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Students at the Visva-Bharati campus. Phalguni Pan (student with beard) is among 3 students who were expelled by the university in August but reinstated by the Calcutta High Court | Madhuparna Das | ThePrint

Students expelled, teachers under fire, rank tumbles — turmoil in 100th year of Visva-Bharati

Tenure of Visva-Bharati Vice-Chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty, who assumed chair in 2018, has been marked by a series of controversies. Faculty say they've raised matter with Modi govt.
Prabir De, a dealer, shows the unsold stock lying at his house | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

‘Survived Covid, but dying businesses will kill us’: Bengal kantha artists are now labourers

Known for their fine handiwork in batik and kantha, rural craftsmen are now resorting to selling vegetables or working as daily wagers to earn a livelihood in the second lockdown.
File photo | Rabindranath Tagore in 1925 | Wikimedia Commons

I asked Tagore to write an essay for me so I could top my class. We got 4 out of 10

In ‘Amader Shantiniketan’, Padma Shri and late Hindi author Shivani had written about ‘Gurudev’ Rabindranath Tagore teaching her Bangla.
An undated photograph of Rabindranath Tagore | Photo: Commons

Why Bengal needs to learn from Tagore’s words on resolving conflicts through ‘Hindu viewpoint’

In his article ‘Swadeshi Samaj’, Tagore wrote about importance of shunning violence to dominate the rivals, and that of ‘Hindu viewpoint’ as the only way out to resolve conflict in Indian society.
File photo | Rabindranath Tagore in 1925 | Wikimedia Commons

Tagore’s ‘Ramrajya’ didn’t have one Rama. Hindutva soldiers should know that

As the West Bengal election draws near, Modi-Shah’s party wants to claim the legacy of Tagore. But his plays and poems still fight kings and their kingdoms.
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How farmers are being misled by Gandhi, and Tagore’s unfulfilled vision of India

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at Visva Bharati University, via video conferencing, in New Delhi, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. | PTI

Rabindranath Tagore’s vision essence of Atmanirbhar Bharat — PM Modi at Visva-Bharati event

Speaking at Visva-Bharati University's centenary celebrations, Modi praised the institute's role in India's freedom movement and furthering the cause of universal brotherhood.

Modi’s lockdown beard is here to stay. It has much to achieve, politically

Modi is slowly and steadily crafting his own persona to match up to the looks of the greatest political and philosophical icons of India.
Local residents of Bolpur protest at Visva-Bharati University's Poush Mela ground on 17 August 2020 | ANI

Tagore’s Visva-Bharati shuts down indefinitely after mob goes on rampage at Poush Mela ground

Residents vandalised university gates to protest against building of a wall around mela ground. CM Mamata Banerjee says any construction there is against Tagore’s idea of Visva-Bharati.
A security personnel and performers pose for the camera during the event | Praveen Jain | ThePrint Team

Forced national integration of India will ruin its composite culture

Composite culture must reject mono-cultural domination, and reaffirm the value of pluralism of India. Tagore had said that the best way to union is to honour separateness.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.