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Transcending generations: Ashapurna Debi's stories resonate with Jhumpa Lahiri today as they did with Bengali women during Partition

Jan 10, 2016

Transcending generations: Ashapurna Debi's stories resonate with Jhumpa Lahiri today as they did with Bengali women during Partition

During Partition, Ashapurna Debi's books resonated with the new Bengali woman as it was wholly in sync with her hopes and aspirations, and it continues to do so today. #Rabindranath Tagore #Bengali literature #BookReview #Pulitzer Prize #Jhumpa Lahiri #partition #Hachette India #Matchbox #FWeekend #Ashapurna Debi #Prasenjit Gupta
Sher-Khan, Kabuliwalla, Gandhari: Modi's address at Afghan Parliament had it all

Dec 25, 2015

Sher-Khan, Kabuliwalla, Gandhari: Modi's address at Afghan Parliament had it all

The memorable portrayal of a pathan 'Sher Khan' by actor Pran in Bollywood movie 'Zanjeer' on Friday found its way into diplomacy as Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned it to underscore how Indians view Afghans as true and magnanimous friends. #Cricket #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Rabindranath Tagore #parliament #Sher Khan #afghan
Song-Anthem confusion: President's function begins with Vande Mataram, not Jan Gan Mana

Dec 14, 2015

Song-Anthem confusion: President's function begins with Vande Mataram, not Jan Gan Mana

In a goof up, a function to celebrate first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru's 125th birth anniversary, attended by President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday began with a vocal rendition of 'Vande Mataram' instead of customary playing of the National Anthem by a military or police band #Pranab Mukherjee #NewsTracker #Rabindranath Tagore #jana gana mana #Vande Mataram #Shareworthy #Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay #Bidhan Memorial Trust #Jawaharlal Nehru 125th Birth Anniversary Committee
Chronicling history: Sabarmati Ashram to publish 8,500 letters written to Mahatma Gandhi

Nov 30, 2015

Chronicling history: Sabarmati Ashram to publish 8,500 letters written to Mahatma Gandhi

In an effort to provide greater insight into Mahatma Gandhi's exchange of views with the greats of his time, the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad has taken up a mammoth task to transcribe and publish over 8,500 letters he received. #NewsTracker #Rabindranath Tagore #Mahatma Gandhi #Jawaharlal Nehru #Sarojini Naidu #Sabarmati Ashram #Romain Rolland #Madeleine Slade #Esther Faering #Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust
BJP is encouraging communal forces, attacks on minorities, claims Sitaram Yechury

Nov 30, 2015

BJP is encouraging communal forces, attacks on minorities, claims Sitaram Yechury

CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday accused the ruling BJP of "encouraging communal forces" in the country and creating a fear psychosis in minds of minorities and dalits by intimidating them. #BJP #Sitaram Yechury #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Rabindranath Tagore #NDA #CPI (M) #Intolerance #Bihar Assembly Elections #AwardWapsi
Argentinian filmmaker Pablo Cesar says he wants Naseeruddin Shah to play Tagore

Nov 26, 2015

Argentinian filmmaker Pablo Cesar says he wants Naseeruddin Shah to play Tagore

Argentinian filmmaker Pablo Cesar says he is set to direct a film based on the life of Rabindranath Tagore titled "Thinking Of Him" and wants Indian actor Naseeruddin Shah to play the titular role. #Rabindranath Tagore #Naseeruddin Shah #Satyajit Ray #Shyam Benegal #Argentinian filmmaker Pablo Cesar #Aphrodite
Nayantara Sahgal may be guilty of selective outrage, but that doesn't mean she is wrong

Oct 07, 2015

Nayantara Sahgal may be guilty of selective outrage, but that doesn't mean she is wrong

Nayantara who? For many Indians today, the youth demographic that Narendra Modi talks about all the time, the name Nayantara Sahgal will not ring a bell. #Rabindranath Tagore #InMyOpinion #Sahitya Akademi #Ashok Vajpeyi #Dadri killing #Nayantara Sahgal
Rabindranath Tagore experts, politicians hit out at Kalyan Singh for national anthem remarks

Jul 09, 2015

Rabindranath Tagore experts, politicians hit out at Kalyan Singh for national anthem remarks

Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh on Wednesday drew flak from Tagore experts, constitutional figures, academicians and politicians for seeking an amendment in the national anthem "Jana Gana Mana". #NewsTracker #Rabindranath Tagore #Kalyan Singh #jana gana mana #National Anthem