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  • Winds of change

    12-10-2018 23:46:00

    Santiniketan is more a weekend getaway for merry making, drinking and binge buying of crass handicrafts

  • The truth about training

    14-09-2018 23:04:00

    Considering the size of our country and the number of letters/parcels delivered every day, the courier guys are doing a wonderful job

  • The other side of empowerment

    10-08-2018 23:01:00

    While for the Hindu girls, it is an acquired skill to help them earn a living, for the Muslim girls, embroidery is a way of life

  • Surface embellishments

    07-07-2018 05:57:00

    It had been over a month and a half and I had forgotten about the "credit", said the author

  • Stitches to order

    23-06-2018 06:26:00

    Kantha is an art that they learn from their mothers and grandmothers and take immense pride in their creations

  • You've been served

    19-05-2018 05:59:00

    Amidst the plastic and the steel surely an occasional wood tray would set the home decor of these zealous feeders apart

  • Misplaced aspirations

    21-04-2018 05:56:00

    The dumps of garbage covering many areas on the land under the jurisdiction of the University is proof the Visva-Bharati University can't even clean its own backyard

  • Direction seekers: Middle of afternoon not a good time to ask for direction

    24-03-2018 05:58:00

    The younger generation, well armed as they are with their GPS, poses less of a challenge

  • Of parks and music

    17-02-2018 05:55:00

    Handing over large chunks of public lands to private profiteering can hardly be the solution for a clean environment

  • The dirty state of affairs

    19-01-2018 22:38:00

    When a long-time Santiniketan lover, a Swede told a Bengali gentleman to not chuck plastic out of his SUV, he apparently turned to him to remark, 'So what? This is my country.'

  • Having the last laugh

    22-12-2017 22:13:00

    The author is talking about Shantiniketan

  • An ode to greed

    04-11-2017 00:58:00

    Author talks about the large-scale influx of encroachers into the campus of Visva Bharati University in Santiniketan

  • How GST, note ban curbed festival noise

    06-10-2017 22:22:00

    Where the administration and police failed, just demonetisation and GST did the trick, writes the author

  • The monied father

    08-09-2017 22:33:00

    Tale of a 'modest family' helping their daughter seek education

  • Joys and travails of monsoon

    11-08-2017 23:39:00

    The part of the monsoons that I like in Santiniketan are the bhuttas, writes the author