Basanta Utsav
News  /  Published 01.04.22

Theft of taps rampant in New Town Action Area I

Petty thefts have started taking place across Action Area I in recent weeks. The targets are mostly steel taps on the ground floors of premises. And in cases where the thieves are being apprehended, t...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

Opinion  /  Published 25.03.22

Glorious heritage

A slice of Santiniketan played out in the distant Scotland of the East last week. On Doljatra, the residents of Shillong celebrated Basanta Utsav at Brookside, the bungalow where Rabindranath Tagore h...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee

West Bengal  /  Published 18.03.22

Santiniketan: A new spring for Basanta Utsav in Tagore town

Basanta Utsav, — the festival of colour coinciding with Holi introduced by Rabindranath Tagore in the late 1920s and observed by Visva-Bharati till 2019 —  will not take place on camp...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 29.03.21

Basanta Utsav turns unofficial

Basanta Utsav, the time-honoured spring festival in the varsity town of Santiniketan that coincides with Holi, was celebrated here on Sunday at two different locations even as varsity officials made n...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 07.03.20

Coronavirus scare shuts Tagore museums

Visva-Bharati on Saturday decided to temporarily shut down from Sunday three museums — Rabindra Bhavan, Santiniketan Griha and Bangladesh Bhavan — to avoid mass gatherings at a time the coronaviru...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan


West Bengal  /  Published 26.02.19

Murals adorn Visva-Bharati walls

Students of Kala Bhavana have started painting pictures on two boundary walls of Visva-Bharati, which are dirty or cluttered with posters, ahead of the Basanta Utsav (festival of colour). The festival...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 08.03.20

Santiniketan holds small Basanta Utsav fairs

After Visva-Bharati cancelled its annual festival of colours, Basanta Utsav, this year over University Grants Commission’s guidelines that advised against the conduct of mass gatherings on campuses ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 06.03.20

Virus block on Basanta Utsav

Visva-Bharati’s festival of colours — Basanta Utsav — will not be held for the “time being” following a University Grants Commission advisory to heads of all universities asking them not to ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 11.02.20

Basanta Utsav venue shifted, not date

Visva-Bharati on Tuesday gave its nod to organise Basanta Utsav on Holi but the venue would be shifted to the Pous Mela ground from the usual Ashram ground.The decision was taken at a three-hour long ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 23.03.19

Visva-Bharati sweeps fest ‘dump’

Around 1,000 Visva-Bharati students and staff led by vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty spent four hours on Saturday to clear the “dump yard” left behind by a record crowd of 2.5 lakh at Thursday...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan


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