West Bengal  /  Published 17.11.20

Book store recalls Soumitra’s days

Bengal’s cultural icon Soumitra Chatterjee, who passed away on Sunday, had never wanted to miss one thing whenever he was in Santiniketan — an adda at the town’s popular book store a...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

Style  /  Published 05.10.20

Label watch

What is truly sustainable for you? Arka: We are not incorporating anything extra in our garments. We are using what is already present and making it contemporary in a visual way. Oindrila: We are loo...
By Saionee Chakraborty in

West Bengal  /  Published 29.09.20

Work to fence Pous Mela ground resumes

Visva-Bharati on Monday resumed work to fence the Pous Mela ground following a decision taken at a meeting on Sunday that was attended by members of a committee formed by Calcutta High Court and offic...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 19.09.20

HC panel to look into Mela wall

A Calcutta high court division bench headed by Chief Justice T.B.N Radhakrishnan on Friday set up a four-member committee chaired by Justice Sanjiv Banerjee to look into aspects of the ongoing strife ...
By Our Legal Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.09.20

‘Illegal’ resort sparks tribal protest

A group of tribal residents of Banerpukurdanga village in Santiniketan took out a protest rally on Wednesday and lodged a complaint against a promoter for allegedly constructing an illegal resort by o...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 28.08.20

Visva-Bharati holding e-meet

Visva-Bharati called two back-to-back meetings, for at least 1,100 teaching and non-teaching employees, on Friday to discuss the “present situation” of the varsity grappling with the Pous ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 21.08.20

Bolpur: students blame VC

Tagore’s abode of peace is torn between condemning Monday’s vandalism over the boundary wall on Pous Mela ground and expressing sorrow over Visva-Bharati authorities’ alleged estrang...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

Opinion  /  Published 20.08.20

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

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 23.11.19

Gandhi statue repair move

Visva-Bharati’s fine arts faculty, Kala Bhavana, has drawn up a plan to renovate the statue of Mahatma Gandhi — constructed in 1968 by artist Ramkinkar Baij — following a request by President Ra...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan


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