Shantiniketan, historical retreat of a philosopher

Shantiniketan (meaning “abode of peace”) is one of the marvellous creations of Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), the great writer, artist, songwriter and educationalist. He was awarded the Nobel Literature laureate in the year 1913 and he was an important figure in Bengali Renaissance. In 1901, Tagore founded a school, and a university in 1921, popularly known…

A tour to the Capital of British Raj: Calcutta

While recent archaeological evidence shows that is origins could go back two millennia, Calcutta’s recorded history began with the arrival of its founder, Job Charnock and the East India Company in 1690. Subduing local military powers, consolidating trading opportunities and assimilating with local culture, the British imprint magnified in shape and size to make Calcutta…