More than a Mystic Poet

More than a Mystic Poet

“আমরা শিশুদের জগৎকে কেড়ে নিয়ে ভূগোল শেখাই, ভাষা কেড়ে নিয়ে ব্যাকরণ শেখাই। সে চায় অনেক কিছু কিন্তু পায় শুধু তথ্য।” Geniuses are born. But the flowering of the multifaceted personality of Rabindranath Tagore was a result of the interaction of a spread of favorable environmental factors in producing the genius. In a letter that he…

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Studio Ghibli: The Apotheosis Of Light

Studio Ghibli: The Apotheosis Of Light

“Life is suffering. It is hard. The world is cursed. But still, you find reasons to keep on living.” Lady Eboshi( Princess Mononoke) As we swiftly delve into what seems to be the second wave of COVID-19, the impending lockdown brings desolate, forlorn emotions to the surface. We stay back at our homes anticipating rays…

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Lateral Entry Into The Steel Frame

Lateral Entry Into The Steel Frame

“You will not have a united India if you do not have a good All India Service which has the independence to speak out its mind.” Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel From the elite lobbies of bureaucrats sitting at the zenith of the top-notch departments to the student community dreaming of getting into the coveted services of…

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The incinerating catastrophe of Similipal

The incinerating catastrophe of Similipal

“The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.” Gaylord Nelson Envision yourself being caught in the leaping flames of a forest fire, a predicament no one would want to get used to. Can you visualize forested hills wrapped…

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Myanmar: An Emblem of Declining Democracy

Myanmar: An Emblem of Declining Democracy

“Waking up to learn your world has been completely turned upside down overnight was not a new feeling, but a feeling that I thought that we had moved on from, and one that I never thought we’d be forced to feel again.” Myanmar’s people chose democracy, not military despotism. But the generals who had hogged…

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The Idiot Box Rewind 2020: English Series

The Idiot Box Rewind 2020: English Series

In a year where theatres endured a sustained period of closure, people all around were impelled to find means of entertainment in refuge of their humble abodes. Seemingly unfazed from the chaos unfolding outside, numerous OTTs came to our rescue serving a menu of diverse visual treats at our disposal. Looking over the drama field,…

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