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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LOCATING MYSELF IN SANTINIKETAN

Off late, these days, I am having genuine problems to locate myself at Santiniketan. It may be due to age, just a whimsical fancy of mine. Or it might be real too! Somewhere a chord from the root to the …

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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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PHOTOGRAPHICALLY YOURS PART-6

IN THE BY-LANES OF SANTINIKETAN This is the age of highways. One can drive to Kolkata in flat 3 hours, then there is the information highway- people are actually contemplating information super-highways now. The quantum computers of the future are …

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THE BELONGING

THE BELONGING Hey, the wayward soul, where do you belong? Do you belong to the skies, or to the water, or to the soil with that typical smell in the air? Do you belong to your times, music and thoughts? …

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PEOPLE AROUND TAGORE’S ABODE OF PEACE

PEOPLE AROUND TAGORE’S ABODE OF PEACE  APRIL 2014 The election duty for the 16th Loksabha completely shook me up with incessant waves of heat for two grueling days after a sedate air-conditioned existence otherwise at office & home. In reality …

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THE KALEIDOSCOPE OF BENGALI NEW YEAR AROUND SANTINIKETAN

PEOPLE AROUND SANTINIKETAN-3 THE KALEIDOSCOPE OF BENGALI NEW YEAR AROUND SANTINIKETAN This year little away from Rabindranath Tagore’s Santiniketan, I treaded into the nearby rural psyche of the Bengali new year. The dramatic change of the perspective within a few …

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RIVER KOPAI

RIVER KOPAI I was at my wits end when I discovered this ‘nao’ (boat) at the banks of Kopai somewhere around Santiniketan on a wild trip on my motorbike along odd tracks beside the rather docile river. My trips along …

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