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Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti 2022: Date, importance and significance of the day

May 09, 2022 4:08 pm

He didn’t just change the map of Bengali literature in India but was also the linchpin of the Indian freedom struggle through his music and poems

From growing up in Shantiniketan to winning Nobel Prize: Amartya Sen looks back at his journey

June 05, 2021 7:53 pm

In an interview with The Harvard Gazette, the economist looked back at the last nine decades and what drove him to study the underlying mechanisms of poverty and gender inequity.

What we are witnessing in Shantiniketan is an ugly fight ­between ideo­logies

January 10, 2021 8:44 am

In the heated political battlefield of West Bengal ahead of the Assembly election, set to be a bitter contest between the ruling Trinamool and the BJP, both Poush Mela and the land row are seen to be motivated.

Why the decision to cancel Visva-Bharati’s spring and winter festivals is disturbing

August 10, 2020 8:48 am

There seems to be a concerted move to strip the centenary celebrations of Tagore’s spirit of inclusiveness. Hence, the decision to ban the Poush Mela and Basanta Utsav.

Here's why you should plan a trip to the university town of Shantiniketan

October 24, 2019 2:41 pm

Not many know that 'Shantiniketan' was actually the name of a guesthouse that Tagore senior had built when he founded the Brahmo Samaj circa 1863.

Denied loan, Rabindranath Tagore’s descendant takes to crowdfunding for school in Shantiniketan

August 13, 2018 7:22 am

Taking forward Tagore’s legacy is a descendant from the family, Sudripta Tagore, who is raising money through crowdfunding to build the school brick-by-brick.

Nature of His Work

April 30, 2015 12:02 am

A travelling exhibition of artist Krishna Reddy features his work from student days at Shantiniketan to his preoccupation with social concerns in daunting yet minimalist frames.

Sacred Record

April 26, 2015 6:14 pm

A collaborative project between Zurich’s Museum Rietberg and Delhi’s Crafts Museum documents the rare and distinctive musical traditions of the Santals.

Visva-Bharati to restore quota in admission

February 06, 2015 12:12 am

Quo system for admission to UG and PG classes would be maintained for the current session.

Shantiniketan: Bangladeshi student raped by local guardian

December 06, 2014 4:03 pm

The girl was a residential student, while the accused stayed outside the campus.


After Modi's Visva-Bharati address, Mamata's show of strength at Santiniketan

December 29, 2020 7:34 pm

Mamata Banerjee, during a rally in Bolpur, branded Visva-Bharati VC Bidyut Chakrabarty as a "BJP man", and said that he plans to destroy the rich heritage of the hallowed institution by "importing divisive and communal politics inside its campus".