150 years of Tagore: The Magic Still Endures

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Portrait by Satyajit Ray
Today is Nobel laureate Poet Rabindranath Tagore's 150th birth anniversary. The whole world is celebrating this day with his poem, song and drama. on this special eve here is an ode to the man who is still alive in our soul even 150 years after he was born

Rabindranath Tagore, the Nobel laureate poet, writer, philosopher was the ambassador of Indian culture to the rest of the world. He is probably the most prominent figure in the cultural world of Indian subcontinent and the first Asian person to be awarded with the Nobel prize. Even though he is mainly known as a poet, his multifaceted talent showered upon different branches of art, such as, novels, short stories, dramas, articles, essays, painting etc. And his songs, popularly known as Rabindrasangeet, have an eternal appeal and is permanently placed in the heart of the Bengalis. He was a social reformer, patriot and above all, a great humanitarian and philosopher. India and Bangladesh - the national anthems of these two countries are taken from his composition. (Calcuttaweb.com)

you can read more about him Here and Here.

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22 comments

  1. Santiniketan er kotha khub mone porchhilo re..ma er shathe phne kotha hochhilo....tui ki akhono okhane??? kamon achhish??shampar kotha shunechish to??Happy Mother's day...

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  2. He was a great personality..still lives in the hearts of many...& happy mothers day to you...

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  3. Few years back we visited Shantiniketan and stayed there a some 4 days and loved the peacfull atmosphere .
    My husband love everything aobut tagore and he plays lot of his music which has written actually i was suprised to know that he had music too, i only knew about his poems.

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  4. Its quite a dream for me to visit Shantiniketan, will definitely love to go there our next trip to India..Great man...Lovely article..

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  5. Hi Sayantani

    Aami kokhono Shanitinketan jayi ni. But whenever I visit Kolkata, I would definitely make it a point to visit Shantiniketan. Also, A very happy mother's day to you.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  6. He was sure a great person.. nice sketch and a very happy mothers day to you.

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  7. Hy Sayantani,

    Wondrful and informative post dear. Do drop in at my blog sometime.

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  8. this one is really informative. a grt personality..We should be proud of him
    Happy Mother's day too

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  9. Dear Sayantani- LOve ur aptly titled post..the Magic still endures...Happy Mother's Day to you..Let me thank you for all ur awesome comments at my blog..always love reading them..

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  10. lovely post and the magic endures...
    Happy Mother's day to you too...

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  11. Dear Sayantani, a well thought of post. It's my dream to visit shantiniketan one day. He is such an inspiring personality. Wish u happy mother's day too.

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  12. He was a great person... a very nice post and happy mother's day to you dear :)

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  13. Well written...though we visited calcutta once, we didn't have enough time to go to Shanthiniketan...sure will make it next time...

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  14. What a beautiful portrait. I have few of his books. Love them.

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  15. A wonderful blog here!will come here more often!

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  16. Wonderful post, Sayantani..

    Regarding your question, kodampuli and kokums are not the same. From what I read, kokum is generally used in goan fish curries and has a sweet sour kind of taste whereas kodampuli has a bitter-sour taste. But you can go ahead and use kokums instead of kodampuli. Remember to adjust the kokum pieces according to your taste. Hope this helps! Good luck :)

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  17. Thats a wonderful post, very thoughtful. Great personality, I like your caption. Its one of my dream to visit santiniketan.

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  18. Hi Sayanti, I'm late...great to read about this great personality. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. my role model and my god,no words only two hands to serve with. I promise to contribute something to the nation,topu cool,patna.

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