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.
The problem with Indian publishing: State apathy, sales-driven editorial strategy, lack of accurate data
Indian publishing, dominated by education and struggling to function through a lack of data, suffers the consequences of a state hostile to publishing and apathetic to the dissemination of knowledge.
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.
Ami Kolkata: A museum housed within Metcalfe Hall re-imagines the City of Joy, reflects its democratic spirit
Ami Kolkata has its mandatory Tagore and Ray, but it also has a stairwell lined with quirky posters – old movie classics as well as vintage ads for Horlicks malted milk, Lily barley biscuits, and Firpo’s machine-made bread. It celebrates Kolkata biryani and Chinatown breakfasts as much as it honours its pioneers like Raja Ram Mohun Roy and Begum Roqeya.
Deb Medhekar's upcoming film Bioscopewala is based on Rabindranath Tagore's short story Kabuliwala.
Mumbai-based novelist Jerry Pinto, who was one of the 24 recipients of the 2016 Sahitya Akademi Award, argued the role of authors in the wake of rising debate between nationalism and freedom of speech in India
Leopards and leeches are permanent partners in a dilapidated home nestled in the dense forests of Uttarakhand where Rabindranath Tagore once found inspiration for his epic, Gitanjali
Reading Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's works was a "turning point" in his writings, acclaimed lyricist Gulzar says
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Thursday paid homage to Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore on his birth anniversary.
With a month to go for Rabindranath Tagore's birthday, a TV serial on the life of Mrinalini Devi, his wife, and other women who played a role in the poet's life, is in the making
Japanese Emperor Akihito said the first visit of the royal couple to India more than half a century ago, as the then crown prince and princess, had left "a strong and lasting impression on us to this day" and hoped their current visit, as the king and queen of Japan, would deepen the bond of mutual friendship and trust between the two Asian countries.