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  • Patriotism by fiat

    Patriotism by fiat

    Like love for mother, loyalty to the country is an innate sentiment. Its inborn nature permeates society and is imbibed by every individual from childhood. No one seeks a rational explanation for the overt display of devotion to the land of one’s birth by standing up when the national anthem is played. Instead, it is …

    December 18, 2016
  • Prayer, action, cut

    Prayer, action, cut

    The legacy of Rabindranath Tagore has been trivialised yet again in the fountain-head of his creation. Visva-Bharati’s acting Vice-Chancellor has accorded permission for a film-shoot featuring the Union minister, Babul Supriyo, in Santiniketan’s holy of holies  —  the Upasana Mandir (prayer hall). Reports suggest that the decision was unilateral, indeed reversing the earlier order that …

    December 14, 2016
  • Prayer, action, cut

    Prayer, action, cut

    The legacy of Rabindranath Tagore has been trivialised yet again in the fountain-head of his creation. Visva-Bharati’s acting Vice-Chancellor has accorded permission for a film-shoot featuring the Union minister, Babul Supriyo, in Santiniketan’s holy of holies  —  the Upasana Mandir (prayer hall). Reports suggest that the decision was unilateral, indeed reversing the earlier order that …

    December 14, 2016
  • Freedom Songs

    Freedom Songs

    Nearly seven decades have gone by since the nation gained independence. Much blood, toil sweat and tears have been shed by Indians before their nation kept its tryst with destiny. The bid to wrest freedom were not cold blooded acts. People irrespective of caste and creed walked away from farms, fields and factories and often …

    December 4, 2016
  • Freedom Songs

    Freedom Songs

    Nearly seven decades have gone by since the nation gained independence. Much blood, toil sweat and tears have been shed by Indians before their nation kept its tryst with destiny. The bid to wrest freedom were not cold blooded acts. People irrespective of caste and creed walked away from farms, fields and factories and often …

    December 4, 2016
  • Remembering Bibhuti Bhusan

    Remembering Bibhuti Bhusan

    An outstanding chronicler of nature and rural life, not to mention tales of the unseen, Bibhuti Bhusan Bandopadhaya was part of the literary trio who dominated the world of Bengali letters after the passing of Rabindranath Tagore. The other two of this triumvirate were Tarashankar Bandopadhaya and Manik Bandopadhaya. Bibhuti Bhusan and Tarashankar were great …

    September 18, 2016
  • An unforgettable excursion

    An unforgettable excursion

    Tagore’s immortal lines “Gram chhara-eirangamatir poth, amar monbholaye re” (the red soil of the village offers solace and can heal anyone’s mind) cannot be more true. As for Bengalis, it is indeed a place of nostalgia and pride.  The train whistled and stopped and we were warmly welcomed by the whiff of red soil. Our …

    September 14, 2016
  • A cultural treasure trove

    A cultural treasure trove

    Shantiniketan was the name of the guest house built by Debendranath Tagore on 20 bighas of land (roughly 4 acres) in the ‘Bhubandangar math’ (grounds of Bhubandang). Just as fame cannot be bound by any constraints, the name of the guest house diffused far and wide and that place itself adapted to the name. Shantiniketan …

    September 7, 2016
  • Twilight Wonder

    Twilight Wonder

    During the year prior to Tagore’s death in 1941, it was an extraordinary interweaving of declining health and the unrelenting expression of creative powers. A series of medical tests was followed up with preparations for surgery. At the same time, there were poetic lines that came to him which he asked his associates to jot …

    September 4, 2016
  • Rakab Ganj Gurudwara employee held for rape

    Rakab Ganj Gurudwara employee held for rape

    Police has arrested a senior employee of Delhi’s Rakab Ganj Gurudwara for allegedly raping a 40-year-old woman on the pretext of providing her a job in the media. Bhupinder Singh, a close associate of one of the office bearers of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, was arrested by Delhi Police on August 29. He …

    September 3, 2016
  • Immortal tales

    Immortal tales

    Stories by Rabindranath Tagore – series Set in a politically volatile period of the twentieth century, the series Stories by Rabindranath Tagore revolves around the interwoven tales in the avalanche of memories consisting of lovely emotions, desires and endeavor. The characters forming the core of the tales constantly shift in the social word of undivided …

    September 1, 2016
  • Odisha school to get statue of Rabindranath Tagore

    Odisha school to get statue of Rabindranath Tagore

    Odisha school to get statue of Rabindranath Tagore

    August 14, 2016
  • Tagore & Global Disunity

    Tagore & Global Disunity

    Tagore & Global Disunity

    August 12, 2016
  • Colours of Tagore

    Colours of Tagore

    Colours of Tagore

    August 8, 2016
  • Everyone”s theatre

    Everyone”s theatre

    Everyone''s theatre

    August 7, 2016
  • Three score and fifteen

    Three score and fifteen

    Three score and fifteen

    August 6, 2016