Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicRabindranath Tagore

Topic: Rabindranath Tagore

Tagore had the answer to rural poverty, education. The blueprint’s still in Santiniketan

To introduce Tagore's ideas on these issues, one needs to translate his works into other Indian languages. But very little progress has been made in 80 years.

When Rabindranath Tagore sent 3 men to study agriculture in US so they can build Sriniketan

In ‘History of Sriniketan’, Uma Das Gupta writes about Tagore’s rural reconstruction project, where scientists, economists, sociologists and technicians came together with villagers to build Sriniketan.

Bengali poet Jibanananda Das took over Tagore’s legacy by not trying ‘too hard’

Despite receiving criticism for the lack of nationalism and non-Marxist elements in his work, Jibanananda Das stood out among Bengali poets.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

How farmers are being misled by Gandhi, and Tagore’s unfulfilled vision of India

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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.

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Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

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Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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