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Swami Vivekananda
Opinion  /  Published 22.04.22

Numerical tyranny

A morning newspaper consumed with coffee can be a source of hope or a moment of despair. Of late, despair as a narrative dominates news, raising the question as to whether the citizen as a spectator h...
By Shiv Visvanathan

News  /  Published 16.04.22

Devotees brave April scorcher to throng Belur Math, temples on Poila Baisakh

An opportunity to visit all the places of interest at Belur Math for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic two years ago saw thousands of devotees throng the headquarters of the Ramakrishn...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 25.03.22

Glorious heritage

A slice of Santiniketan played out in the distant Scotland of the East last week. On Doljatra, the residents of Shillong celebrated Basanta Utsav at Brookside, the bungalow where Rabindranath Tagore h...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee

News  /  Published 02.03.22

Schools in Kolkata celebrate Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary, Republic Day

The students were in for a pleasant surprise when they logged into their school’s Facebook page to view the Republic Day celebrations held in their school. The teachers were present during the f...
By Chandreyee Ghose

Opinion  /  Published 14.02.22

Internal criticism as a moral virtue

Liberalism privileges criticism and dissent. Several statements from the writings of modern Indian thinkers can be scrutinized against the background of the liberal framework. One such statement is: &...
By A. Raghuramaraju

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Opinion  /  Published 21.01.22

A Truth Commission for the Northeast

This essay is a letter to my fellow Indians. It’s a prayer, a plea, a proposal for a project, a moral experiment. It was triggered by the emptiness of Independence Day, when a majoritarian, medi...
By Shiv Visvanathan

Opinion  /  Published 18.01.22

Letters to the Editor: Delinking weddings with exorbitant costs is welcome

Simple formula Sir — The West Bengal government recently increased the number of people allowed to attend weddings to 200 or half the venue’s capacity, whichever is less. Indian weddings ...

Arts  /  Published 14.01.22

Seeking solace in music

Wasim Ahmed Khan (picture, bottom) took the stage next for his vocal recital — he started off with Raga Multani. A sincere proponent of the Agra gharana, Khan always leaves a distinct mark ...
By Payel Sengupta

News  /  Published 12.01.22

Book on Swami Vivekananda's culinary experiments to release on Jan 17

The English translation of Swami Vivekananda: The Feasting, Fasting Monk, a Bengali book by bestselling author Sankar on the philosopher-spiritual guru's experiments with food and cooking, will hi...
By PTI

Campus  /  Published 12.01.22

National Youth Day 2022: How Swami Vivekananda shaped my mind

Vivekananda was a fast bowler, horse rider, golfer and wrestler, and stressed the importance of sport ...
By Priyam Marik


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