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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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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THE FUNDING ISSUES IN VISVA BHARATI

These days, in all Bhavanas, the faculty members and principals in Visva Bharati ritually lament over lack of funds, stunting several development plans according to their version. Apparently, looking from outside Visva Bharati looks well fed, actually a fairly pampered …

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THE MONSOON MASALA AUGUST 2016

Though forecasted as above normal monsoon is delayed and sporadic in this part of West Bengal. Never the less it is magic in rural areas around Santiniketan. Activities spurt forth after the blunt and punishing summer. This is also time …

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THE EXISTENTIAL ISSUES AROUND SANTINIKETAN

Sometimes I do wonder if we live in this real world, some images appear much beyond the limits of our cognizable existence. I am always suspended in the duality of real and surreal; and have never been able to ascertain …

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KNOW YOUR STUDENTS: KOUSTABH GHOSH

THE STUDENT: Koustabh Ghosh, the final year student of Bachelors’ of Physical Education in Visva Bharati, is a dedicated achiever. After being the State and National champion in Power Lifting in his weight category, he has very recently bagged 3 …

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