RABINDRANATH TAGORE

  • Hindutva is not 'Hinduism' but 'Hinduness', says RSS August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Under fire for its chief Mohan Bhagwat's remarks, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Tuesday said that Hindutva does not mean 'Hinduism' but 'Hinduness'. According to Sangh's AllIndia Prachar Pramukh Manmohan Vaidya, Hindutva is like the flow of the Ganga and what the Sangh chief had said in Mumbai has...
  • No one else but Mahatma Gandhi on currency notes: Raghuram Rajan August 12, 2014

    Mumbai: As speculation swirled about various names for Bharat Ratna, Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Monday said that nobody but Mahatma Gandhi should feature on the currency notes. "There are so many great Indians, but of course he (Gandhi) stands above head and shoulders above every one. There are many...
  • Remembering Rabindranath Tagore on his death anniversary August 7, 2014

    CNNIBN pays tribute to Rabindranath Tagore on his death anniversary. ...
  • West Bengal Urban Development department to launch website on Tagore August 4, 2014

    Kolkata: The West Bengal Urban Development department is ready to come up with a website on the biography on Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, a senior official in the government said on Monday. "We've plans to launch a digital biography of Rabindranath Tagore and an agency has already been entrusted to set...
  • India, Bangladesh, UK join hands to honour Tagore April 4, 2014

    India, Bangladesh and the United Kingdom joined hands to honour Rabindranath Tagore, one of the greatest poets of the Commonwealth, at the mother of parliaments - the House of Commons. Speaking at a landmark event Thursday evening at a packed committee room of the Palace of Westminster - as the houses...
  • Will 'Sesher Kobita' present a new side of Rabindranath Tagore's literature? December 25, 2013

    Kolkata: 'Sesher Kobita', a film based on Rabindranath Tagore's eponymous novel, is not a modern interpretation of the work, says director Suman Mukhopadhyay. "I have sought to recreate the feel of the early 20th century as far as setprops, vehicles and costumes are concerned," Suman told PTI here. The narrative structure also...
  • Kolkata: Special tram rides to commemorate Tagore's Nobel prize December 15, 2013

    Calcutta Tramways Company celebrated the centenary of Rabindranath Tagore winning the Nobel prize by offering special rides in a tram named Gitanjali. The twocoach tram has been named Gitanjali after the book of poems which won the bard the Nobel prize in 1913. The tram, in which the two conductors are...
  • Wall on India's Nobel laureates set up at Metro station November 10, 2013

    DMRC in collaboration with the Swedish Embassy has set up a Nobel Memorial Wall at the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station in New Delhi to spread awareness about Nobel laureates of India with special focus on Rabindranath Tagore. An exhibition on the country's Nobel laureates and their work will be on display...
  • Let there be Tagore renaissance: Swedish scholar October 26, 2013

    Describing Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore as "ever inspiring", a Swedish scholar on Friday called for extensive translation of the bard's literary works across the world. "The world has so much more to learn from the everinspiring Tagore. It is sad not much of his works have been translated for the world...
  • King of Belgium invokes power of Durga in search for 'unity of purpose' October 5, 2013

    Brussels: Even as India prepared to celebrate Durga Puja next week, the monarch in faraway Belgium, King Philippe, invoked the power of Durga to seek help in nations' search for "unity of purpose" and in taking up challenges of the times. A great lover of India, who has led four economic...
  • Qaushiq Mukherjee's 'Tashir Desh' to release in India on August 23 August 21, 2013

    'Tashir Desh', a Bengali fantasy film directed by Qaushiq Mukherjee will release in India on August 23. The film which is based Rabindranath Tagore's play, was premiered at Rome International Film Festival in 2012. It has 19 tracks by 37 musicians from over 9 countries. Some of the tracks have...
  • Rituparno Ghosh's voiceover in Tagore's radio play 'Streer Patro' August 18, 2013

    Kolkata: Years after being put on celluloid Rabindranath Tagore's eponymous, 'Streer Patro' has now come up in an audio book with the voiceover of late Rituparno Ghosh. When a sensitive mind like Rituparno reads out excerpts of Streer Patro it recreates a different soundscape, effect and feel, the maverick...
  • Tagore's 'Tasher Desh' suits my film craft: Director Q August 16, 2013

    Kolkata: Ahead of the release of his film "Tasher Desh", director Qaushiq Mukherjee (Q) said that Rabindranath Tagore's famous musical drama suited his film craft because of its nonlinear narrative style. Q said the allusions used in "Tasher Desh", written in 1937, are very apt for his style because he likes...
  • Pakistan college offers tribute to Tagore May 21, 2013

    Lahore: A leading college in Lahore has organised a tribute to Rabindranath Tagore to mark the centenary of his winning the Nobel Prize for literature, with participants offering renditions of his poetry in song and recitation. The tribute was organised by the Department of History at Forman Christian College and...
  • 13 short films on Tagore's poems released May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: A total of 13 short films, based on of litterateur, composer and artist Rabindranath Tagore's poems, were released here Thursday to commemorate his 152nd birth anniversary. The film series have been directed by Buddhadeb Dasgupta in collaboration with the National Film Development Corporation. These films have been produced with...
  • India, China can be fulcrum for world peace: President December 20, 2012

    Shantiniketan: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said India and China's association can be pivotal in attaining world peace and welfare. "India and China stand on the threshold of a leap into an exciting phase of global exchange, where harnessing of ideas and resources for global welfare can serve as a major...
  • Gandhi letter to Tagore's brother fetches 7 times of estimate December 12, 2012

    London: A letter written by Mahatma Gandhi in 1922 from Sabarmati jail to Rabindranath Tagore's eldest brother Dwijendranath on Wednesday fetched 49,250 pounds, over seven times its presale estimate, at a Sotheby's auction in London. After being lodged in the jail in Ahmedabad, Gandhi wrote the autographed letter to Dwijendranath rejoicing...
  • Sotheby's to auction letters written by Mahatma Gandhi November 18, 2012

    London: Two letters written by Mahatma Gandhi, including one to Rabindranath Tagore's eldest brother Dwijendranath, will go under the hammer next month at a Sotheby's auction in London. The letters and a rare copy of the Indian Constitution will be among nearly 200 lots on offer at the sale of English...
  • Girish Karnad being wilfully ignorant: Tagore expert November 10, 2012

    New Delhi: An expert on Rabindranath Tagore, Professor Ananda Lal, has not taken kindly to veteran actor and playwright Girish Karnad's remarks against the Bengali polymath. "Karnad has been saying this for the last 20 years that Tagore is an inferior dramatist, but when you reach a stature that Karnad...
  • Girish Karnad sticks to his stand on Tagore November 10, 2012

    Bangalore: Veteran actor and playwright Girish Karnad has stirred up another controversy. After criticising Nobel laureate VS Naipaul and calling him antiMuslim, Karnad has now incurred the wrath of Bengal by targeting Rabindranath Tagore by calling him a second rate playwright. Karnad defended his statement while talking to CNNIBN. "He...
  • Rabindranath Tagore was a second rate playwright: Karnad November 9, 2012

    New Delhi: After publicly targeting Nobel laureate VS Naipaul and calling him antiMuslim, veteran actor and playwright Girish Karnad has created another controversy by calling another Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore a "second rate playwright". "Tagore was a great poet but a second rate playwright," Karnad said. Karnad, who is also...
  • Watch: Full video of Shah Rukh's new WB promo October 1, 2012

    New Delhi: 'There is something special about Bengal.' A new video starring Shah Rukh Khan, showcases various historic, cultural and industrial landmarks in the state of West Bengal, and is set to Rabindranath Tagore's song 'Banglar Mati Banglar Jol' sung by Shaan. In an bid to attract big ticket...
  • 'Chitrangada' is self retrospective: Rituparno September 3, 2012

    Kolkata: 'Chitrangada, the Crowning Wish', which has hit the screens, is a self retrospective trip for director Rituparno Ghosh, who also dons the hat of an actor in the film. "The film is about acceptance of a person's identity... It isn't just about sexuality or one's image with which he is...
  • India was undecided on national anthem on IDay September 2, 2012

    Mumbai: Even though India attained independence August 15, 1947, the country was undecided on its official national anthem on the auspicious day, an archived letter made public in Mumbai on Saturday has indicated. The current national anthem, 'Jana Gana Mana', penned by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, was adopted and accorded the...
  • Muktodhara: How a criminal turned into an actor August 26, 2012

    Kolkata: He was a hardened criminal who had resisted all attempts at rehabilitation till a renowned dancer visited the Presidency Jail here and began a therapy session. Today, he has even appeared opposite awardwinning actress Rituparna Sengupta in 'Muktodhara', a film loosely based on his life and transformation. Nigel Akkara,...
  • 'Chitrangada' Indian premier at Osian festival July 26, 2012

    Kolkata: Filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh's movie Chitrangada: The Crowning Wish, a contemporary interpretation of Rabindranath Tagore's eponymous dance drama, will have its Indian premiere at the 12th Osian's Cinefan Film Festival beginning in Delhi on July 27. In endOctober, Chitrangada will travel to the South Asian Film Festival, Canada in Vancouver, Mahendra...
  • Tagore, Husain's works to be auctioned in London June 7, 2012

    London: Rare paintings by Rabindranath Tagore, MF Husain and Jahangir Sabavala, so far based in private collections, are due to be auctioned at the annual summer sale of Modern and Contemporary South Asian art by auctioneers Bonhams in London on Thursday. The sale includes works by wellknown Indian, Pakistani and Sri Lankan...
  • First Chinese collection of Tagore's songs released May 17, 2012

    Beijing: Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore continues to evoke fascination and interest among Chinese, 88 years after his visit to the nation as 50 of his popular songs were translated for the first time into Mandarin with music notes closely resembling the original. Though several works of Tagore, who is the...
  • Kolkata celebrates Rabindranath Tagore's birth anniversary May 9, 2012

    Kolkata: It's been 151 years since the famous poet Rabindranath Tagore was born in Kolkata at Jorasanko thakurbari, perhaps the most prominent centre of the Bengal renaissance. As we remember one of the tallest figures of Bengal's history, the city of Kolkata truly turns into a Tagore city. With the...
  • Rabindranath Tagore centre launched at Edinburgh May 9, 2012

    London: A centre dedicated to the life and work of Rabindranath Tagore has been launched in Edinburgh, said to be the first UK hub of its kind dedicated to the Nobel laureate. The centre has been launched at Napier University following an agreement with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations...