Science  /  Published 28.06.20

Pradyot Kumar Sen Gupta: The birdman of Bengal

At a time when pollution levels have gone down in cities, albeit for all the wrong reasons, it is important to go back to the early 20th century when nature was more or less unspoilt, although big ind...
By Soumitra Das in

West Bengal  /  Published 21.10.19

Rail escalator ache in Bolpur

Passengers have complained that escalators at Bolpur station often remain “switched off” during rush hours, causing severe inconvenience to the elderly and daily commuters.A group of senior citize...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

People  /  Published 21.09.19

Viewing gallery of the pleasures of pain

Often at night, I comfort my body. With gentle words and caresses, I make it smile and put it to sleep. There are two of us in the room now, me and my body,” says Delhi-based artist Anjum Singh, who...
By Shikha Trivedy in

West Bengal  /  Published 10.08.19

Visva Bharati plough ceremony raises dust

Visva-Bharati invited political leaders to its annual Halakarshana (ploughing ceremony) on their Sriniketan campus in a first for the central varsity. While varsity administrators insisted the invite...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 04.08.19

Exhibition on Asit Haldar and Nandalal Bose

Visva-Bharati’s Kala Bhavana on Sunday opened a weeklong exhibition of 100 paintings of Asit Haldar, the first head of the Bhavana and great-nephew of Rabindranath Tagore, and Nandalal Bose, one of ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 03.08.19

Visva-Bharati VC to lead fast to clear varsity stalls

Visva-Bharati vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty will lead a 12-hour hunger-strike on Monday to appeal to traders at a makeshift handicrafts market near the campus gate to remove their stalls and allo...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 12.04.20

Official and wife held for lockdown violation

A Visva-Bharati employee and his wife have been arrested and booked under the Disaster Management Act for allegedly violating the lockdown and preventing police from carrying out their duty. Sumantra ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 27.03.20

Tagore hub in termite fear

The Visva-Bharati authorities are worried about the state of manuscripts, paintings and memorabilia of Rabindranath Tagore at Rabindra Bhavan, bard’s five houses and other structures as the sudden l...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 07.03.20

Coronavirus scare shuts Tagore museums

Visva-Bharati on Saturday decided to temporarily shut down from Sunday three museums — Rabindra Bhavan, Santiniketan Griha and Bangladesh Bhavan — to avoid mass gatherings at a time the coronaviru...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 04.03.20

Varsity stalls Chinese tours

Visva-Bharati has cancelled students’ visits from Chinese universities, including one at epicentre Wuhan, and halted other such cultural and educational exchanges in view of the coronavirus outbreak...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan


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