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How Tagore's legacy is being encroached upon
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How Tagore's legacy is being encroached upon

Tagore had a song for every occasion. Perhaps one of his songs on greed could become the anthem for the once hallowed Visva Bharati, says Keya Sarkar.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com It was about a decade ago that the powers that be at Tagore's Visva Bharati University in Santiniketan convinced the University Grants Commission that it needed to build a wall around the campus to save it from encroachments.   The UGC, which primarily grants funds to augment education at central ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago

Caught between worship and blame

200 years on, the legacy of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan -- the man behind the Aligarh Muslim University -- hangs between two extremes.Mohammad Sajjad brings much needed perspective to the debate. Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: 1817 to 1898.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   As the birth bicentenary of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan (1817-1898) -- a realist-pragmatist of 19th century India, a distinguished reformer, and founder of the MAO College (now the Aligarh Muslim University) -- is being celebrated, one ...
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Why Kolkata celebrates Christmas with such fervour

'Anantkumar Hegde will be pleased that those thousands who formed a long line to enter the grounds of St Paul's Cathedral on Christmas Eve night were both aware of their 'parentage' -- to use his insulting term -- and would describe themselves as Hindu,' says Rahul Jacob. IMAGE: Christmas Eve Mass at St Paul's Cathedral in Kolkata. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters One moment loud carols in Bengali seemed to echo up and down Kolkata's Park Street, the next minute the familiar silhouette of ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago
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BJP, Congress gear up for 2018 poll battle

Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat are over. Another set of state elections is due in 2018. Here’s an assessment of the next round of the electoral challenge and how it could change India’s political equations. Karnataka: Which better caste combination? IMAGE: Yeddyurappa, from the BJP, is doing all that he can to ensure that the state of Karnataka votes for him. Photograph: @BSYBJP/Twitter Scheduled for April, the Karnataka election campaign is already underway. A ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Foraying into new frontiers

City: New Delhi Discovery Communications in India is fast getting into the digital space with new packaging and content to attract mass audience It’s an ‘action-packed’ moment at Discovery Communications in India that recently announced its plans to ...
 The Financial Chronicle1 month ago

Vishal Bhardwaj releases a series of poetries in his book Nude

While his films boast of reflection of society, with the same intention, Vishal Bhardwaj has taken ahead his love for art in a different form. From what we hear, he is a closet poet who has now taken forward his love for poems a step ahead by publishing a ...
 Bollywood Hungama1 month ago

Car companies Want Silicon Valley’s Tech Without Patent Wars

Bloomberg As automakers turn their vehicles into app-laden computers on wheels, the­re’s one habit they don’t want to acquire from Silicon Valley: fighting over patents in court. Manufacturers are trying to learn from the smartphone wars, which cost ...
 The Financial Chronicle1 month ago

Prez asks people to stand guard against radicalism, extremism

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said the government is actively pursuing its ambitious Act East Policy, which will involve economic initiatives and building connectivity projects in the Asia-Pacific Region. "The projects and initiatives will be ...
 Deccan Herald1 month ago

The First Bharat Mata

IN TIME FOR the 150th anniversary of her birth arrives this excellent and frustrating biography of Margaret Noble, better known as Sister Nivedita of Vivekananda. Nivedita (or ‘dedicated’) was one of the ‘Hindu revivalist’ thinker and Vedanta ...
 Open Magazine2 months ago
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Sweet success for Bengal as Rosogolla wins a GI tag

West Bengal won a Geographical Indication (GI) tag for the iconic Rosogolla after a protracted legal battle with neighbouring Odisha. GI is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to ...
 catchnews.com2 months ago
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