West Bengal  /  Published 16.10.19

Bangladesh visitors claim harassment by cop

Two Bangladeshi nationals, including the director of fine arts of the Dhaka-based Shilpakala Academy, and the owner of a private art gallery in Bolpur have alleged that they were harassed by a police ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 17.05.20

Webinar on pandemic & literature

The English department of Visva-Bharati will for the first time organise a webinar titled ‘Pandemic and Literature’ on Wednesday in the midst of the novel coronavirus-induced lockdown in what facu...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 28.12.19

CAA books biggest sellers at Pous

Traders’ main refrain after the completion of Pous Mela on Friday may have been the overwhelmingly low footfall and sales owing to widespread panic over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. However, CPM...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 25.12.19

At Pous, a gift of warmth for Kashmir

First succour, then sustenance —wrapped in fine cashmere and nurtured by Bengal’s loving sanctuary.Three Kashmiri youths who were earlier offered the security of secular Bengal at a time when the ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 07.10.18

Santiniketan security step

The police in Birbhum have decided to prepare a database of elderly residents in Santiniketan and hold regular discussions with them as part of a plan to tighten security in Rabindranath Tagore’s ab...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan(WestBengal)


West Bengal  /  Published 14.07.19

Venkaiah Naidu to inaugurate renovated Shyamali

Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu will inaugurate the renovated Shyamali, Rabindranath Tagore’s mud house, on August 16. The renovation of Shyamali, which was built in 1935 and is one of Tagore’s five...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 31.10.18

Amartya Sen's cousin burgled in Santiniketan

The house of a cousin of economist Amartya Sen opposite the high-security Visva-Bharati campus was burgled on Tuesday night, three weeks after an elderly descendant of Rabindranath Tagore was robbed a...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan(WestBengal)

Opinion  /  Published 05.07.19

Does AI in casinos violate gamblers' right to privacy?

Fair falls foulSir — Swapan Dasgupta, a Rajya Sabha member, has requested the Centre to take over the Pous Mela, citing Visva-Bharati’s inability to organize the event as per the stipulations laid...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 06.06.19

Plan to change Basanta Utsav ‘tandav’ date

Visva-Bharati is planning to dissociate Basanta Utsav from Holi from next year because the university and the police do not have the wherewithal to manage such a huge gathering. The number of people v...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 15.03.20

Tourist haunts and hostels in south shut

The Birbhum district administration on Sunday ordered the closure of the famous rural market in Santiniketan, popularly known as Sonajhurir haat, till March 31 in order to prevent an outbreak of the n...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Suri


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