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Poems
Opinion  /  Published 26.12.18

When a Brazilian historian met Tagore

The Nobel Prize won Rabindranath Tagore world renown. With our colonial hangover, we often conflate the world with the West. But Tagore’s fame spread was not confined to the West. He was feted in Ch...
By A.R. Venkatachalapathy in

Books  /  Published 29.08.19

Scintillae: Poems dealing with love

Have you even lived if you haven’t loved? As the elixir of existence, love is what animates our lives with precious pearls of magic, tempting us, teaching us, and transforming our very beings. Love ...
By Priyam Marik in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 26.02.20

Bengali poems & stories adorn University wall

The Bengali department of Binod Bihari Mahto Koylanchal University (BBMKU) on Wednesday inaugurated a wall magazine at its regional centre as part of its belated International Mother Language Day cele...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Opinion  /  Published 28.02.19

Allen Ginsberg and India: Who influenced whom

In a recent forum on contemporary Bengali poetry, I was somewhat taken aback to hear that the most important influence on post-1960s bangla kobita was the visit of the American Beat poet, Allen Ginsbe...
By Samantak Das in

Entertainment  /  Published 23.09.19

Ritwik Ghatak’s poem

A film archivist hoping to find movie posters at a scrap shop stumbled on a treasure trove of rare photographs of Ravi Shankar as well as musical notes written by the late sitarist and illustrations.S...
By PTI and our bureau in

People  /  Published 03.06.20

Couture jeweller Raj Mahtani on his book of poems

More than three decades after being a couture jeweller, Raj Mahtani’s heart is looking for a slice of the old-new. He is rekindling his old passions to connect in a newer avatar. And his first attem...
By Saionee Chakraborty in


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