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Replacing Gandhi’s picture on notes with Tagore and Kalam? Here’s what RBI says
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Replacing Gandhi’s picture on notes with Tagore and Kalam? Here’s what RBI says

The RBI has refuted reports that it is considering replacing the face of Mahatma Gandhi on certain currency with prominent figures such as Abdul Kalam and Rabindranath Tagore

‘Thinking of Him’: Looking into universality of Tagore’s friendship with Victoria Ocampo through an Indo-Argentine film​
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‘Thinking of Him’: Looking into universality of Tagore’s friendship with Victoria Ocampo through an Indo-Argentine film​

The film, ‘Thinking of Him’, is based on the encounter and deep spiritual, platonic friendship between Rabindranath Tagore and Victoria Ocampo, an Argentine high-society lady

Interview | Doing a Paramhansa Yogananda or a Rabindranath Tagore is my biggest challenge: Victor Banerjee
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Interview | Doing a Paramhansa Yogananda or a Rabindranath Tagore is my biggest challenge: Victor Banerjee

The actor explains why his portrayal of Rabindranath Tagore in Pablo César’s Indo-Argentinian film, ‘Thinking of Him’, which hit the theatres across India on the occasion of Tagore’s 161st birth anniversary, holds a special place in his heart

The pull of the eternal: How Jagannath and Odisha had a profound impact on Guru Nanak
Arts & Culture

The pull of the eternal: How Jagannath and Odisha had a profound impact on Guru Nanak

A smiling Mahaprabhu asks him why Shah Fakir is not going inside for the darshan? Guru Nanak replies, ‘I have already seen the Lord’

Living Art | How COVID-19 lockdown, contrary to popular belief, has led to a boom in art market, thanks to online auctions
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Living Art | How COVID-19 lockdown, contrary to popular belief, has led to a boom in art market, thanks to online auctions

“During the lockdown, disposable incomes of the high-end groups and businessmen had grown because they weren’t travelling, partying or attending weddings. Speculators disappeared, and serious collectors gained ground," says Dinesh Vazirani, CEO, Saffronart.

Living Art: What Rabindranath Tagore's artwork at Christie's says about Nobel laureate's prowess as a painter
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Living Art: What Rabindranath Tagore's artwork at Christie's says about Nobel laureate's prowess as a painter

"Tagore’s Untitled (Couple) is not a painting of western or colonial subjects. In fact, it is the complete antithesis of that European academic realism that the British were still encouraging in the first half of the 20th century."

Trams, part of Kolkata heritage, are little more than a nostalgia ride today
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Trams, part of Kolkata heritage, are little more than a nostalgia ride today

In recent years, hit by natural disasters and official neglect, the city’s tram system has become little more than a nostalgia ride, its passengers more often looking for a lark than an efficient trip home.

Rabindranath Tagore 80th death anniversary: Here are few unforgettable quotes by him
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Rabindranath Tagore 80th death anniversary: Here are few unforgettable quotes by him

Tagore's works were known across the world; they were also widely translated into languages including English, Dutch, German, Spanish, and other European dialects.

The Friday List: From a talk on Satyajit Ray to a session on aircraft restoration, your weekly calendar of virtual events
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The Friday List: From a talk on Satyajit Ray to a session on aircraft restoration, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

Read an excerpt from Amader Shantiniketan: Author Shivani recalls special bond with Satyajit Ray in her memoir
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Read an excerpt from Amader Shantiniketan: Author Shivani recalls special bond with Satyajit Ray in her memoir

The memoir was written almost 50 years ago, when she was a young girl studying in Shantiniketan, the school set up by Rabindranath Tagore in Bengal.

Aparna Sen and Madhabi Mukherjee on Satyajit Ray, the man, and his enduring legacy
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Aparna Sen and Madhabi Mukherjee on Satyajit Ray, the man, and his enduring legacy

On Satyajit Ray's 100th birth anniversary, his leading ladies Aparna Sen and Madhabi Mukherjee weigh in on the political significance of the man and his legacy, even 29 years since he breathed his last.

The life and times of Devika Rani: Kishwar Desai on the fame, struggles of one of Hindi cinema's first heroines
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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
Politics

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
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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
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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
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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

Purba Dam, veteran Rabindra Sangeet stalwart, passes away at 85 in Kolkata
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Purba Dam, veteran Rabindra Sangeet stalwart, passes away at 85 in Kolkata

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'

Tracing a century of HMV, the label which laid the foundation of Indian music industry
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Tracing a century of HMV, the label which laid the foundation of Indian music industry

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
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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
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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.