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VISIT TO COUNTRYSIDE SANTINIKETAN February 2018

In a fast expanding township with much better road network, the countryside is ceaselessly receding from Santiniketan. But then one can always move away from the humdrum and can get into peaceful stroll to explore the landscape. Unlike decades ago, …

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PEOPLE OF SANTINIKETAN: HIMADRIJA (LABANYA) CHAKRABORTY

PREFACE: For some time I have been thinking about interviewing people one way or other related to Santiniketan, specially related to present times. Accordingly I take this opportunity to start a new serial interviewing people of Santiniketan. A BRIEF INTRODUCTION …

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VISBHA BHARATI NEWS

THE MATTERS AT THE HELM: Visva Bharati is now at the stewardship of Acting Vice Chancellor Prof. Swapan Kumar Datta after the premature removal of the Permanent VC Prof Sushanta Dattagupta. CBI has started an enquiry into alleged irregularities conducted …

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PROACTIVE SPIRITUALISM, SANTINIKETAN & VISVA BHARATI

PROLOGUE: Spiritualism, specially with reference to Maharshi Devendranath and Gurudeva Rabindranath Tagore is a very subtle, yet vast concept. This article does not really intend to deal in details about the nuances of spiritualism at Santiniketan, a conceptual place, the …

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ONE MORE SEASON PASSES BY IN SANTINIKETAN

One more winter passes in Santiniketan. Rabindranath left us about 75 years back. Santiniketan now languishes at one corner of existence still trying hard to recollect him. The internal composure has weakened in each successive year to make Tagore an …

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THE STIFLING STALEMATE AT VISVA BHARATI

Crazy as it may seem, Visva Bharati at this moment is headed by Vice Chancellor Professor Sushanta Dattagupta, but stripped off all financial and appointing powers, resulting in a stifling stalemate condition for the University where all major financial and …

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RABINDRA NRITYA-NEW INITIATIVES AT VISVA BHARATI

Visva Bharati has formed a new course at Sangit Bhavana, namely ‘Rabindra Nritya’, which is in its second year now. Historically speaking, Rabindranath assimilated dance forms basically from Manipuri & Kathakali style to suit the desired dancing expressions he envisaged. …

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SURVIVING IN A COMPETITIVE WORLD: SURVIVALS OF THE FIT AND CO-EXISTENCE

Darwin was perhaps bit too over enthusiastic proclaiming the term ‘Survival of the Fittest’; while as actual scientific observation should moderate the term to “Survivals of the Fit”. Probably Darwin, being one among the human species, was even a bit …

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