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Speaking at the convocation ceremony of Visva-Bharati University via video conferencing, PM said he is inspired and delighted to be part of the 'wonderful heritage that Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore gave to mother India'.(Youtube)

Tagore wanted to globalise Indian culture through Visva-Bharati University

ANI, Shantiniketan (west Bengal) [india]
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 06:28 PM IST
Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore wanted to take the Indian culture to the global platform through formation of Visva-Bharati University, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.
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Sitharaman also referred to the Indian cricket team’s historic Test series win in Australia’s difficult conditions as an indicator of what Indians are capable of when faced with adversity.(HT Photo)
Sitharaman also referred to the Indian cricket team’s historic Test series win in Australia’s difficult conditions as an indicator of what Indians are capable of when faced with adversity.(HT Photo)

Rabindranath Tagore, Australia test series win find space in FM's budget speech

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 03:43 AM IST
“Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark,” Nirmala Sitharaman quoted Tagore’s lines from his work “Fireflies”.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a rally ahead of West Bengal Assembly polls 2021, at Bolpur in Birbhum district of West Bengal.(PTI)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a rally ahead of West Bengal Assembly polls 2021, at Bolpur in Birbhum district of West Bengal.(PTI)

Don’t like derogatory remarks being made against Visva-Bharati’: Mamata Banerjee

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 05:32 PM IST
A war of words has broken out between the BJP and Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress (TMC) since Union home minister Amit Shah’s visit to the university which was founded by Nobel laureate Tagore in 1921.
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Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen.(HT file)
Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen.(HT file)

Amartya Sen lashes out at Visva-Bharati VC “empowered” by Centre

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Kolkata
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 07:16 PM IST
Sen was born in 1933 at Santiniketan, which is home to Visva-Bharati, the university founded by Rabindranath Tagore, another Nobel prize recipient and a literary giant from Bengal.
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Nobel laureate Amartya Sen(Image via Twitter)
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen(Image via Twitter)

Amartya Sen lashes out at Visva-Bharati VC ‘empowered’ by Centre

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni | Kolkata
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 11:33 PM IST
A huge controversy had erupted on Thursday, the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the centenary celebrations of Visva-Bharati when media reported that the university has written to the West Bengal government alleging dozens of land parcels owned by it were wrongfully recorded in the names of private parties including Sen.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at Visva-Bharati University, via video conferencing, in New Delhi, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at Visva-Bharati University, via video conferencing, in New Delhi, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020.(PTI)

Trinamool pick holes in PM’s Tagore comments at Visva-Bharati; BJP hits back

By Tanmay Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 05:25 PM IST
The PM’s comments come right in the middle of a heated political campaign for next year’s polls that has seen the ruling Trinamool and the BJP, its main challenger, fighting over the state’s icons and its legacy.
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PM Narendra Modi virtually addressing centenary celebrations of Visva-Bharati University on Thursday. (Video grab)
PM Narendra Modi virtually addressing centenary celebrations of Visva-Bharati University on Thursday. (Video grab)

PM Modi on Tagore’s Gujarat link, Srimati Hutteesingh and Jnanadanandini Devi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 02:40 PM IST
This connection shows despite being fragmented by difference in language, food, clothes, our country is united in soul, PM Modi said.
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PM Modi is the Chancellor of Visva-Bharati University(PTI)
PM Modi is the Chancellor of Visva-Bharati University(PTI)

PM Modi to address centenary celebrations of Visva-Bharati University today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 06:39 AM IST
Visva-Bharati University, founded by Rabindranath Tagore in 1921, is the oldest Central University in the country.
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Union home minister Amit Shah(File photo)
Union home minister Amit Shah(File photo)

Union Home Minister pays homage to Tagore at Bengal’s Vishva Bharati varsity

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Shantiniketan
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 05:53 PM IST
He said that as the Vishva-Bharati nears its centenary year, Tagore’s teachings should spread across the world, helping Indian knowledge and culture achieve international acclaim through his works.
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The home minister arrived in the state on Saturday to campaign for the upcoming assembly election that is scheduled to take place next year.(ANI)
The home minister arrived in the state on Saturday to campaign for the upcoming assembly election that is scheduled to take place next year.(ANI)

Home minister Amit Shah pays tribute to Rabindranath Tagore, attends cultural programme in Santiniketan

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 03:06 PM IST
Amit Shah also attended a cultural programme at Visva Bharati University in Santiniketan, Birbhum.
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Home Minister Amit Shah.(PTI file)
Home Minister Amit Shah.(PTI file)

Amit Shah to visit Vishwa Bharti University at Shantiniketan

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Kolkata
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 12:31 PM IST
The Union Minister is also scheduled to visit Shyambati in Birbhum, where he will have lunch with the family of a Baul singer. Later he will hold a roadshow in Bolpur from hanuman mandir on Stadium Road to Bolpur Circle.
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The offending placard. (HT Photo)
The offending placard. (HT Photo)

Placards welcoming Amit Shah placed Tagore below him, kicks up a row

By Tanmay Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 12:29 AM IST
BJP leaders quickly removed the placards after local people, for whom Tagore is cultural pride, and students of Visva Bharati, Bengal’s only national university set up by the poet, raised objections.
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The winner will receive USD 5,000 along with a Rabindranath Tagore statuette. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The winner will receive USD 5,000 along with a Rabindranath Tagore statuette. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize shortlist announced

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 03:24 PM IST
The Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize was founded in 2018 by US-based publisher Bundalo as a platform for world peace, literature, art, education and human rights.
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The DDA (Delhi Development Authority) run district park in Vasant Vihar, south Delhi is among the city’s prettiest grassy escapes besides Lodhi Garden and Sunder Nursery.(Mayank Austen Soofi)
The DDA (Delhi Development Authority) run district park in Vasant Vihar, south Delhi is among the city’s prettiest grassy escapes besides Lodhi Garden and Sunder Nursery.(Mayank Austen Soofi)

Delhiwale: Visiting the poets’ park

By Mayank Austen Soofi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 05:30 AM IST
Come and experience this garden in Vasant Vihar which is literally filled with poetry.
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PUBG was among 118 mobile phone apps that India banned on September 2.(Lite.PUBG Photo)
PUBG was among 118 mobile phone apps that India banned on September 2.(Lite.PUBG Photo)

Tagore no threat to China, why should PUBG be a risk to India, asks Beijing

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 05:43 PM IST
India banned 118 mostly mobile apps including Tencent Holdings Ltd’s popular video game PUBG, citing data security concerns on Wednesday.
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Locals in Bolpur in Bengal’s Birbhum district vandalised construction material stocked by authorities to build a wall around the ground of the Visva Bharati university where an annual fair is held.(ANI)
Locals in Bolpur in Bengal’s Birbhum district vandalised construction material stocked by authorities to build a wall around the ground of the Visva Bharati university where an annual fair is held.(ANI)

Locals oppose wall around Tagore’s Visva Bharati university ground, demolish gates

By HT Correspondent| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2020 04:50 PM IST
The local people and traders, for whom the Poush Mela in December on the university’s ground is a major source of income, are opposed to the wall.
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Rabindranath Tagore painting at his desk.(Wikimedia Commons)
Rabindranath Tagore painting at his desk.(Wikimedia Commons)

Rabindranath Tagore 79th death anniversary: Celebrating the genius with some of his best words

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 03:01 PM IST
“Let my thoughts come to you, when I am gone, like the afterglow of sunset at the margin of starry silence.”
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Even today there are almost 18 different styles of sari-draping still in use all over India
Even today there are almost 18 different styles of sari-draping still in use all over India

HT Brunch Celebrating Simplicity Series: How drapes are the forever style statement

By Prasad Bidapa | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 08:22 AM IST
The Indian style of dressing has remained unchanged over millennia for very good reasons
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Shashi Tharoor tweeted this message written by Rabindranath Tagore to Pandit Nehru.(Twitter/@ShashiTharoor)
Shashi Tharoor tweeted this message written by Rabindranath Tagore to Pandit Nehru.(Twitter/@ShashiTharoor)

Shashi Tharoor shares note Rabindranath Tagore wrote to Jawaharlal Nehru after reading his autobiography

By Sanya Budhiraja | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2020 12:27 PM IST
Shashi Tharoor’s tweet about Rabindranath Tagore’s note to Pandit Nehru encapsulates the essence of nostalgia.
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Uttarakhand forest department has put the poetry of 15 eminent writers on display boards in 18 of its conservation centres.
Uttarakhand forest department has put the poetry of 15 eminent writers on display boards in 18 of its conservation centres.

Nature inspires literature: Rabindranath Tagore, Gulzar, Ruskin Bond and other writers at Uttarakhand conservation centres

By Neeraj Santoshi | Edited by Saumya Sharma | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 08:43 PM IST
An initiative highlighting the role of nature and how it inspires poetry has led to the Uttarakhand Forest Department setting up the poetry of 15 eminent poets in 18 conservation centres across the Himalayan state.
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The image of Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen was captured at his home in Cambridge.(Instagram/@ nobelprize_org)
The image of Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen was captured at his home in Cambridge.(Instagram/@ nobelprize_org)

Can you tell which Nobel Prize winner named Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen?

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2020 02:25 PM IST
Nobel Prize Committee took to their official Instagram account to share this bit of information.
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Satyajit Ray’s film posters, which have influences of Russian poster making, and are great examples of his mastery over typography and calligraphy
Satyajit Ray’s film posters, which have influences of Russian poster making, and are great examples of his mastery over typography and calligraphy

Celebrating 100 years of Satyajit Ray: The filmmaker who was an artist first - Part 2

By Bose Krishnamachari | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2020 12:45 AM IST
A glance at the illustrations done by Satyajit Ray can make it clear how his movies came about
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Police in Purolia district take out a tableau on Tagore’s birth anniversary.(HT Photo)
Police in Purolia district take out a tableau on Tagore’s birth anniversary.(HT Photo)

Bengal Police’s order to play CM’s Covid-19 song on Tagore birth anniversary stirs controversy

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 07:52 AM IST
On Friday, nearly all police stations in the state took out small tableaus carrying a cut-out of Asia’s first Nobel laureate, Tagore, and played his songs over loudspeakers.
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Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti 2020: The image shows the sister duo performing.(Facebook/Antara Nandy)
Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti 2020: The image shows the sister duo performing.(Facebook/Antara Nandy)

Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti 2020: Sisters pay tribute to Bard of Bengal by singing his songs. Watch

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 04:57 PM IST
Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti 2020: This year marks the 159th birth anniversary of the Nobel Laureate.
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Rabindranath Tagore 159th Birth Anniversary: Date, significance, lesser-known facts about Tagore.(ILLUSTRATION: Biswajit Debnath)
Rabindranath Tagore 159th Birth Anniversary: Date, significance, lesser-known facts about Tagore.(ILLUSTRATION: Biswajit Debnath)

Rabindranath Tagore 159th Birth Anniversary: Date, significance, lesser-known facts about Tagore

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 08:48 AM IST
Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti 2020: Celebrated annually and globally in May, Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti falls on the 25th day of the Bengali month of Boishakh. Tagore was born on the day in the year 1268, according to the Bengali calendar.
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Roddur Roy is under investigation for vulgar distortions of Tagore’s songs.(Courtesy- Facebook/Screengrab)
Roddur Roy is under investigation for vulgar distortions of Tagore’s songs.(Courtesy- Facebook/Screengrab)

Bengali internet star booked for ‘vulgar’ distortion of Tagore’s songs

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 09:56 PM IST
Roddur Roy has been making parodies of popular Tagore songs for quite a few years but the distorted version of the iconic romantic song ‘Sedin Dujone Dulechhinu Boney’ started getting noticed since November last year for the wrong reasons.
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Visva-Bharati University. (HT file)
Visva-Bharati University. (HT file)

Coronavirus scare: Visva Bharati postpones Vasanta Utsav introduced by Rabindranath Tagore

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2020 08:08 PM IST
Vasanta Utsav was introduced by Rabindranath Tagore himself at Visva Bharati which was also founded by him.
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Sarojini Naidu birth anniversary:Sarojini Naidu died due to a cardiac arrest on March 2, 1949 in Lucknow.(Wikimedia Commons)
Sarojini Naidu birth anniversary:Sarojini Naidu died due to a cardiac arrest on March 2, 1949 in Lucknow.(Wikimedia Commons)

Sarojini Naidu birth anniversary: Interesting facts about the ‘Nightingale of India’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 11:14 AM IST
Sarojini Naidu birth anniversary: Born to a Bengali family of scholars and poets in Hyderabad on February 13, 1879, she was a follower of Mahatma Gandhi and his idea of Swaraj or self-governance.
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Students attend an outdoor class on the Visva-Bharati campus.(HT PHOTO.)
Students attend an outdoor class on the Visva-Bharati campus.(HT PHOTO.)

Visva Bharati issues gag order for faculty, non-teaching staff

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 05:36 AM IST
There have been tensions on the campus since October 2019 as Left-wing students have been opposing “the vice-chancellor [Bidyut Chakraborty]’s drive to saffronise Rabindranath Tagore’s sacred institution [VB].”
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Actor Martin Sheen takes part in a Fire Drill Fridays protest calling attention to climate change.(Reuters)
Actor Martin Sheen takes part in a Fire Drill Fridays protest calling attention to climate change.(Reuters)

Martin Sheen recites Rabindranath Tagore’s Where the Mind is Without Fear at climate change rally. Watch

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 01:07 PM IST
Apocalypse Now and The West Wing star Martin Sheen recited Rabindranath Tagore’s poem Where the Mind Is Without Fear at a climate change rally recently. Watch the video here.
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