Rabindranath Tagore
West Bengal  /  Published 28.08.20

Varsity ‘sorry’ on Tagore, soft on mela

Visva-Bharati on Friday said it was “sorry” and “wounded at heart” if anyone was hurt by vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty’s comment that Rabindranath Tagore was an &ldq...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 22.08.20

Tagore too was an outsider: VC

Visva-Bharati vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty on Saturday said Rabindranath Tagore “was an outsider himself” to Santiniketan, seeking to defend “outsiders” who have been bla...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

Arts  /  Published 21.08.20

Sung with verve and passion: Tribute to tagore

There are some bonuses to musical performances being streamed and made available on online platforms. For example, the tribute — smaran — on baishe srabon paid by Kanikadhara and streamed ...
By Samarjit Guha in

Opinion  /  Published 19.08.20

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

Opinion  /  Published 16.08.20

An unusual gift: Life and works of Mira Chaudhuri

I came across this book by chance in my friend’s collection. It is an unusual book: part photography book, part memoir, part private, part published, bound in purple cloth with an exquisite flor...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

Arts  /  Published 14.08.20

Possible hope: Tagore's proscenium classic online

Incapacitated, while we wait for an exit from this disease of isolation, we wonder whether the king’s letter ever reaches Amol! The presentation by Whole 9 Yards and Alliance Française du...
By Debaroti Chakraborty in

West Bengal  /  Published 08.08.20

Traders use Tagore as eviction shield

Rabindranath Tagore could not have imagined that people someday could hope that his bust would protect them from possible eviction by Visva-Bharati authorities. Traders and artisans of Kabiguru Handi...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

Opinion  /  Published 08.08.20

Enduring echoes: the universal truth of Art

By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 06.08.20

Tagore: poem that resonates

The clairvoyance of a 120-year-old Bengali poem by Rabindranath Tagore stunned many on a day Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the Ram temple in Ayodhya. In the poem, Deeno Da...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Arts  /  Published 25.07.20

Exploring new spaces with Tagore's Bisarjan

Crisis has a strange bedfellow in innovation. With the coronavirus pandemic reaching the third phase and proscenium and other enclosed spaces out of bounds, West Bengal’s thespians have started ...
By Anshuman Bhowmick in


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