Robinson, a group of radical Indians even conspired to assassinate him when, in 1916, he visited the USA.

    August 7, 2019
  • Tagore’s passing

    Tagore’s passing

    This grief, this immense sorrow was the culmination of eighty years of uncompromising labour.

    August 5, 2019
  • Celebrities share special messages on Kishore Kumar’s 90th birth anniversary

    Celebrities share special messages on Kishore Kumar’s 90th birth anniversary

    Amitabh Bachchan, Baba Sehgal and Mamata Banerjee had something special to say.

    August 4, 2019