Monthly Archives: June 2013

FLORA & FAUNA: SANTINIKETAN : END SUMMER

FLORA & FAUNA: SANTINIKETAN : END SUMMER Madhu Malati (Quisqualis indica)or Madhurilata (baptized so by Rabindranath, as opined by some) is an interesting thread of Santiniketan in perpetual continuity from past. This is a creeper I have seen in Santiniketan …

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REMEMBERING SHYAMALI KHASTAGIR

REMEMBERING SHYAMALI KHASTAGIR Run, Run, Run…… Run through the series of slanted palm trees, Crossing the bridge over river Kopai, Galloping across the red soil dust, Run away from this lonely life….. Shyamolidi would sometimes stop aside Grasp my wrist …

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REALTIONS WITH SANTINIKETAN (Part-2)

ADDRESS OF PRADHANA: Jawaharlal Nehru: 23 December 1945 (On Convocation Day) ………It seems to me that it is not possible for Visva Bharati to provide an answer to all the life’s problems. It is enough that at least attempts to …

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RELATIONS WITH SANTINIKETAN (Part-1)

RELATIONS WITH SANTINIKETAN (Part-1) Preface: The relation of Santiniketan with it’s ex-students have not been studied exclusively. With a vast number of ex-students it is also quite difficult to collect responses from meaningful number of ex-students. However, a few poser …

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NOMENCLATURE ATTUNED KRISHNACHURA & RADHACHURA

NOMENCLATURE ATTUNED KRISHNACHURA & RADHACHURA With a note to the earlier article ‘Summer Flowers of Santiniketan’ (http://muktodhara.org/?p=1888) and keeping in view to the learned comments by Subir Banerjee (Bublada) I am trying to present the flowers Krishnachura & Radhachura in …

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THE VALLEY of GREENS

THE VALLEY of GREENS In our school days in Patha Bhavana, or even prior to that, from our Ananda Pathsala days we used to move barefoot. That was the accepted norms then. We did feel the grass beneath our feet. …

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THE BAUL ART

THE BAUL ART Does anything exist like Baul Art? The conventional answer should be no. But, as Baul-Fakir ideology is a loosely forged ‘ism’ churned out by centuries in the rather undefined cultural scenario in Bengal, ‘Baul Art’ should not …

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TRANSCRIBING RABINDRANATH FOR OCAMPO

TRANSCRIBING RABINDRANATH FOR VICTORIA OCAMPO The meeting of minds :Victoria Ocampo (1890-1979) and Rabindranath Tagore(1961-1941): The eldest of six sisters, Victoria Ocampo grew up in the privileged environment of the Argentine elite. Frequent trips to Europe and schooling in several …

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SUMMER FLOWERS OF SANTINIKETAN

SUMMER FLOWERS OF SANTINIKETAN RADHACHURA, KRISHNACHURA,  KURCHI & MUCHKUNDA Krishnachura and Radhachura in almost synonymous with summer of Santiniketan. But very interestingly, though Krishnachura can be found at many places outside Santiniketan area, a Radhachura tree is difficult to come …

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