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Santiniketan
West Bengal  /  Published 24.01.19

Tagore family to open school

A third school is being built by members of the Tagore family in Santiniketan, about 2km from the Visva-Bharati campus.This is the first time after Rabindranath Tagore’s death that a school is being...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 27.12.18

‘Horns locked’ at Pous Mela

Pous Mela has long been a crowd-puller. But this time, it has some uninvited guests who refuse to be “cowed down”. About 30 to 40 cows have been snapping at the heels of stall-hoppers at the packe...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 23.12.18

Oops! Belated realisation ‘hits’ school

Few, certainly not the panchayat that cleared the plan, paid undue attention when a building started coming up at a brisk pace in a tribal village in Birbhum.Spread over an acre in Kharmadanga, the bu...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Rampurhat

West Bengal  /  Published 29.02.20

Amartya Bangla parallel

Economist Amartya Sen on Saturday drew a comparison with Bangladesh while referring to the problems faced by girls in India and said that many of these issues occurred less frequently in the neighbour...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty and Aditya Nag in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 26.02.20

Bangladesh girl asked to leave India

The Centre has asked a Bangladeshi studying at Visva-Bharati to leave India for participating in “anti-government activities” after she posted on Facebook a few photographs of protests against the...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

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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

Arts  /  Published 14.03.19

Modern India traced

The chief curator of the National Museum of Modern Art, Georges Pompidou, Paris, believes the “modern” in India started with the “invention of Calcutta”.Many would say the “modern” in Indi...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.01.20

Civic reins on tribal hamlets at university

Three tribal hamlets that were set up on Visva-Bharati’s land during the days of Rabindranath Tagore will become a part of Bolpur municipality once the Bengal government gives its nod to the move.Th...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 21.10.19

Leanings not the reason: Visva-Bharati

Anirban Sircar, assistant registrar (public relations), Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, sent the following letter to The Telegraph on Monday:With reference to the article published in your newspaper unde...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.01.20

Demand to boycott lecture on CAA

A large section of students and teachers at Visva-Bharati have demanded cancellation of a lecture by BJP ideologue and MP Swapan Dasgupta on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act at the varsity on January 8...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan


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