Rabindranath Tagore

  • India, Bangladesh, UK join hands to honour Tagore 04-04-2014 08:38 PM

    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...
  • Will 'Sesher Kobita' present a new side of Rabindranath Tagore's literature? 25-12-2013 11:23 AM

    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 set-props, vehicles and costumes are concerned," Suman told PTI here. The narrative...
  • Kolkata: Special tram rides to commemorate Tagore's Nobel prize 15-12-2013 06:25 PM

    Calcutta Tramways Company celebrated the centenary of Rabindranath Tagore winning the Nobel prize by offering special rides in a tram named Gitanjali. The two-coach 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...
  • Wall on India's Nobel laureates set up at Metro station 10-11-2013 06:44 PM

    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...
  • Let there be Tagore renaissance: Swedish scholar 26-10-2013 12:24 AM

    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 ever-inspiring Tagore. It is sad not much of his works have been translated for the...
  • King of Belgium invokes power of Durga in search for 'unity of purpose' 05-10-2013 12:34 PM

    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...
  • Qaushiq Mukherjee's 'Tashir Desh' to release in India on August 23 21-08-2013 11:30 PM

    '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 voice-over in Tagore's radio play 'Streer Patro' 18-08-2013 01:29 PM

    Kolkata: Years after being put on celluloid Rabindranath Tagore's eponymous, 'Streer Patro' has now come up in an audio book with the voice-over 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 director...
  • Tagore's 'Tasher Desh' suits my film craft: Director Q 16-08-2013 05:07 PM

    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 non-linear narrative style. Q said the allusions used in "Tasher Desh", written in 1937, are very apt for his style because he...
  • Pakistan college offers tribute to Tagore 21-05-2013 04:40 PM

    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 09-05-2013 04:53 PM

    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...
  • India, China can be fulcrum for world peace: President 20-12-2012 01:46 AM

    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...
  • Gandhi letter to Tagore's brother fetches 7 times of estimate 12-12-2012 10:25 PM

    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 pre-sale estimate, at a Sotheby's auction in London. After being lodged in the jail in Ahmedabad, Gandhi wrote the autographed letter to Dwijendranath...
  • Sotheby's to auction letters written by Mahatma Gandhi 18-11-2012 03:41 PM

    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...
  • Girish Karnad being wilfully ignorant: Tagore expert 10-11-2012 06:05 PM

    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 10-11-2012 09:40 AM

    Bangalore: Veteran actor and playwright Girish Karnad has stirred up another controversy. After criticising Nobel laureate VS Naipaul and calling him anti-Muslim, 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 CNN-IBN. "He...
  • Rabindranath Tagore was a second rate playwright: Karnad 09-11-2012 05:52 PM

    New Delhi: After publicly targeting Nobel laureate VS Naipaul and calling him anti-Muslim, 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...
  • Watch: Full video of Shah Rukh's new WB promo 01-10-2012 12:09 PM

    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...
  • 'Chitrangada' is self retrospective: Rituparno 03-09-2012 11:17 AM

    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...
  • India was undecided on national anthem on I-Day 02-09-2012 12:48 AM

    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...
  • Muktodhara: How a criminal turned into an actor 26-08-2012 04:36 PM

    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 award-winning actress Rituparna Sengupta in 'Muktodhara', a film loosely based on his life and transformation. Nigel...
  • 'Chitrangada' Indian premier at Osian festival 26-07-2012 04:41 PM

    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 end-October, Chitrangada will travel to the South Asian Film Festival, Canada in Vancouver,...
  • After Tagore, who?

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    The closing of the Bengali mind I returned to north Bengal last week for a short holiday in the Darjeeling hills. I spent my ...

  • Tagore, Husain's works to be auctioned in London 07-06-2012 08:59 AM

    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 well-known Indian, Pakistani and...
  • First Chinese collection of Tagore's songs released 17-05-2012 07:04 PM

    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 09-05-2012 10:52 AM

    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 09-05-2012 01:41 AM

    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...
  • Mamata, Hillary discuss Tagore and Shah Rukh 08-05-2012 11:43 AM

    Kolkata: From the legendary Rabindranath Tagore to Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee discussed the state's 'brand ambassadors' then and now when they met here Monday. Banerjee presented Clinton with Nobel laureate Tagore's books 'Gitanjali' and 'Gitabitan'. Clinton,...
  • How Tagore inspired Sri Lanka's national anthem 08-05-2012 09:24 AM

    New Delhi: Though the multi-faceted genius of Rabindranath Tagore comes through the massive body of literary works and the treasure trove of music and paintings he has left behind for awestruck admirers, his influence on the thought and nation building can be gauged from the fact that he not just...