West Bengal  /  Published 17.05.19

Heat factor in Tagore show

Residents thronged the multiple venues to watch Rabindrajayantis last week, even if it meant braving the heat. At the open-air Central Park venue, where about 150 artistes performed, visitors carried...
By Showli Chakraborty, Shatadipa Bhattacharya and Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.05.19

Fifth arrow in Cupid’s quiver

Days before Rabindrajayanti, let me share some anecdotes about one of Rabindranath Tagore’s favourite flowers — the Ashok. Ashok (Saraca indica, family Fabaceae) is a tree of undisputed Indian ori...
By Shikul Bhattacharji in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.05.20

Familiar tunes go missing

Since 1961, the steel city had been waking up to familiar Tagore melodies on Rabindra Jayanti with celebrations beginning with a 2km prabhat pheri and ending with cultural performances. On the 159th b...
By Antara Bose in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 07.06.19

Live video stream debut for New Town Tagore centre show

Rabindra Tirtha at New Town this year introduced live video streaming of its Rabindra Jayanti celebrations through Facebook Live to reach out to the Bengali culturati across the world. The daylong eve...
By Tathagata Ray Chowdhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.06.19

Voices that haggle over prices sing Tagore

If you visited IA Market on the evening of Rabindrajayanti, chances are you went home empty-handed but with a smile on your face and Rabindrasangeet on your lips. A good number of shopkeepers had left...
By Brinda Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 08.05.20

Tribute to fighters with Tagore poems

Students of a city school have planned a programme with Rabindranath Tagore’s poems and songs to pay tribute to frontline Covid workers on the occasion of Tagore’s birth anniversary on Friday.Rabi...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.05.20

Artist’s tribute on canvas

Victor Ghosh, a 28-year-old artist, would hold a painting contests among his students at his institute, Anuva Academy of Fine Arts, on Rabindra Jayanti every year.The lockdown has made Dhanbad-based a...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad


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