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VARIETY

 |  KOCH DIARIES  |  6-minute read
Antibody, Coronavirus, Gautam buddha, Rabindranath Tagore

DailyOh! What Rabindranath Tagore wrote for Gautam Buddha, to who is Superstar Winter

Gautam Buddha had much influence on Rabindranath Tagore and his writings.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Rabindranath Tagore, William wordsworth, Poet, Religion

What is the true religion of a poet?

The poet's faith ought to be fluid and ever accommodating.

VARIETY

 |  7-minute read
Rabindranath Tagore, Visva bharati chancellor, Visva bharati vishwavidyalaya, Narendra Modi

Why I cringed when I heard PM Modi invoke Tagore at Visva Bharati

It is embarrassing to see a person in an environment absolutely alien to him, make bizarre connects to find common ground with the people he is addressing.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Rabindranath Tagore, Mamata Banerjee, Santiniketan, West Bengal

Tagore united what politics divided — Mamata Banerjee and Narendra Modi

But, as always, the PM stole the thunder by addressing the crowd in Bangla.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Literature, South Korea, Rabindranath Tagore

Why Korea loves Rabindranath Tagore

The laureate plays a special role in Indo-Korean relations.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Rabindranath Tagore, Bengal politics, Sudeep Chakravarti, The Bengalis

What it was like growing up Bengali

[Book extract] It is a series of expectations, a continuous examination of beliefs in the middle of grand histories, grand tragedies and grand expectations.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Rabindranath Tagore, Nationalism, Independence Day

India at 70: Tagore rejected 'nationalism' — and his worst fears have come true

A century later, his book 'Nationalism' reminds us: The nation is the greatest evil for the Nation.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Rabindranath Tagore, Indian democracy, Nationalism

Sadly if anyone differs in opinion from the government, they're branded anti-national: Justice AP Shah

Former chief justice of Delhi High Court makes a passionate plea for constitutionally guaranteed civil liberties in a madly nationalist India.

POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
Rabindranath Tagore, West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee's mind, it seems, is full of Tagore

On posters of a government-organised literary festival in Kolkata, lines by Jibanananda Das, an icon of modern Bengali poetry, have been attributed to the Nobel laureate.

POLITICS

 |  The Cynic  |  3-minute read
Rabindranath Tagore, Narendra Modi, Nationalism, Demonetisation

Not sure about demonetisation, but India has been demonised

Never has there been such an atmosphere of pan-India viciousness with the government of the day itself instigating suspicion.