Pous Mela
Opinion  /  Published 26.08.20

Look deeper: The Pous Mela wall

Sir — Although Swapan Dasgupta’s views in the article, “Wall of contention” (Aug 20), are not entirely free of political colour, he has rightly underlined several plausible rea...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 24.08.20

SP cycles to gauge mood on wall

A group of senior police officers led by Birbhum district police chief Shyam Singh, dressed in ethnic-wear and riding bicycles, reached the doorsteps of half a dozen senior citizens of Santiniketan on...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 21.08.20

Bolpur: students blame VC

Tagore’s abode of peace is torn between condemning Monday’s vandalism over the boundary wall on Pous Mela ground and expressing sorrow over Visva-Bharati authorities’ alleged estrang...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

Opinion  /  Published 20.08.20

Wall of contention: Visva-Bharati & Bengal’s decline

Many heritage universities across the world are accustomed to tensions between town and gown. Santiniketan, the home of Visva-Bharati, the centre of tranquillity and learning founded by Rabindranath T...
By Swapan Dasgupta in

West Bengal  /  Published 18.08.20

'Pous Mela wall against Tagore ideals'

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said the wall being built by Visva-Bharati on Pous Mela ground went against Rabindranath Tagore’s ideals, on a day thousands stormed the construction sit...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan


West Bengal  /  Published 17.08.20

BJP ‘shield’ in wall protest

Visva-Bharati authorities on Sunday allegedly roped in BJP workers, along with over 150 staff and teachers, as a “shield” against a protest by residents, traders and students against a pro...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 04.07.20

Varsity says ‘no’ to Pous Mela

The executive council of the Visva-Bharati in its meeting on Friday decided not to hold the annual Pous Mela from this year, its officiating public relations officer Anirban Sircar said. The famed fo...
By Our Correspondent in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 31.12.19

Pous Mela showcause

The West Bengal Pollution Control Board has asked Viswa-Bharati to explain why the university will not be charged Rs 10 lakh as compensation for its alleged failure to comply with several environment ...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.19

Plan to seek PM Modi's help on Pous Mela

Visva-Bharati has decided to write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the chancellor of the central university, seeking his help to organise the Pous Mela, less than a week after it decided to dissociat...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 07.06.19

Centre, Bengal govt rush to offer Pous Mela help

Both the Bengal government and the Centre are said to have contacted the Visva-Bharati vice-chancellor on Thursday to enquire about the university’s decision to dissociate itself from Pous Mela and ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan


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