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Friday August 12, 2022


Apnar Santiniketan homestay

Three Days at Santiniketan

The people behind Apnar Santiniketan are trying to build up on their idea of heritage tourism with homestay facilities available in cottages, mud-huts, tents, heritage houses, all within one and a half kilometres from the marvellous Upasana Griha.

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Sangit Bhavana Santiniketan

Tagore Established the Glory of Music and Dance Through Sangit Bhavana

Tagore went forth, establishing the greatness and glory of music and dance. He invited many great gurus to come and teach at his institute and also sent his students and family members to receive formal training in the performing arts. He composed songs and dance dramas for important events, thereby keeping the arts forever innovative and vibrant.

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Rabindranath Tagore Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi

Visva-Bharati Is the Creation of a Poet

Visva-Bharati is the creation of a poet and artist’s imagination. Rabindranath himself called it ‘a poet’s school’, and he virtually thought of Visva-Bharati as a work of art.

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nostalgia of old houses

Home is Where the Soul Lives

I would often wander through the open front door and stand in the hollow rooms and gaze at the stains on the whitewashed walls where photo-frames of family portraits once hung.

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netaji subhash chandra bose victorial memorial

Banglaphile: Hour of the Icons

This Ministry of Culture event to mark the 125th birthday of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose may enter the annals for reasons not connected to the occasion.

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textile art boishali biswas
Art & Craft

Two Women & One Chat Window

Two women of Santiniketan, a university which is more green than grey, and is as close to soil as the sky. They chatted, quietly. Here, in these virtual boxes, words make rippling dots before appearing.

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Arts & Photography

My Art is a Vehicle for Soul Searching

I became convinced that as much as I loved to weave on a loom, I loved to get my hands dirty with dyes and paints on fabrics. And with that evolved my mixed media fiber art.

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