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PHOTO TALK OF SANTINIKETAN 10December2017

Would you believe that this baby Doel just got adventurous and moved out of nest for its first tread into real life? Well, that’s precisely the case. Still not mastering the art of flying, it just crawled out of the …

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VISVA BHARATI AS A CENTRAL UNIVERSITY NOW

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has consented to be present at the convocation of Visva Bharati, the exact time not being decided yet. A section of Visva Bharati fraternity appealed vehemently to Ms Smriti Irani, then Human Resource Minister, around 3 …

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THE LANDSCAPES LOST

The Artists these days hardly paint landscapes, except the new hands at painting in art schools. The photographers, now overburdened with macro, micro and selfies hardly capture the landscape. To most of us, pristine landscape is only a matter of …

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THE RAINS AND THE FISHY FOLKS AROUND SANTINIKETAN

The rains have been in for a month and half now, technically on the last leg of its rather amusing journey. From this time onwards to right upto the Puja vacations FISHY FOLKS, that is to say, folks fond of …

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NOTHING BAD ABOUT VISVA BHARATI

I have decided not to dedicatedly write anything negative about Visva Bharati, no not because everything is fine about the institution, but because it is no point criticizing, as Visva Bharati, in its own way is perfectly immune to criticism. …

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PEOPLE OF SANTINIKETAN: JAMSHED ALI KHAN

PREFACE: This time the intention was to get in touch with student leaders of Visva Bharati; hence interviewed Jamshed Ali Khan, a student leader of erstwhile Chatra Parishad (i.e.Congress I), but very recently switching over to Trinamul Chatra Parishad (TMCP) …

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PEOPLE OF SANTINIKETAN: HIMADRIJA (LABANYA) CHAKRABORTY

PREFACE: For some time I have been thinking about interviewing people one way or other related to Santiniketan, specially related to present times. Accordingly I take this opportunity to start a new serial interviewing people of Santiniketan. A BRIEF INTRODUCTION …

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POUSH MELA, OUSTER OF SUSHANTA DATTAGUPTA & DEMONETIZATION

It may appear quite bizarre a combination of topics, but all are well related to Santiniketan. POUSH MELA 2016: The Court Order restricted the annual fair only to 3 days from 23rd to 25th December, but in effect this year …

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