Rabindranath Tagore
World  /  Published 20.09.21

Tagore's London house up for sale

“While at number 3, Tagore showed the Gitanjali collection to Rothenstein, who was so impressed he sent it to W.B. Yeats. On 7 July 1912 at Rothenstein’s house Yeats read the songs to an e...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 19.09.21

Tagore’s painting up for rare UK auction

An untitled Tagore painting of a “couple”, from the 1930s, is to be auctioned by Christie’s on September 22, with a price estimate of between $120,000 and $180,000 (Rs 88 lakh-Rs 1.3...
By Amit Roy in London

West Bengal  /  Published 17.09.21

Revamped: Sunderbans’ bungalow of memories

Gosaba Island, an otherwise remote location on the Bay of Bengal, is set to gain a new lease of life as a tourist destination around Durga Puja this year. South 24-Parganas district administration ha...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

India  /  Published 13.09.21

TN: Didi to unveil Tagore statue

The Tamil Nadu government will install a life-size statue of Rabindranath Tagore at Queen Mary’s College, Chennai, and plans to invite Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to unveil it, sources...
By M.R. Venkatesh in Chennai

Opinion  /  Published 13.09.21

Remembering some teachers and their students

Teachers’ Day was celebrated on September 5. It is perhaps felicitous to recall some notable relationships between teachers and students, both within and outside the academia. In modern times, t...
By A. Raghuramaraju


West Bengal  /  Published 09.09.21

Visva: Celebration after order 

Students and teachers of Visva-Bharati celebrated Calcutta High Court’s interim stay on the varsity’s decision to rusticate three protesting students by breaking their ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 01.09.21

Visva-Bharati shut sine die

The Visva-Bharati executive council, headed by vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty, in an online emergency meeting on Tuesday evening reportedly decided to close the university sine die (with no date s...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

Opinion  /  Published 30.08.21

Calcutta’s cobwebbed circular stages

One of my earliest memories of theatre is of darkness. I am a sleeping child, eyes shut tight, about to be slaughtered at the divine altar. It is Rabindranath’s play, Bisarjan, where the go...
By Saikat Majumdar

Arts  /  Published 28.08.21

Across time

Androgyny is coming of age on the Kolkata stage. In recent years, DumDum Shabdomugdho Naatyokendra, led by Rakesh Ghosh, has been consistent in exploring the ambiguity of gender expression in performa...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Places  /  Published 27.08.21

On jubilee-eve Balaka scales up Aug 15 show

Balaka Salt Lake City held day-long events on Independence Day — flag hoisting, cultural programmes, health camp… Major (retd) Tapas Chakraborty hoisted the flag and delivered an inspiri...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake


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