The life and times of Devika Rani: Kishwar Desai on the fame, struggles of one of Hindi cinema's first heroines
Devika Rani's contributions to the pioneering studio Bombay Talkies went beyond acting. She took full control of it following the death of Himansu Rai, her husband.
Mamata Banerjee demands four capitals for India, says Parliament sessions should alternate between locations
Criticising the Centre for abolishing the Planning Commission, the West Bengal chief minister also said that the Niti Aayog and the planning panel can co-exist
West Bengal polls: Land of Rabindranath Tagore will never let 'hate politics' overpower secularism, says Mamata Banerjee
Talking about the recent defections from the TMC, the West Bengal chief minister said the saffron camp 'may have bought a few MLAs, but it can never buy' her party
People of Bengal won't be worthy heirs of Tagore and Netaji if they don't reject communalism, says Amartya Sen
The Nobel laureate has been in the middle of controversy after the Visva Bharati university reportedly wrote to the West Bengal government alleging that dozens of land parcels owned by it were wrongfully recorded in the names of private parties, including Sen
Tagore's vision essence of Centre's 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' mission, says Narendra Modi at Visva-Bharati centenary celebrations
The PM also spoke of inclusiveness in an apparent jibe at Mamata Banerjee-led government which has labelled the BJP as an outsider in the run-up to the Assembly election in the state
A true disciple of legendary Rabindra Sangeet singer Suchitra Mitra, Dam regaled listeners with her rendition of songs like 'Modhur tomar sesh je na pai prohor holo sesh/Bhuban jure roilo lege anando abesh'
His Master’s Voice, a music label with a long and chequered history, is known for laying the foundations of the Indian music industry. This is the story of HMV in India.
In Anvita Dutt's Bulbbul, echoes from stories surrounding Rabindranath Tagore's family home Jorasanko
Aruna Chakravarti's Jorasanko gives fascinating insight into the lives of the Tagore women, from which many aspects take centre-stage in Anvita Dutt's Bulbbul.
Rabindranath Tagore's thoughts on nation-building that informed the National Anthem remain timely, and relevant
As Rabindranath Tagore's 159th birth anniversary is observed, revisiting the origins of the National Anthem and why it is the 'protest song' India needs at this socio political juncture.
Rabindranath Tagore 159th birth anniversary: From VP Venkaiah Naidu to Amitabh Bachchan, Twitterati celebrates Nobel laureate
Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913.
Rabindranath Tagore 159th birth anniversary: Here are five lesser known facts about the first Indian Nobel Laureate
This year marks the 159th birth anniversary of Tagore. Every year, his birth anniversary is observed as Rabindra Jayanti across the country.
On Satyajit Ray's 99th birth anniversary, his leading ladies Aparna Sen and Madhabi Mukherjee weigh in on the political significance of the man and his legacy, even 28 years since he breathed his last.
In May, both public and private sector banks in India will remain shut on May Day (1 May), Buddha Purnima, and Eid-ul-Fitr, in addition to the weekly offs.
World Art Day 2020: Occasion marks Leonardo Da Vinci's birth anniversary, aims to create awareness about diversity of artistic expression
The day was adopted by the International Association of Art, a partner of UNESCO, to create awareness of creative activity worldwide.
'Shubhamastu', a Kolkata-based collective of priestesses led by Dr Nandini Bhowmik, Ruma Roy, Semanti Banerjee, and Paulomi Chakraborty, has been presiding over Hindu ceremonies of weddings, memorial services, housewarming rituals, among others, for over a decade now.
Visva Bharati University likely to drop plan to deploy CISF on campus after audit shows costs are 4 times the varsity’s security budget
Visva Bharati University, which had sought CISF deployment on its campus citing security concerns, is likely to drop the plan as the cost for the paramilitary force deployment is too high for the varsity's budget for security
Watch: Martin Sheen quotes Rabindranath Tagore's 'Where The Mind Is Without Fear' in speech at climate change protest
Martin Sheen lauded Jane Fonda for her efforts to spread awareness about climate change through Fire Drill Fridays.
Exhibition of Jogen Chowdhury's works sheds light on his early life as refugee, maps his artistic evolution
Seminal artist Jogen Chowdhury's works are on display at a retrospective-scale exhibition at the Kolkata Centre for Creativity's Emami Art Gallery. Titled 'Reverie and Reality', the exhibition has been curated by poet and art critic Ranjit Hoskote, who's put together 175 of Chowdhury's artworks across various media, spanning the length of his six-decade-long career. The three-month-long solo exhibition opened on 20 September.
On Gandhi Jayanti, remembering Mahatma's most beloved hymns — from Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram to Lead, Kindly Light
A common theme seems to run through Gandhiji’s preferred playlist. The themes of devotion, harmony and reconciliation are a common thread. And through all of the songs, there is a sense of gazing deeply into the self to bring out the best that resides in everyone regardless of how trying the circumstances are.
At exhibition celebrating Kala Bhavana, questions about guru-shishya tradition, how we frame legacies
Curated by sculptor and Kala Bhavana alumnus KS Radhakrishnan, the exhibition — titled 'Pillars of an Artscape' — is based on portraying the lineage of contributions made by the seven “pillars” of the institute — Rabindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Benode Behari Mukherjee, Ramkinkar Baij, KG Subramanyan, Somnath Hore, and Sarbari Roy Choudhury.