Monthly Archives: July 2013

RABINDRANATH, THE GURUDEVA

RABINDRANATH, THE GURUDEVA Contrary to the popular perception that M.K. Gandhi reciprocated by addressing Rabindranath Tagore as ‘Gurudeva’ when Tagore addressed M.K.Gandhi as ‘Mahatma’, the particular coinage ‘Gurudeva’ was first introduced by Bramhabandhab Upadhyay as early as 1901 when Rabindranath …

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STRAY THOUGHTS ON PATHA BHAVANA

STRAY THOUGHTS Far flung in time, moving with swift speed, I am still longing for a deep breath, after so many years on planet Earth life is still grasping for some deep realization. Is there any place for rest? Any …

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MIRIK– AN OBSERVATION

                   MIRIK– AN OBSERVATION by Payel Ghosh, 2nd Year Geography, Vidya Bhavana, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan Mirik is a small town in Darjeeling district of West Bengal , India .The name MIRIK comes from the Lepcha words “MIR-YOK” meaning  …

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IN MEMORY OF OUR TEACHERS

IN MEMORY OF OUR TEACHERS A Poem Treading with soft ankles, When we set our bare feet, To feel the softness of grass, They led us to an enchanting journey, ‘Ananda Loke Mangal-Aloke, Birajo Satya-Sundara….’ ‘It is not material, what …

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RAMKINKAR BAIJ: AN UNDEFINED GENIUS?

RAMKINKAR BAIJ: AN UNDEFINED GENIUS? I had no intention of writing on Ramkinkar Baij. But after going through a catalogue book ‘RAMKINKAR BAIJ: RETROSPECTIVE 2012’ curated by K.S.Radhakrishnan & Text by Prof. R. Siva Kumar it is perhaps relevant to …

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SINHA SADAN: A Brief Look Into History

SINHA SADAN: A Brief Look Into History The name ‘Sinha Sadan’, built in 1926, links the building to the Sinha family of Raipur, the then Jamindars, or to be more specific, the building should be linked with Lord Satyendra Prasanna …

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THE VELVET MITE

THE VELVET MITE Preface: The article needs a bit of introductory foreword. Oneday Samiran Nandy, my friend and a dedicated photographer involved with Rabindra Bhavana, Visva Bharati, came to my office at State Bank of India in a rather excited state …

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FLORA & FAUNA OF SANTINIKETAN: BUTTERFLIES

FLORA & FAUNA OF SANTINIKETAN: BUTTERFLIES Like the proverbial kid, anyone remains always interested in butterflies- many passively and few others actively. Even for the passively interested ones it is more an appreciation about the nuances of nature in the …

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