Holi in India: ‘Basanta(Spring) Utsav’ in Shantiniketan

“ওরে গৃহবাসী, খোল দ্বার খোল, লাগল যে দোল…” (Oh home-dwellers, open the door, the Spring has come, the Holi has come) The dawn of the Holi-day in Shantiniketan starts with this song of Rabindranath Tagore who is not only the soul of Shantiniketan but also is one of the greatest poets and writers India has ever had. After so many […]

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‘Shantiniketan, where Rabindranath meets Lalon everyday’

On my way back from Shantiniketan, I saw this tagline at Kolkata airport – ‘Shantiniketan, where Rabindranath meets Lalon everyday’. I was mesmerized by the glorious cultural feel hidden inside this quote rightly advertised by the West Bengal Tourism. Shantiniketan is such a place where the spirit of Lalon Fakir, undoubtedly one of the prominent identities of Bengali Folk (Baul) […]

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