Rabindranath Tagore
West Bengal  /  Published 24.12.19

Time to share and celebrate richness of life

Christmas is a time of celebration. We commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ who brought a message of peace, love and hope to humanity. Australian singer and songwriter Sia celebrates Christmas with h...
By Fr. John Felix Raj in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.01.20

Tagore song trivia between covers

Eye surgeon Purnendu Bikash Sarkar, a resident of Purbachal Housing Estate, has completed another seminal work of research on Rabindranath Tagore. He has compiled a wealth of information on songs comp...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in

West Bengal  /  Published 30.11.18

Exhibition to kick off Kala Bhavana centenary joy

Kala Bhavana, Visva-Bharati’s fine arts department, will for the first time hold a large-scale exhibition of paintings and sculptures of its famous teachers and students since its inception 100 year...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan(WestBengal)

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

Opinion  /  Published 01.11.19

What unites Indians is a love for songs

When I was three or four years old, my father brought home a radio set. This was six decades ago. It was among the few radiograms that the village had by then, a proud possession for us and quite a pu...
By G.N. Devy in


Opinion  /  Published 28.11.18

When love of nation and science thrived together

One of the problems with history is not how it is written but how it is perceived. Time adds a certain sense of melodrama and stereotype to events. History then acquires a grandeur, a stark monumental...
By Shiv Visvanathan in

West Bengal  /  Published 29.01.20

Down memory lane of Tagore’s school

Restored paintings, old teaching tools, a Remington typewriter, a Raj-era clock and a wooden thermometer were brought out, dusted and put on display at The Oriental Seminary school, where Rabindranath...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.12.19

Calcutta High Court upholds clinical body’s fine order

The high court on Monday upheld a state clinical establishment regulatory commission order and directed a city hospital to pay a fine of Rs 5 lakh to the family of a 14-year-old girl who had died at t...
By Our Legal Reporter in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 26.12.18

When a Brazilian historian met Tagore

The Nobel Prize won Rabindranath Tagore world renown. With our colonial hangover, we often conflate the world with the West. But Tagore’s fame spread was not confined to the West. He was feted in Ch...
By A.R. Venkatachalapathy in

Opinion  /  Published 29.05.19

Tagore on jingoistic patriotism

A little over a century ago, a man who had been born in a British colony, and who would die in it, pronounced this judgement, “The idea of the Nation is one of the most powerful anæsthetics that ma...
By Samantak Das in


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