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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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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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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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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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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