Ritz Carlton Bangalore Hosts Tagore Event

The city of Bengaluru witnesses a very special Cultural Evening event on the 27th May whose theme was something very dear to most of our hearts, about the Poet Laureate Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore and exploring his oeuvre through his Poetry, Philosophy and his role as an Universal Humanist and was titled ‘A Discussion on Poet Laureate Rabindranath Tagore: The Poet, Philosopher and Humanist’. The stage … Continue reading Ritz Carlton Bangalore Hosts Tagore Event

Poetry – As a Quest for Inner Meaning

BY DR KAUSTAV BHATTACHARYYA Recently I hosted a poetry event titled ‘Poetry as a quest for inner meaning’ and had to make a brief speech elucidating the basic understanding and principles of Poetry in the context of the title.  While preparing my notes, since the title had philosophical undertones I turned towards my favourite Indian philosopher Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and his brilliant treatise on Rabindranath … Continue reading Poetry – As a Quest for Inner Meaning

The Musical Techie Who Aims for the Stars 

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH This gentleman has two distinct personalities. Five days a week he works as an electrical engineer in a high-profile multinational company, with the national (Delhi) capital region as the place of his current posting. However, as soon as the weekend dawns he is virtually transmogrified so to speak. The corporate gear packed way, you are likely to see him in his casual avatar denim and tee shirts; with his guitar … Continue reading The Musical Techie Who Aims for the Stars 

Upholding Musical Traditions of Tagore & Their Legendary Aunt

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH Priyam Mukherji and Ritapa Bhattacharya have been buddies since primary school. Added to this is the fact that they are family-friends-cum-neighbours. Together they live in the (still fairly) pristine surroundings of Vishwa Bharati  (aka Santiniketan) the brainchild of Tagore and now a conspicuous Central University within the state of West Bengal, India. They share a common lifelong passion for Rabindra sangeet (Tagore’s lyrics). To crown it all, … Continue reading Upholding Musical Traditions of Tagore & Their Legendary Aunt


BY RUCHIRA GHOSH Once upon a time, there was a pretty little girl who was rather shy and introvert. Having no playmates or siblings she would keep herself occupied with reading story books meant for children alongside academics and a smattering of music. Fast forward to many years later… the little one (transformed into a lovely lady) is now Chandrabali Rudra Dutta a renowned vocalist with keen interest … Continue reading Chandrabali

A Hindu Peace Prayer

I desire neither earthly kingdom, nor even freedom from birth and death.I desire only the deliverance from grief of all those afflicted by misery.Oh Lord, lead us from the unreal to the real; from darkness to light; from death to immortality.May there be peace in celestial regions.May there be peace on earth.May the waters be appeasing.May herbs be wholesome and may trees and plants bring … Continue reading A Hindu Peace Prayer

Nandalal  Bose

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH About   Nandalal  Bose’s paintings Dr  S  Radhakrishnan (noted philosopher and a former President of India) had observed, “ when we  come across   a  great genius  who  has abiding  faith  in     the spirit of this    ancient land, who has that rarest  of qualities  unhampered  unclouded visions we feel we have come  into  our own world  of art.Nandalal Bose  takes his   material  from the  … Continue reading Nandalal  Bose