Calcutta  /  Published 14.12.20

Fiddler at hospital, with Tagore tunes

Two patients at a Salt Lake hospital were treated to mini private concerts on Saturday. A visually impaired violinist played Rabindrasangeet tunes in their cabins. Indranil Kesh, who suffers from to...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Entertainment  /  Published 10.12.20

Bangladeshi singer Shusmita Anis teams up with Arnob

Anis is a well-known singer in her country and has many albums to her credit. “The fact that Nazrul is our national poet and his words have relevant depth and intensity for women is what added v...
By Samarjit Guha in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 19.10.20

Gautam Deb’s music foray

Bengal tourism minister Gautam Deb on Sunday announced that he had sung eight Tagore songs for an album slated for a January 1, 2021 release. He also released the teaser of his album titled “E ...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 19.09.20

Purba Dam dies at 85

Veteran Rabindrasangeet exponent Purba Dam died at her residence in the city on Saturday, family sources said. She was 85. Dam died of cardiac arrest at her Dhakuria residence in south Kolkata this m...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 11.09.20

Artistes back on stage for Rabindra-Nazrul shows

All the artistes rued the lack of audience reaction. “After a song, you can make out if the audience liked it. Here there was no one to react. It was a strange test to get used to,” said P...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in


Arts  /  Published 22.08.20

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

Arts  /  Published 11.07.20

Tagore's melodies recast for difficult times

The quartet of Swapna Ghoshal, Goutam Mitra, Suranjan Roy and Sanghamitra Gupta — perhaps one of the most impressive line-ups beyond the usual bigwigs — recently came together on an over-t...
By Samarjit Guha in

West Bengal  /  Published 22.06.19

Hemanta remembered

When Kaka was born, the astrologer predicted that he would either be something terrible — like a thief or a dacoit — or someone great,” said Sumitra Mukhopadhyay Roy and the audience at Swapno B...
By Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 24.03.19

Colourful ode to Tagore

Rabindrasangeet reverberated in the air as students and teachers smeared one another with gulal during Basanta Utsav in the steel city on Sunday. Inspired from Basanta Utsav celebrations in Santiniket...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

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


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