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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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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AFTER THOUGHT-BASANTA UTSAVA-KALA & SANGIT BHAVANA

On the very morning of Basanta Utsava 2016 at Santiniketan, on the premises of Kala Bhavana, the art wing of Visva Bharati University, having a chat with faculty members there, I just casually inquired ‘Why do not you take part …

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POUSH MELA

Swinging with the flooded memories of Poush Mela, I was leafing through the images I captured at random from 2008 onwards, trying to fathom what this particular yearly event actually means. In 2008, when Poush Mela was bifurcated to the …

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STAGE DÉCOR BASANTA UTSAVA 2015, EXPLORING PALASH

STAGE DÉCOR BASANTA UTSAVA 2015, EXPLORING PALASH This year 2015AD, instead of focusing my camera on the usual morning bonanza of living colours of Basanta Utsava, I decided to get a close glimpse of the stage décor for the evening …

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THE DISCORDANT NOTES OF POUSH MELA 2014

THE DISCORDANT NOTES OF POUSH MELA 2014 Even for this photographer, the mood seems to be fairly pensive, without being too sure about what exactly to expect, with the excitement factor soon petering out with so much of everything punched …

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VASANTA UTSAVA 2014 AT SANTINIKETAN

VASANTA UTSAVA 2014 AT SANTINIKETAN In essence the Basanta Utsava or the spring festival at Santiniketan starts with the Basantabouri (Coppersmith bird) again peeping out at the end of winter, as the fleet-footed spring steps in rather stealthily. Soon the …

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GEET GOVINDA & JOYDEV MELA 2014: THE CONTRAST

GEET GOVINDA & JOYDEV MELA 2014: THE CONTRAST Joydev-Kenduli Mela can be interpreted according to one’s own choices. I have written before on Joydev Mela (link:http://muktodhara.org/?p=515), one may go through the link for a rather comprehensive view. This time, somehow …

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PEOPLESCAPE-POUSH MELA 2013

PEOPLESCAPE-POUSH MELA 2013 The trust of 1888 by Devendranath Tagore, among other important facets, had a provision for holding a fair on 7th Poush basically to enlighten the rural folk around Santiniketan about the ways and means of Bramhaism, and …

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