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FEW INTERESTING BIRDS OF SANTINIKETAN

A variety of the Salikh, this one is probably called the “Dhusar Salikh”, as poetized famously by Jibanananda Das. This bird was found in large numbers inside the Ashrama Complex, atop the famous Banyan tree near Santoshalaya. The surprising element …

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নব বরষা

কে ভাই তুমি? আছ কেমন? মাঝে মাঝে দেখা সাক্ষাৎ হয় বইকি। কিন্তু ব্যাস্ত থাকি তো, হাই হেলো বলা হয়ে ওঠেনা। এই আজকে ছুটির দিন, কাজকর্ম নেই, অর্থাৎ কিনা খুঁজেপেতে কাজকর্ম জোগাড় করতে মোটেই ভালো লাগছে না। অনেক তো হল। সেই …

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THE SPACES OF CHILDHOOD

I had been wondering for sometime to evaluate ‘space’ in one’s childhood. It is not only space in real terms, also the space created in mind—the mind space. Going back to my childhood at Patha Bhavana, I am invariably greeted …

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KOPAI ..THE SWEET EXISTENCE

Pretty and quiet, only a bit aggressive very occasionally, Kopai is a sedate but charmed existence. Even the tiniest stream of life, etches out its own story, fairly subtle and drooling. I have spent fair amount of leisure time by …

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VISIT TO COUNTRYSIDE SANTINIKETAN February 2018

In a fast expanding township with much better road network, the countryside is ceaselessly receding from Santiniketan. But then one can always move away from the humdrum and can get into peaceful stroll to explore the landscape. Unlike decades ago, …

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VISIT TO KALA BHAVANA

Since my father was a faculty member of Kala Bhavana, even in 1970s as a half pant clad school boy I used to visit Kala Bhavana often. At that time both Nandalal Bose and Ramkinkar Baij were alive. But as …

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LOCATING MYSELF IN SANTINIKETAN

Off late, these days, I am having genuine problems to locate myself at Santiniketan. It may be due to age, just a whimsical fancy of mine. Or it might be real too! Somewhere a chord from the root to the …

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I LOST YOU SOMEWHERE

I lost you somewhere, within the fissures of my solitude, into the maze of time-ever flowing, incessant, cruel. I have often tried to locate the lost space, where your smiling and mischievous eyes still probe deep into my soul. Were …

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GENESIS OF THE ROMANCE IN SANTINIKETAN

Romance is almost synonymous with Santiniketan, and hence difficult to locate specifically. Someone spending some amount of time in Santiniketan and not feeling the romantic urge in some form or other is a genuine rarity. As for me, I can …

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COLOURS OF POUSHMELA-2017

Honestly speaking, this year 2017, I was not in the right mood for photography, instead thought that I would relax and just catch up with the huge amount of yearly gossip churned out, over cups and cups of coffee, at …

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