Rabindranath: The God of Bong Things

Today marks the sesquicentennial of India’s Nobel laureate, poet, philosopher, multifaceted genius, Rabindranath Thakur. There hardly seems to be a facet of our lives which has not been touched by his works, his words. He was prophetic in announcing in 1896, at the age of only 35 years: “A hundred years from today,Who are you, … Continue reading Rabindranath: The God of Bong Things

Suchitra Mitra: The End of an Era

With the passing of Suchitra Mitra, an era in Rabindrasangeet comes to an end. Just the other day, I was listening to some Rabindrasangeet by Shaan, a very talented singer who has really hit the jackpot in the Bollywood music circles, and whose songs I enjoy. But honestly, I felt that his voice fell quite … Continue reading Suchitra Mitra: The End of an Era