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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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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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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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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POUSH MELA 2013

POUSH MELA 2013 Honestly speaking I was not in the right frame of mind to absorb Poush Mela 2013, for several reasons. First of all I was a bit frustrated as the Lalbandh Butterfly Project remains an uncertain reality right …

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PROLOGUE TO POUSH MELA 2013

PROLOGUE TO POUSH MELA 2013 This year I feel compelled to write a prologue to Poush Mela, because this is most probably the last year Poush Mela is being organized in the current format. Poush Mela 2014 will be a …

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POTTERS IN BHANGA MELA

POUSH MELA 2012: THE END GAME POTTERS IN BHANGA MELA This old man, Sahadeb Pal, is coming to Poush Mela from 1958AD, as a five year old kid, with his grandfather. At that time the Poush Mela were held in …

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DOCUMENTING PATACHITRA by Md INTAJ ALI

DOCUMENTING PATACHITRA by Md INTAJ ALI Editors Note: Md Intaj Ali is a young lad from Dubrajpur, Birbhum, not exactly connected with Visva Bharati University, but deeply familiar with Santiniketan. I came into contact with Intaj, basically while working on …

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POUSH MELA-2012: THE PATACHITRA ARTISTS

POUSH MELA-2012: THE PATACHITRA ARTISTS The Patachitra or scroll-painting artists, invariably, along with the Dokra artists always sell their products on ground under the open sky in all Poush Melas. A roof at the fair ground is simply not available …

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