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Everything you need to know about Tagore Town: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Poland remembers Tagore, sways to Gurudev's musical

May 3, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Warsaw, May 3 (IANS) Poland has been paying glowing tributes to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore on the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary and it was an enthralling dance musical by the Nobel laureate that marked the winding down of celebrations.

Mukherjee to attend ADB meet in Manila

May 2, 2012 at 8:30 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is scheduled to visit Manila this week to attend the annual board of governors' meet of Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Pranab to visit Bangladesh for Tagore ceremony

May 2, 2012 at 6:32 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Building upon warming ties, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will visit Bangladesh Sunday as the guest of honour to attend the closing ceremony of the joint celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore.


Pranab to visit Manila and Dhaka

May 2, 2012 at 5:14 PM

New Delhi, May 2(ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will leave on three-day visit to Manila and Dhaka on Thursday. In Manila, Mukherjee will attend the Asian Development Bank's (ADB's) 45th Annual Board of Governors' meeting and discuss issues relating to global economic situation, infrastructure development, urbanization, energy security, regional and South-South Cooperation.

From streets to stage: Living, breathing and dancing Tagore

May 1, 2012 at 3:06 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Poet Rabindranath Tagore, who was often derided as 'elitist' by a section of ultra-Left intellectuals during his time, is bridging the class divide in a new way - thanks to eight dancers of the Astad Deboo Dance Company who began their lives as street children in the capital's forgotten alleys.

Asha Bhosle keeps grandsons away from today's films

April 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Veteran singer Asha Bhosle is not too pleased with the "vulgar" content of contemporary films. So, she prefers to keep her grandchildren away from watching these.

Tagore in symphony with Bach and Beethoven - in Germany

April 17, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) He regaled masses at the Kolkata film fest inauguration last year and will Wednesday blend Tagore with masters such as Bach before highly discerning listeners at Germany's annual Munich Philharmonic Orchestra festival. But Indian conductor-violinist Abraham Mazumder sees little difference and believes 'the grammar of music is universal'.

Bengalis celebrate 'Poila Baishak'

April 14, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) People greeted each other with a warm 'shubho nabo borsho' and exchanged sweets or visited temples to pray for a good year as West Bengal Saturday celebrated the Bengali new year 1419 or 'Poila Baishak'.

Tagore song heralds new year in Bangladesh

April 14, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Dhaka, April 14 (IANS) Hundreds of Bangladeshis gathered in the capital Saturday to sing "Esho hey Baishakh esho esho", a traditional song written by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, to welcome the Bangla new year.

Government welcomes education act verdict, schools not too happy

April 12, 2012 at 7:31 PM

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court upholding the constitutional validity of the right to education act and mandating that unaided private schools keep 25 percent seats for students from economically and socially weaker sections has been welcomed by the government, but schools have expressed their reservations over the verdict.

Soha takes piano classes, pleases mommy dearest

April 11, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) Actress Sharmila Tagore and daughter Soha Ali Khan share a strong bonding and these days the younger one is making her mommy happy by learning to play the Piano.

Tagore songs at Munich music fest

April 10, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) East will meet West at a music festival in Munich next week when a 10-member ensemble from Kolkata teams up with performers from Germany in a concert featuring Rabindra Sangeet.

Indian delegation led by Sushma Swaraj to visit Lanka's war-torn areas

April 8, 2012 at 5:14 PM

New Delhi, Apr 8 (ANI): In an endeavor to reinforce India's commitment towards ethnic Sri Lankan Tamils, a delegation of Members of Parliament led by Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, will be visiting the island nation from April 16 to 21 to assess the resettlement and political process in war-torn areas.

Indo-Bangla celebrations to mark Tagore's 150th birth anniversary

April 7, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Agartala, April 7 (IANS) As a tribute to Rabindranath Tagore, artists of India and Bangladesh have begun jointly performing various cultural shows, including drama, on the themes penned by the Nobel laureate bard.

Pranab Mukherjee to visit Dhaka in May

April 1, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Dhaka, April 1 (IANS) India's Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will visit this Bangladesh capital in May for the concluding celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore.

Mallika Sarabhai's new choreography finds Tagore through his women

March 28, 2012 at 2:32 PM

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The spirit of Rabindranath Tagore lived in the women he loved at different times in his life - Kadambari Devi, the companion of his youth, Mrinalini Devi, the wife he grew to love, and Victoria Ocampo, the Argentine feminist with whom he was friends for 23 years till his death.

Kolkata hosts painting exhibition in tribute of Tagore

January 26, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Kolkata, Jan 26 (ANI): Artists from Bangladesh and India took part in a painting exhibition organised in Kolkata to mark 150th birth anniversary of Noble laureate, Rabindranath Tagore.

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