Rabindranath Tagore
Calcutta  /  Published 10.05.21

Tagore’s birthday celebrated at Xavier’s

St Xavier’s College on Sunday celebrated the birth anniversary of an alumnus who did not complete his formal education but went on to become a literary giant and one of India’s greatest ic...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 10.05.21

The road ahead for Mamata

Mamata Banerjee’s landslide victory has helped her emerge as Bengal’s own Joan of Arc, but one who survived rather than went down fighting. Now is the time for her to seriously introspect ...
By Subir Bhaumik in

West Bengal  /  Published 30.04.21

Serpents in Tagore’s garden

Visva-Bharati was founded in 1921 by Rabindranath Tagore on many ideas. One of them was freedom and another was openness. Tagore did not believe in walls. In his play Raktakarabi (Red Oleander), the k...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 28.04.21

Bengal is caught in a war

Realistically speaking, I do not envisage the contentious time we are passing through will end very soon. The elections will be over in one way or another, but be sure, Bengal will see an exacerbation...
By Subhoranjan Dasgupta in

West Bengal  /  Published 20.04.21

Amartya Sen backs 'local' not 'central'

By PTI in Calcutta


Culture  /  Published 18.04.21

I have to live after I die: Sankar

1933: Sankar is born in Bongaon, in North 24-Parganas district, then known as Jessore district The family moves to Howrah soon after. He attends Howrah Zilla School and then Howrah Vivekananda Instit...
By Anasuya Basu in

Opinion  /  Published 27.03.21

The opening and closing of the Hindu mind

“What am I? Asiatic, European, or American? I feel a curious medley of personalities in me.” — Swami Vivekananda In 1873, the social reformer, Jyotirao Phule, published a searing cr...
By Ramachandra Guha in

Opinion  /  Published 21.03.21

Bengal alters that which seeks to alter Bengal

‘What is happening to Bengal?’ The question is heard often enough now, in these election times. But there is more to it than we might imagine. It does not ask what is happening in&nbs...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi in

Calcutta  /  Published 15.03.21

Tagore & Bose: unusual ties

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Rabindranath Tagore are Bengal’s two greatest icons. Though there were commonalities in their philosophy and politics, there were also differences. It might be fai...
By Suman Ghosh in

Opinion  /  Published 13.03.21

How the hard Right mimics the hard Left

I have been reading the memoirs of Dora Russell, a pioneering British feminist and educationist. These were published in three volumes, of which I have just finished the first. This covers her upbring...
By Ramachandra Guha in


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