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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 09.12.18

Husband held over murder at Santiniketan

A haulier and his driver were arrested on Sunday in connection with the murder of the former’s wife whose body had been found in an abandoned building in Santiniketan on December 1. The partially di...
By Our Special Correspondent 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

Opinion  /  Published 09.05.19

Our responsibility beyond our own family

I was sitting on the train from Howrah to Bolpur, dozing. Until my eyes caught the sight of a boy of maybe ten who crawled along the aisle as he was sweeping scraps of paper and other garbage. Then th...
By Martin Kämpchen in

West Bengal  /  Published 27.02.20

Teachers explore legal help for Bangladeshi girl

A section of Visva-Bharati teachers and students has pledged legal and moral support to a Bangladeshi girl who was asked by the Centre to leave India for “anti-government activities” after she had...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

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

West Bengal  /  Published 18.11.18

Illegal stalls razed on Visva-Bharati campus

The Visva-Bharati authorities on Sunday removed half a dozen illegal stalls on the campus and said all other encroachers might be evicted with police help in future. A team of varsity officials led by...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan(WestBengal)

Education  /  Published 04.02.19

Computers are becoming multilingual -- and NLP experts are in great demand

In the middle of the highway, my father turned to our car navigation system for directions. Before chalking out a route from Calcutta to Santiniketan, the system asked our language preference — woul...
By Madhura Banerjee in

West Bengal  /  Published 22.12.19

TMC & BJP ready stalls at fair

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By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 01.02.20

Teachers, students in assurance visit

Two separate teams of Visva-Bharati teachers and students on Saturday visited the house of the student who has been evicted from his hostel for recording a controversial Republic Day speech of the vic...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan


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