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Recent Episodes for Santiniketan Podcast
DATE: Sun, 05 Sep 2010
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Episode 213: Ravi Kuchimanchi, and Kalimohan Ghosh

A talk with Ravi Kuchimanchi and Somnath Mukherjee on starting an AID chapter, followed by 4 letters written by Rabindranath Tagore to Kalimohan Ghosh, from the book Kobi O Kormi by Purnananda chattopadhyay. Songs by Neela Mazumdar and from Chitrangada.

DATE: Mon, 23 Aug 2010
SIZE: 20.4 MB
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Episode 212: Subhomoy Ghosh and Rajshekhar Basu

Reading from Santiniketaner Chithi by Subhmoy ghosh of 28.8.53 and 12.9.53, and Atal Babur Antim Chinta by Prashuram. Songs and recitation by Suchitra Mitra, Arabindo Biswas, Tanaya Guha, Manabendra Mukherjee, Ramkumar Chatterjee and Pramita Mallick.

DATE: Mon, 23 Aug 2010
SIZE: 22.5 MB
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Episode 211: Tagore, Geddes, Mukherjee and Goldsmith

Tagore plays catalytic role in Geddess writing the introduction to Mukherjee's book, mentioning Goldsmiths poem on deserted village of 1770. Songs and recitation by Santideb Ghosh, Lopamudra Mitra, Phulomoni Dasi, Sumantra Sengupta, Pijushkanti Sarkar.

DATE: Mon, 16 Aug 2010
SIZE: 17.3 MB
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Episode 210: Talking with Sutapa Bhattacharya

A global adda between Tonu, Tapas Basu, Tamojir Ray and Sutapa Bhattacharya (Nina di) – conducted on the 15th of August 2010. Songs by Vikram Singh, Prahlad Brahmachari, Phulomala Dasi, Sugata Sen and Basabi Dutta Roy.

DATE: Mon, 16 Aug 2010
SIZE: 17.9 MB
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Episode 209: Santiniketaner Chithi

Presenting 5 letters by Subhomoy Ghosh, from 20th June to 16th August 1953, published in Ananada Bazar Patrika. Songs by Kalim Sarafi, Sharmila Roy Pommot, Kanika Bandopadhyay, Indranil Sen, Ishita Ganguly and Mohan Singh.

DATE: Sun, 15 Aug 2010
SIZE: 14.3 MB
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Episode 208: Reba Roshadhi by Saradindu Bandopadhyay

Presenting Short story Reba Roshadhi by Saradindu Bandhopadhyay, based on historical background of the 13th century. Songs by Prabhat Pal, Firoza begum, Kartik Das Baul, Mistuni Roy Bevins, Ramkumar Chatterjee.

DATE: Fri, 13 Aug 2010
SIZE: 19.9 MB
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Episode 207: The Great White North

Anuradha Mitra covers a talk with Shyamali Khastagir, and the last Podcast of Nature Stories on the changing Canadian Arctic. Songs by Alpona Roy, Sandip Tagore and Japanese friends, Suchitra Mitra, Subinoy Roy, Pramita Mallick, Laisa Ahmed Lisa.

DATE: Tue, 10 Aug 2010
SIZE: 22.6 MB
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Episode 206: Ramachandra Guha on contemporary India

An interview of Ramachandra Guha by Chris Lydon of Radio Open Source, where Guha discusses the bright and the darker sides of India's past present and future. Songs by Suchitra Mitra, Aditi Mohsin, Amala Das, Anuttama Ghosh and Arghya Sen.

DATE: Mon, 09 Aug 2010
SIZE: 18.6 MB
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Episode 205: Connecting the dots on environment

Reading from two books, How much should a person consume by Ramachandra Guha and Dilemmas in Agriculture by Gorrepati Narendranath. Songs by Parvathi Baul, Sharmeen Omar, Rajewsari Dutta, and Rina Srimal.

DATE: Sun, 08 Aug 2010
SIZE: 16.6 MB
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Episode 204: Three books and a Kobi Gaan

Reciting a kobigan on Tagore geneology, and reading from three books related to Tagore and Santiniketan, by Kalyali Sur, Santideb Ghosh and Palit, Mitra and Bannerjee. Songs by Chintamoni Dasi, Tamojit Ray, Shyamali Sur, Purabi Mukherjee, Anjana Sen.

DATE: Sun, 25 Jul 2010
SIZE: 17.0 MB
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Episode 203: Tagore and Indo-Iranian Civilization

Prof Afshin Marashi speaks at UCLA on Rabindranath Tagore's visit to Iran in 1932 and an identity based on Indo-Iranian civilization. Recitation and songs by Tonu, Krishnachandra De, Basabi Dutta, Aloke Roychowdhury, Anuttama Ghosh, Arghya Sen.

DATE: Sat, 24 Jul 2010
SIZE: 18.2 MB
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Episode 202: Changing India from bottom up

Ravi Kuchimanchi at Wharton, Navi Raju at Cambridge and Katy Clark at PRI, speak about changing India at both top and bottom end. Songs from Santideb Ghosh, Aditi Mohsin, Abdul Aleem, Dhanajay Bhattacharya, Krishna Chatterjee and Arati Mukherjee

DATE: Wed, 21 Jul 2010
SIZE: 16.6 MB
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Episode 201: About residents of K plot, Sunderbans

Presenting a conference call involving Somnath Mukherjee of Boston and the residents of the Cyclone ravaged island of K Plot in the Sunderbans. Songs from Laisa Ahmed Lisa, Maya Sen, Hemanta Mukherjee, Tanaya Guha and Sugata Sen.

DATE: Mon, 19 Jul 2010
SIZE: 20.0 MB
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Episode 200: Double Hundredth Jogakhichuri

Covering items from Chinese media, Oriya Rabindrasangeet, RTI, orphan elephants of Africa to the plight of sunderbans residents and AID groups work in there. Songs by Tamojit Ray, Trupti Panda, Kanika Bannerjee, Pramita Mallick and Mohan Singh.

DATE: Sat, 26 Jun 2010
SIZE: 17.2 MB
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Episode 199: Bratin Biswas of CSRA, Surul, Birbhum

Michael Madusudan Dutta's exam paper discussed in Oxford. Bratin Biswas of Surul Cenre of Services in Rural Area talks on bringing sustainable agriculture back in Birbhum. Songs by Basabi Dutta Roy, Geeta Ghatak, Hemanta Mukherjee and Indranil Sen.

DATE: Sat, 26 Jun 2010
SIZE: 22.8 MB
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Episode 198: Nikhil Dey on empowerment of the poor

Nikhil Dey at AID Seattle conference, on eradication of poverty and corruption through Rural Employment Guarantee Act and Right to Information. Songs by Aditi Kohsin, Abhirup Guhathakurta, Anuttama Ghosh, Arabinda Biswas, Arghya Sen and Kanika Bannerjee.

DATE: Sat, 05 Jun 2010
SIZE: 21.2 MB
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Episode 197: Ravi Kuchimanchi and AID

Association for India's Development – AID – founder Ravi Kuchimanchi addresses the AID Seattle volunteers about sustainable work at grass root level in rural India. Songs by Lata Mangeshkar, Pramita Mallick, Indranil Sen and Sharmila Roy Pommot.

DATE: Thu, 20 May 2010
SIZE: 20.9 MB
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Episode 196: Talk with Udaya Narayan Singh Part 2

Second part of talk with Udaya Narayan Singh on his work with Bhasha Mandakini, and contribution in Bengali and Maithili literature. Songs by Laisa Ahmed lisa, Tapan Mallick, Saunak Chatterjee, Sharmila Roy Pommot, Chitralekha Chowdhury and Geeta Bhatak

DATE: Mon, 17 May 2010
SIZE: 16.9 MB
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Episode 195: Impending Global Water crisis

Self and Sandip Sukla attempting citizen's journalism, on one of the major life threatening problems the planet is facing on a global scale – scarcity of water. Songs by Sharmeen Omar Ahmed, Sharmila Roy Pommot, Sasha Ghosal, Santideb Ghosh, Basabi Dutta

DATE: Mon, 10 May 2010
SIZE: 22.3 MB
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Episode 194: Davos 2010 – India's Future Agenda

During the 2010 World Economic Forum at Davos, Montek S. Ahluwalia, Shyam Saran, NK Singh, etc discus India's future agenda and place in the world. Songs from Santideb Ghosh, Abhirup Guhathakurta, Anuttama Ghosh, Arati Mukherjee, Arghya Sen, Nilima Sen.

DATE: Sun, 09 May 2010
SIZE: 16.4 MB
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Episode 193 : A talk with Udaya Narayan Singh, part 1

Presenting the first part of an interview with noted poet and linguist Prof Udaya Narayan Singh. Songs and recitations from Santideb Ghosh, Tamojit Ray, Ramkumar Chattopadhyay, Sanajit Mondal, Shubhomoy Ghosh, Aditi Mohsin.

DATE: Fri, 07 May 2010
SIZE: 22.6 MB
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Episode 192: Kamal Nath talks on India's Century

Kamal Nath talks in Sydney about his book describing this century to belong to India. Songs from Sasha Ghosal, Indranil Sen, Chorus, Srinanda Mukherjee, Chorus, Kishore Kumar, Sandip Tagore and Japanese friends, Santideb Ghosh

DATE: Sun, 25 Apr 2010
SIZE: 18.2 MB
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Episode 191: Global Water Crisis

Maude Barlow, water advisor to the UN, speaks at Cornell University about a rights based solution to global water crisis. Songs by Lopamudra Mitra, Kabir Suman, Sandip Tagore, Bhaskar Bagchi, Santideb Ghosh, Firoza Begum, Sharmila Roy Pommot.

DATE: Mon, 12 Apr 2010
SIZE: 19.9 MB
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Episode 190: Santiniketaner Chithi and Himanshu Kumar

Reading Santiniketaner Chithi of 6th June 1953, and Gandhian Himanshu Kumar talks about the problems in the tribal mineral belt. Songs by Suchitra Mitra, Sudeshna Bose, Saunak Chatterjee, Kiran Chandra Roy, Rina Srimal, Rita Ghosh

DATE: Sun, 11 Apr 2010
SIZE: 21.2 MB
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Episode 189: Arundhati Roy speks on Maoists in India

Arundhati Roy speaks with Christopher Lyden in Open Source of Brown University on the roots of Maoist Insurgency in India. Songs by Manashi Adhikari, Abdul Aleem, Pramita Mallick, Abbasuddin Chowdhury, Tanaya Guha, Tamojit Ray

DATE: Tue, 06 Apr 2010
SIZE: 21.8 MB
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Episode 188: About Lila Rajiva

Covering a talk with Ms Lila Rajiva, author of two books, and owner of the blog Mind-Body Politic, and a self proclaimed Libertarian. Songs by Kaustav Goswami, Lata Mangeshkar, Pramita Mallick, Churus, Arundhati Hom Chowdhury, Kanika Bannerjee

DATE: Mon, 05 Apr 2010
SIZE: 17.5 MB
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Episode 187: Maoist threat in India

Covering a discussion from Trategic talk, USA, presenting a western view on Maoist and other problems facing India and the adjacent nations. Songs by Vikram Singh, Chorus by children, Ranjana Sen, Swastika Mukherjee, Laisa Ahmed Lisa, Sagar Sen

DATE: Sun, 04 Apr 2010
SIZE: 18.2 MB
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Episode 186: In the shadow of the great game

Phillips Talbot and Narendra Singh Sarila discuss personal experience from the times leading to India's independence. Songs by Sinjini Acharya Majumdar, Surangama, Sabitabrata Dutta, Indira Shilpa Gosthi, Indranil Sen, Santideb Ghosh, Mohan Singh

DATE: Mon, 29 Mar 2010
SIZE: 46.2 MB
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Episode 185: Visvabidyatirtha Prangana

Closing discussion with Ananda from episode 184, Tonu rambles a bit, then recites the 3rd Essay by Rabindranath on Visva Bharati. Songs by Tarit Chowdhury, Bauls of Bengal, Chorus, Sraboni Sen. Pramita Mallick sings Visvabidyatirthaprangana.

DATE: Sat, 27 Mar 2010
SIZE: 26.3 MB
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Episode 184: A talk with Ananda Tan Lee

Ananda talks on issues spanning the Maoist insurgency in India to the dark side of globalization. Songs by Kanika Bannerjee, Sraboni Sen, Sharmila Roy Pommot, Pramita Mallick, Santideb Ghosh, Suchitra Mitra, Chitralekha Chowdhury, Shompa Kundu.

DATE: Sun, 21 Mar 2010
SIZE: 21.9 MB
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Episode 183: An interview with Vandana Shiva

Speaking with Vandana Shiva about what is happening behind the scene in India, a shocking account of possible devastating consequence. Songs by Swastika Mukherjee, Pijuskanti Sarkar, Vikram Singh, Mohan Singh, Surangama, Supriti Ghosh and Sumitra Sen

DATE: Sun, 21 Mar 2010
SIZE: 23.0 MB
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Episode 182: Visva-Bharati

Tapas Basu reads a letter from Subroto Sen Majumdar. Tonu recites two essays of Rabindranath on Visva Bharati. Songs by Sharmila Roy Pommot, Rajashree Bhattacharya, Abdul Oadud, Sahana Bajpayi, Krishna Roy, Srinanda Mukherjee and Rajeswari Dutta.

DATE: Sat, 20 Mar 2010
SIZE: 19.7 MB
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Episode 181: Who is The Earth?

Open University Philosophy Dept discusses destruction of the planet through industrialization, and what to do now. Songs by Suchitra Mitra, Srikanta Acharya, Anuttama Ghosh, Kanika Bannerjee, Kishore Kumar, Chitralekha Chowdhury, Ranjana Sen.

DATE: Tue, 16 Mar 2010
SIZE: 25.1 MB
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Episode 180: Abataranika

Reading Rabidnranath's essay Abataranika, where he attempts to describe himself. Songs by Sugata Sen, Subinoy Roy, Lata Mangeshkar, Ankhi, Santidev Ghosh, Vikram Singh and Rabindranath Tagore.

DATE: Mon, 08 Mar 2010
SIZE: 14.4 MB
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Episode 179: Tagore and Roy on the disenfranchised

Reciting from Arundhati Roy's book Power Politics, and Rabindranat Tagore's essay on Palli Seva. Songs from Mohan Singh, Aditi Mohsin, Partha Ghosh, Kanika Bannerjee, Alok Roychowdhury

DATE: Sun, 07 Mar 2010
SIZE: 16.1 MB
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Episode 178: Leena Srivastava on India's energey security

Leena Srivastava, executive director of The Energey Research Institute of Delhi, talks of India's Energy situation in the future. Folk songs by Basabi Dutta Ray, Bauls of Bengal, Firoza Begum, Kartik Das Baul, Runa Laila.

DATE: Sun, 07 Mar 2010
SIZE: 19.6 MB
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Episode 177: About Vandana Shiva Part 2

Presenting the second part of Dr Vandana Shiva's talks at Colorado College, USA, about the hijacking of the agriculture by Corporations. Songs by Pramita Mallick, Rita Ghosh, Jayeeta Ghosh, Basabi Dutta Roy, Arghya Sen, Santidev Ghosh.

DATE: Sat, 06 Mar 2010
SIZE: 19.7 MB
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Episode 176: About Vandana Shiva part 1

Vandana Shiva speaks about stolen harvests and hijacking of the Global Food Supply by a handful of corporations. Songs by Sharmila Roy Pommot, Suchitra Mitra, Rano Guhathakurta, Roma Mandal and Mohan Singh.

DATE: Wed, 03 Mar 2010
SIZE: 24.4 MB
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Episode 175: William Radice on Bengal Renaissance

William Radice on Bengal Radice in Open University UK, covering a period from Ram Mohan Roy to Rabindranath Tagore. Songs by Santosh Sengupa, Jayati Ghosh, Sukanto Acharya, Subinoy Roy, Isheeta Ganguly, Sreyashi Mitra, Indrani Sen, Vikram Singh.

DATE: Mon, 01 Mar 2010
SIZE: 26.3 MB
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Episode 174: Rabindranath, Saradindu and Basanta Utsav

Reading first chapter of GORA, and Saradindu's historical short story INDRATULAK. Recitation from Tapas Basu and Santanu Mitra, Songs from Pramita Mallick, Purna Das Baul, Pratima Barua, Tamojit Ray, Geeta Ghatak, Gora Sarbadhikari, Kalpana Das Baul.

DATE: Sun, 28 Feb 2010
SIZE: 22.2 MB
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Episode 173: Edward Luce on India / Santiniketan Vasanta Utsav

Edward Luce's book Inspite of the Gods the strange rise of modern India. We talk of possible commercialization of Santiniketan Vasanta Utsav. Songs by Sounak Chatterjee, Rina Srimal, Tamojit Ray, Swastika Mukherjee, Kanika Bannerjee and Basabi Dutta Ray.

DATE: Mon, 22 Feb 2010
SIZE: 25.8 MB
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Episode 172: What do they say?

Vandana Shiva, Amartya Sen, Naomi Klein, Dalai Lama, Chalmer Johnson and Noam Chomsky present their views of the current times. Songs by Basabi Dutta Ray, Shekhar Sen, Urmila Bose, Shyamali Sur, Anuttama Ghosh, Tapan Mallick and Santidev Ghosh.

DATE: Sun, 21 Feb 2010
SIZE: 17.8 MB
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Episode 171: Book review - Raj Patel and John Perkin

Socioeconomic situation of the world, through two books presenting a new angle. Patel and Perkin talk of their books Value of Nothing and Hoodwinked. Songs by Shyamali Sur, Geeta Ghatak, Biswarup Rudra, Mohan Singh and Indira Bandopadhyay.

DATE: Sun, 21 Feb 2010
SIZE: 25.5 MB
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Episode 170 : A new lease of life for Tollywood

Anidya Seal of Databazaar Media Venture talks about new efforts at globalizing the market for a moribund and cash trapped Tollygunj film industry. Songs by Indrani Sen, Chitralekha Chowdhury, Esha Mitra, Pijushkanti Sarkar, Bhumi, Chorus, Santidev Ghosh.

DATE: Mon, 15 Feb 2010
SIZE: 21.1 MB
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Episode 169: Bishuda on multidimensional Rabindranath

Bishuda talks about Rabindranath's multidimentional efforts. Tan Lee da on Bheltu da. Kalyani Sur remembers Santiniketan. Songs from Anuttama Ghosh, Santideb Ghosh, Shyamali Sur, Basabi Dutta, Shekhar Sen, Chitralekha Chowdhury and Geeta Ghatak.

DATE: Sun, 14 Feb 2010
SIZE: 19.7 MB
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Episode 168: Tan Lee da talks of the past

Tan Lee da talks of the old days in Santiniketan going back to 1930s and 1940s. Songs from Anindya San, Mohan Singh, Rina Das Baul, Anjana Sen, Bharati Mitra and Urmila Bose.

DATE: Sun, 08 Nov 2009
SIZE: 21.3 MB
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Episode 167: Amader Chhora

Presenting the second section of the upcoming Amader Chhora book, with multiple contributions coming from people. Songs by Anindya Sen of Bangalore and his mother Tusudi, or Sugata Sen or Kolkata.

DATE: Tue, 27 Oct 2009
SIZE: 27.4 MB
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Episode 166: About Tamojit Ray

Tukul talks about how he got into singing and acting, his childhood, his family background and his contact with Bauls. All 8 songs in are in his own voice, including first sample of a Rabi Padaboli still being written by Tonu and tune set by Tukul.

DATE: Tue, 13 Oct 2009
SIZE: 24.2 MB
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Episode 165: About Ananda Tan Lee

Ananda discusses climate justice and a plan to spend time in Santiniketan, to work with youngsters from surrounding areas on sustainable living. Songs by Sharmila Roy, Ashoktaru, Mohor di, Mohan Singh, Nilima Sen, Pijushkanti Sarkar and Pramita Mallick

DATE: Sat, 03 Oct 2009
SIZE: 23.4 MB
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Episode 164: About Soumik Nandi Majumdar

Kala Bhavan professor Soumik Nandi Majumdar talks about his recent book and also his work with children on art appreciation. Songs from Tamojit Ray, Anuttama Ghosh, Aditi Mohsin, Arabindra Biswas< Basabi Dutta Ray, Biswanath Adhikari and Biswajit Ray

DATE: Fri, 02 Oct 2009
SIZE: 27.3 MB
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Episode 163: All About Audio Books

Presenting audio books : Before the dawn, Battle for the soul of Capitalism, Blowback, A briefer history of time, Elephant and the Dragon, The First Human, The Global Deal. Songs by Tukudi, Sudeshna, Bharati, Suchitra, Moni, Srikanta, Saunak, Santideb.

DATE: Sun, 27 Sep 2009
SIZE: 19.8 MB
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Episode 162: Piyali on Amvrini Baak and Devi sukta

Piyali recites the Original Devi sukta – sections from Rg Veda. Xth Mandala, with contribution from Amvrini Baak, the first female of India. Songs by Santideb Ghosh, Sharmila Roy Pommot, Ranjana Sen, Gora Sarbadhikar and Kanika Bandopadhyay.

DATE: Sat, 26 Sep 2009
SIZE: 7.41 MB
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Episode 161: MAHALAYA

Mahalaya recordings with recitation of Birendra Krishna Bhadra and songs. No input from me. This is to discuss the original roots of some of Mahalayas slokas, deep into vedic scripture, as well as stature of women in society, in future Podcasts.

DATE: Mon, 07 Sep 2009
SIZE: 13.1 MB
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Episode 160: Piyali Palit on manuscripts in Santiniketan

Prof. Piyali Palit discusses her recently concluded workshop in Santiniketan on preservation and research of ancient manuscripts. Songs from Abhirup Guhathakurta, Amala Das, Apala Basu, Arabinda Biswas, Arati Mukherji, Kishore Kumar.

DATE: Mon, 07 Sep 2009
SIZE: 14.7 MB
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Episode 159: About Saibal Mitra

An interview with Saibal Mitra about his experience with and aspirations about films, serials and documentaries on Rabindranath Tagore. Songs by Aditi Mohsin, Santosh Sengupta, Anuttama Ghosh, Shekhar Sen, Manashi Adhikari, Santideb Ghosh, Arghya Sen.

DATE: Sun, 23 Aug 2009
SIZE: 16.4 MB
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Episode 158: A talk about heart ailments

Barsanjit Majumdar discusses his research in heart ailment. Conference calls with Sunil Sengupta or Berlin, Piyali of Kolkata and Kishore of Santiniketan. Songs by Indrani Sen, Srikanta Acharya, Arpita Das, Laisa Ahmed Lisa, Mohan Singh and Rina Srimal

DATE: Sun, 09 Aug 2009
SIZE: 16.5 MB
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Episode 157: Amader Chhora and three books on Tagore

Presenting our swarachito chhora. Readings from three books on Tagore by Tapati Dasgupta, Uma Dasgupta and Mary Lago. Songs by Sugata Sen, Indranil Sen, Pijushkanti Sarkar, Purba Dam, Shekhar Sen and Saunak Chattopadhyay.

DATE: Sun, 26 Jul 2009
SIZE: 14.7 MB
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Episode 156: Tuku di talks on Lalon and Mistuni di sings

Sharmila Roy talks on Lalon. Sandip talks on free software and the Rabindranath on the Charka movement. Tukul recites Chithi. Songs and recitation from Rina Srimal, Mistuni Roy Bevins, Kartik Das, Sachin Deb Burman, Sumantra Sengupta and Geeta Ghatak

DATE: Mon, 20 Jul 2009
SIZE: 17.1 MB
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Episode 155: A song for Ana Turkhud

Chithi of 26/4/53. Teenage Rabidnranath composes a song for Ana Turkhud. Pradip recites Nirjharer Sapnabhanga. Songs by Nilima Sen, Sharmila Roy Pommot, Purna Das, Manashi Adhikari, Tukul, Arpita Das, Santideb Ghosh, Basabi Dutta Roy

DATE: Mon, 06 Jul 2009
SIZE: 15.1 MB
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Episode 154: Mahbub Chowdhury writes a letter

Mr. Mahbub Chowdhury sends a detailed letter regarding complete publication of Tagore's works. Tukul recites Santiniketaner Chithi of 28.3.1953. We discuss audio books. Songs by Tukul, Sati Devi, Kanak Das, Esha Mitra, Subinoy Roy

DATE: Sun, 05 Jul 2009
SIZE: 18.3 MB
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Episode 153: Chithi, Pradip Malhotra and Shyamali Khastagir

Santiniketaner Chithi of 11.5.53, talk with Lubna Marium, Pradip Malhotra and Shyamali Khastagir. Recitation and songs by Tanaya Guha, Anuttama Ghosh, Tamojit Ray, Piyali Palit, Pramita Mallick, Ajoy Chakraborti, Abhirup, Rina Srimal and Sharmila Roy

DATE: Sat, 04 Jul 2009
SIZE: 15.5 MB
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Episode 152: Tagore according to the middle class mind

Presenting Santiniketaner Chithi of 9th May 53 by Tukul, and a book my Arun Majumdar on Tagore and the middle class Bengali mind. Songs and recitation by Manna De, Piyali Palit, Sanatan, Suchitra Mitra, Santideb Ghosh, Gaur khyapa and Bishwanath das baul

DATE: Thu, 02 Jul 2009
SIZE: 17.8 MB
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Episode 151: Swadesh and Maitri

2nd part of Tagores essay Nuton O Puraton from Swadesh – and the 1st part of a talk with Pradip Malhotra, team leader in Antractica. Songs by Gyanendraprasad Goswami, Sugata Sen, Sati Devi, Renuka Dasgupta, Abhirup Guhathakurta, Santideb Ghosh, Amala Das

DATE: Mon, 29 Jun 2009
SIZE: 14.9 MB
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Episode 150: Something about Thorium

Presenting a few conversations, and a continuation of a talk on our energy security, and the possible role for the heavy metal Thorium. Songs by Chitralekha Chowdhury, Suchitra Mitra and Arghya Sen, Tamojit Ray, Hemanta Mukherji and Srikanta Acharya

DATE: Sun, 28 Jun 2009
SIZE: 12.8 MB
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Episode 149: Nuton O Puraton

Reading from Tagore's book Swadesh, covering part of an essay called Nuton O Puraton, followed by a recent adda by us on Skype on Nuclear Energy and stars. Songs by Jyotirmoy Maitra, Sugata Sen, Alok Roychowdhury, Pramita Mallick, Suchitra Mitra.

DATE: Sat, 27 Jun 2009
SIZE: 18.3 MB
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Episode 148: Cult of the Charka

Reading Rabindranath's critical essay on Gandhi's Charka movement. Songs by Suchitra Mitra, Indranil Sen, Sharmila Roy Pommot, Srabani Sen, Maya Sen, Santideb Ghosh

DATE: Mon, 22 Jun 2009
SIZE: 12.6 MB
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Episode 147: Hanglatherium and the future of energy

Talking mostly about Dinosaurs, starting with discoveries made by Henshoram Hunshiar and his nephew, leading to man's insatiable demand for energey, leading towards a global energy crisis. Songs by Tusu di, Mohor di, Tukul, Ramkumar, Lata and Jhuma.

DATE: Wed, 17 Jun 2009
SIZE: 16.5 MB
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Episode 146: Something about Bauls

About Bauls of Bengal, and reading from Santideb Ghosh's book on Rabindrasangeet, about the influence Bauls had on Rabindranath Tagore. Songs from Kiran Chandra Roy, Tamojit Ray, Basudev Das Baul, Amar Pal, Mohor di, Hemanta and Santideb Ghosh.

DATE: Sun, 14 Jun 2009
SIZE: 15.8 MB
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Episode 145: News, Lekha and a bit of history

Presenting news of Silpa Sadan, recitations of a few old Amader Lekha and some history from Rabijibani - how the Kushari family acquired the Tagore surname. Songs from Sinjini Acharya Majumdar, Firdoshi Rehman, Kartik Das, Esha Mitra and Tamojit Ray.

DATE: Wed, 27 May 2009
SIZE: 11.8 MB
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Episode 144: Patishore Rabindranath and Rabijiboni

Reading from two books – Patishore Rabindranath by Saifuddin Chowdhury and Rabijiboni by Prasanta Pal, tracing history of Tagore family legacy. Songs by Sangeeta Thakur, Shekhar Sen, Rizwana Chowdhury, Gita Ghatak and Basabi Dutta Roy.

DATE: Sun, 24 May 2009
SIZE: 11.1 MB
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Episode 143: Amar Chokhe Rabindranath

Nimai Majumdar describes Rabindranath through his eyes. Santanu Mitra reads from Rabindranath's Atmaparichoy. Songs and recitations from Biswarup Ruda, Mohan Singh, Chitralekha Chowdhury, Biswajit Ray, Tamojit Ray, Santanu Mitra, Susmita Sengupta.

DATE: Wed, 20 May 2009
SIZE: 14.8 MB
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Episode 142 : Bengal Divided and The Discovery of India

Reading from Nitish Sengupta's Bengal Divided, a history of the modern, politically divided yet culturally linked Bengal, and Jawaharlal Nehru's The Discovery of India. Songs by Begum Akhtar, Indrani Sen, Calcutta Youth Choir, Arghya Sen, Sangeeta Thakur

DATE: Sun, 17 May 2009
SIZE: 11.9 MB
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Episode 141: A Chithi and a Nakchhabi

Presenting a chithi of 28 feb 1963 from Subhomoy Ghosh, and a section from Hirer Nakchhabi from Sagarmoy Ghosh, covering a trip to the US in 1967. Songs by Santideb Ghosh, Tamojit Ray, Kishore Kumar, Suparna Guha and Suchitra Mitra.

DATE: Mon, 11 May 2009
SIZE: 17.9 MB
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Episode 140: A gentleman from Japan and a lady from Ulster

Stephen Hay on Okakura, Sister Nivedita and Tagore, on the conflict between eastern spirituality and western materialism. Songs from Sharmila Roy Pommot, Subinoy Roy, Vikram Singh, Apala Basu, Srikanta Acharya, Suchitra Mitra, Aditi Sengupta and chorus.

DATE: Sun, 10 May 2009
SIZE: 18.2 MB
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Episode 139 Panchishe Baishakh

Remembering Rabindranath and his gift to the world, by friends around the world - Tanaya Guha, Dipanjan and Madhuja Sengupta, Tamojit Ray, Biswajit Ray, Nimai and Sanchita Majumdar, Chirajyoti and Aparajita Deb, Satarupa Kar, Anuradha Mitra and Tonu.

DATE: Sun, 03 May 2009
SIZE: 16.3 MB
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Episode 138 Tagores 150th birth anniversary

anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. Songs by Vikram Singh, Suchitra Mitra, Santideb Ghosh, Radharani Devi, Asha Bhosle, Sagar Sen and Kishore Kumar.

DATE: Mon, 06 Apr 2009
SIZE: 16.0 MB
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Episode 137 : Sampadaker Baithake

A trip upto Alice Lake BC, and yodeling onward to Sagarmoy Ghosh's Sampadaker Baithake, Chapter 3 with songs from Geeta Ghatak, Vikram Singh, Mohan Singh, Kishore Kumar, Frank Ifield, Runa Laila, Chitralekha Chowdhury and Mahasweta Bandopadhyay

DATE: Mon, 23 Mar 2009
SIZE: 17.7 MB
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Epiode 136: Santiniketaner Chithi and follow up on out alma mater

Santiniketaner Chithi of 14th Feb 1953, talks with Aruna Mukherjee and Piyali, a letter from self, songs and recitations from Sruti Naha, Kukul, Jhuma, Vikram Singh, Sujata Mitra and Sukul, Abhirup Guhathakurta, Santanu Roychowdhury and Ajoy Chakraborti

DATE: Sun, 01 Mar 2009
SIZE: 15.1 MB
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Episode 135 History of the Bengali People

Presenting part 1 of the book by Nitish Sengupta, followed by Sujoy Dhara's letter to Desh Patrika about Arnold Bake and some references on it. Songs by Swagatalakshmi, Hemanta, Swagata Dey & Jayati Chakraborty, Tukul, WB Sangeet Academi and Surangama.

DATE: Sun, 15 Feb 2009
SIZE: 16.6 MB
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Episode 134: Santinikerater Chithi and a a bit of Bengali History

Presenting Santiniketaner Chithi of 31st Dec 1953, and a section from History of the Bengali speaking People byNitish Sengupta. Songs from Anuttama Ghosh, Sugata Sen, Sukhamoy Mitra, Chorus with Moni, Esha Mitra, Basabi Dutta Roy and Santideb Ghosh.

DATE: Sun, 08 Feb 2009
SIZE: 12.6 MB
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Episode 133: Abar Amra Sobai

Presenting the 2nd part of meeting with Amra Sobai at Benu Kunja in December 2008, with questions for ourselves in search of a path to help our Alma Mater. Songs from Tarun Khyapa Baul, Chorus, Suchitra Mitra & Arghya Sen duet, Santideb Ghosh, Purba Dam.

DATE: Sun, 01 Feb 2009
SIZE: 30.1 MB
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Episode 132: Kopai, tumi kotha hoite ashiyachho?

Malay Mukhopadhyay and friends guide us through a journey on foot covering the course of Kopai river in Birbhum district, West Bengal. Songs by Ranjana Sen, Hemanta, Purna Das baul, Manna Dey, Nirmalendu, Dhiren Bose, Suchitra Mitra and Indranil Sen.

DATE: Mon, 26 Jan 2009
SIZE: 14.1 MB
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Episode 131: Amra Sobai

Exstudents meet the Amra Sobai group at Benu Kunja Dec 22, 2008 and come away very impressed, intending to solidify a relationship. Songs from School girls, Santideb Ghosh, Suchitra Mitra, Amala Das, Arpita Das, Hemanta Mukherjee, Moni's class chorus.

DATE: Mon, 26 Jan 2009
SIZE: 14.7 MB
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Episode 130: Calling Santiniketan

Tukudi talks about Gouri Bhanja, and we call up various people in Santiniketan, attempting to maintain an avenue of communication and friendship. Songs from Papai, Santideb Ghosh, Chorus, Arghya Sen, Ramkumar Chatterjee, Chittaranjan Deb, Class 5 girls.

DATE: Sat, 24 Jan 2009
SIZE: 12.2 MB
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Episode 129 : A conversation with Kishore Bhattacharya

We discuss what is happening in and about Santiniketan at the residence of Kishore Bhattacharya, president of Adhyapak Sabha of the university. Songs by Upala Mukherjee, Arpita Das, Shaswati Guha Roy, Manashi Adhikar, Aditi Mohsin, Indira Bannerjee.

DATE: Fri, 23 Jan 2009
SIZE: 14.8 MB
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Episode 128 : Kalor Dokan Adda, the real thing

Presenting various addas conducted in Kolkata and Santiniketan, the main section from Kalor Dokan. Songs from Pramita Mallick, Saunak Chatterjee, Debisri Datta, Arka Agarwal, Vikram Singh, Mohan Singh, Rina Srimal, Chitralekha Chowdhury, Kanan Devi.

DATE: Wed, 21 Jan 2009
SIZE: 14.0 MB
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Episode 127: Shekhar Sen on Santiniketan, Bengal and Punjab

Retired Col Shekhar Sen talks about Tagore's Santiniketan, Bengal, and Punjab, with a few side comments from me. Songs and recitations by Saunak Chatterjee, Susmita Guha Roy, Anuttama Ghosh, Shekha Sen, Apala Basu and Santideb Ghosh.

DATE: Sun, 18 Jan 2009
SIZE: 11.8 MB
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Episode 126 : The roots of our language, faith and culture

Sugata Sen and Piyali Palit help explore the ebb and flow of spirituality across our shores through eons, and how we came to where we are today. Songs by Santideb Ghosh, Snita Pramanik, Biswarup Rudra, Tamojit Ray, Pramit Sen and Mohan Singh.

DATE: Sun, 18 Jan 2009
SIZE: 14.9 MB
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Episode 125: Asramik Sangha Annual Meeting

Tukul and Tapas Basu presents this episode covering annual Asramik Sangha meeting at Santiniketan during December 2008 Poush Mela. Songs and recitation from Shekhar Sen, Moyna Marddi, Saradamoi Basu, Patha Bhavan Chorus, Tamojit Ray.

DATE: Thu, 15 Jan 2009
SIZE: 13.3 MB
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Episode 124: Michael Madhusudan and Sugata Sen

Michael joins Sugata to sing a Rabindrasangeet. Sugata Sen interviewed on efforts of exstudents to reconnect with Santiniketan. Songs from Shekhar Sen, Michael Kisku, Sugata Sen, Mohan Singh, Chorus from Baitalik, Patha Bhavana and Bhanusingher padabali.

DATE: Mon, 12 Jan 2009
SIZE: 15.4 MB
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Episode 123 : Past meets the present part 2

Presenting the second part of meeting between the visiting exstudents and the Santiniketan Adhyapaks and local Alumni. Songs from Pramita Mallick, Tapas Mallick, Arabind Biswas, Kanika Bannerjee, Bannya, Chorus, Santideb Ghosh, Shubhasree Roy.

DATE: Fri, 09 Jan 2009
SIZE: 15.7 MB
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Episode 122 : Past meets the present – part 1

Thanks to Kishore Bhattacharya, exstudents meet the Adhyapaks and local Alumni in Santiniketan, to know and understand each other and build a relationship. Songs from Rina Srimal, Patha Bhavan girls, Anuttama Ghosh, Mohan Singh, Vikram Singh, Indrani Sen.

DATE: Mon, 15 Dec 2008
SIZE: 15.1 MB
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Episode 121: Searching for ground reality

Closing out discussion on Terrorism, then talks with Amala Sarkar, followed by awareness meeting about ground reality at Patha Bhavan. Songs by Arabinda Biswas, Banani Ghosh, Kanika Bannerjee, Amala Sarkar, Purba Dam, Shyamal Mitra & Vikram Singh.

DATE: Wed, 10 Dec 2008
SIZE: 14.6 MB
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Eppisode 120 : Kalakal & A discussion on Terrorism

Nimai babu recites part of the novel “Kalakal”. We record the initial part of the gobal conference call on twrrorism and its root causes. Songs by Lasis Ahmed Lisa, Amar Pal, Firoza Begum, Krishna Chatterjee, Shekhar Sen, Sandhya Mukherjee

DATE: Mon, 08 Dec 2008
SIZE: 13.6 MB
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Episode 119 : UGS, Social Thinkers, and duty of Santiniketan exstudents

Discussing UGC clause of Social Thinkers of India, our long effort bears fruit, thanks to Somenath babu, and how each of us exstudens can help out in small ways, to the cause of Santiniketan. All songs from Kanika Bandopadhyay.

DATE: Sun, 30 Nov 2008
SIZE: 13.3 MB
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Episode 118 : Global Kalor Dokan

Global Adda with Sujoy Dhara, Tamojit Ray, Chirajyoti Deb, Piyali Palit, Tapas Basu, Bodhirupa Ganguly, Self and Abhijit Bannerjee. Songs by Ankhi, Chittaranjan Deb, Ramkumar Chatterjee, Basabi Dutta Roy, Amar Pal, Hemanta Mukherjee.

DATE: Sat, 29 Nov 2008
SIZE: 15.1 MB
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Episode 117 : Evolution, Genetics, Blood Type and Race

Here we put up some excerpts of other podcasts on Archeology, Evolution, Genetics, How we are close and yet separate from Chimps, and how Bengali Babu's prefer a certain blood type. Songs from Subinoy, Banani, Chinmoy, Banna, Paramita, Santideb.

DATE: Wed, 19 Nov 2008
SIZE: 16.1 MB
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Episode 116: Talk-talk-a-talk

We cover everything under the sun : Sanscrit, Lothal, texts of the old Bengali manuscript of Niladri Chaki, Obama, Genography, etc. Songs by Krishna Chatterjee, Manashi Adhikari, Indranil Sen, Purba Dam, Gita Ghatak & Banani Ghosh, Chitralekha Chowdhury.

DATE: Wed, 19 Nov 2008
SIZE: 15.2 MB
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Episode 115: First settlers in the Americas, and early civilization in India

Madhulike, Chirajyoti and self cover most of the talk here, starting with the archeological finds of very early humans skulls discovered in Mexico, and signs of early cultivation in India. Songs by Santideb, Konika, Suchitra, Suparna, Saunak & Lisa.

DATE: Tue, 18 Nov 2008
SIZE: 29.0 MB
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Episode 114: Talking about rice cultivation in India, 9000 years ago

Discovery and writings of Dr. Saraswat about the discovery of 9000 year old carbonized traces of cultivated rice grains in North India and its implication. Songs by Lasis Ahmed Lisa, Mohor di, Kishore, Lopamudra, Manoj Murali Nair, Mohan Singh.

DATE: Mon, 17 Nov 2008
SIZE: 16.9 MB
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Episode 113: Lost Discoveries, Shulba Sutra & the Bakshali Manuscript

We put up part of the book of Dick Teresi, Lost discoveries – Multi Regional roots of modern science and the significant contribution of Vedic Indians in mathematics. Songs by Lata, Rizwana, Debabrata, Moni, Dwijen, Nilima Sen, Mohor di.

DATE: Mon, 17 Nov 2008
SIZE: 13.9 MB
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Episode 112: About the origin of modern humans

We discuss the Out of Africa Theory against other ideas such as multi regional evolution, among other things, involving Madhulika, Piyali, Tapas da, Tukul, Chirajyoti and myself. Songs by Geeta Ghatak, Hemanta, Indrani Sen, Saigal, Mohor di and Kishore.

DATE: Mon, 17 Nov 2008
SIZE: 17.1 MB
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Episode 111: Swapan Majumdar and Madhulika Samanta

A discussion with Mr. Swapan Majumdar about Rabindra Bhavan, Santiniketan and exstudents. Another talk with Madhulika covering new information on geo archaeological in India. Songs by Pintu di, Sounak, Asha, Banani Ghosh, Basabi & Chinmoy.

DATE: Mon, 17 Nov 2008
SIZE: 13.8 MB
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Episode 110 : Boria and Tukul sings together on Skype

We have some continuation of global adda with Boria, Tukul, Piyali, Prasenjit Ghosh, Chirajyoti Deb, Barsanjit Majumdar and others. Songs from Indranil Sen, Boria, Tukul, Nilima Sen, Ashoktaru Bannerjee, Ritu Guha and Sagar Sen.

DATE: Fri, 07 Nov 2008
SIZE: 11.7 MB
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Episode 109 : Piyali Palit and Niladri Chaki

We discuss some aspects of the origin and history of the Bengali language, with wisdom from Piyali Palit at Oxford and Niladri Chaki in Toronto. Songs from Kanika Bandopadhyay, Sounak Chatterjee, Purabi Kukherjee, Riswana Chowdhury and Pijushkanti Sarkar

DATE: Sun, 02 Nov 2008
SIZE: 13.9 MB
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Episode 108: Santiniketaner Chithi #14 & Global Adda

Tukul recites the next Chithi of Subhomoy Ghosh. I discuss Nitish Sengupta's book on History of the Bengali Speaking People. Parts of global adda. Songs from Biswajit Ray, Naru, Suchitra Mitra, Akhilbandhu Ghosh and Ramkumar Chatterjee.

DATE: Tue, 28 Oct 2008
SIZE: 13.7 MB
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Episode 107: Subhomoy Ghosh, Copernicus and Sujoy Dhara

Santiniketaner Chithi #13, part of an audio book covering Copernicus, and a Global adda with Sujoy Dhara. Songs from Rajeswari Devi, Chitralekha Chowdury, Sreenanda Mukherjee, Naru, Ramkumar Chatterjee, Chittaranjan Deb and Tukul.

DATE: Mon, 20 Oct 2008
SIZE: 14.6 MB
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Episode 106: Subhomoy Ghosh, Tan Wen & Leena Chatterjee

Presenting Subhomoy Ghosh's Santiniketaner Chithi of 6th Dec 1952, Tan Wen's book on Tagore trip to China, and a discussion with Leena Chatterjee. Songs from Rita Ghosh, Sontu Mukherjee, Ranjana Sen, Tamojit Ray, Pramita Mallick & Amal Mukherjee.

DATE: Wed, 15 Oct 2008
SIZE: 12.2 MB
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Episode 105: Santideb on Kalimohan Ghosh

Three books – 1) Santideb describes how three factors influenced his father Kalimohan's life : Swadeshi movement, Brahmo Samaj and Rabindranath Tagore, 2) Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, 3) Paul Krugman's Conscience of a Liberal. Assorted songs.

DATE: Mon, 13 Oct 2008
SIZE: 14.2 MB
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Episode 104: Santiniketaner Chithi, 22 Nov, 1952

Reciting Subhomoy Ghosh's 11th Chithi, explaining what Tonu was doing these past few weeks, and a talk with Benu da and Bratin da about Senjuti, and an extra stall at Poush Mela. Songs from Purna Das Baul and Sharmila Roy Pommot.

DATE: Sun, 21 Sep 2008
SIZE: 18.2 MB
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Episode 103 : Tagore on Imperialism & Crisis of civilization

Nimai Majumdar and Anuradha Mitra recites Tagore on Imperialism and the Crisis of Civilization. Piyali Palit reads Sonar Tori. Songs from Moni, Tuku di, Mohan Singh, Sreenanda, Bodomama, Suchitra Mashi, Pankaj Mallick & Vikram Singh.

DATE: Mon, 15 Sep 2008
SIZE: 14.0 MB
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Episode 102 : Balmiki Pratibha

The situation under which Balmiki Pratibha was composed was discussed during a global adda with Bishnu & Anuradha Pal Chowdhury on the first half. Rabindranath's essay “Balmiki Pratibha” from Jibansmriti recited in the next half.

DATE: Sun, 14 Sep 2008
SIZE: 7.46 MB
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Episode 101: Sujata Mitra on Ek Sutrer Sandhyane

The last article written by my mother, Smt Sujata Mitra, on her memory of the early years of Santiniketan, published in “Ek Sutrer Sandhaney”. Songs by Santideb Ghosh, Pramita Mallick, Srikanta Acharya, Pijushkanti Sarkar, Subinoy Roy.

DATE: Thu, 11 Sep 2008
SIZE: 10.8 MB
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Episode 100: Dewal Patrika Inauguration , part 2

2nd part of Dewal patrika inauguration function. Subal Das, Shayanil Mitra, Korak Shankar Chattopadhyay, Shamtam Pandit, Class X students, Pijush Malpaharia, Sharod from Saugata Roychowdhury. Thanks go to Prasentjit Ghosh for doing the recording.

DATE: Mon, 08 Sep 2008
SIZE: 9.12 MB
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Episode 99: Dewal Patrika Inauguration – part 1

First part of the recording of a joint cultural function in Santiniketan held on 2nd September, performed jointly by students and exstudents of Patha Bhavana, to inaugurate a wall magazine, with voices from Shona, Piyali, Indrajit, Saugata, Amol, Arpan.

DATE: Thu, 04 Sep 2008
SIZE: 11.6 MB
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Episode 98: Jianhua and Gora

Jianhua reads Tagore poems & their Chinese translation; sings the Chinese rendition of a Tagore song. Anuradha reads from Tagore, the Myriad minded man. Songs from Chitralekha di, Subhojit Sengupta, Santideb Ghosh, Srikanta Acharya, & Kalim Sharafi.

DATE: Wed, 03 Sep 2008
SIZE: 10.2 MB
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Episode 97: Santiniketaner Chithi, Roma di & Sunil Bhattacharya

Reading of Subhomoy Ghosh's Santiniketaner Chithi of 8th November 1952, a song by Roma Chakraborti, and a remarkable story of Sunil da (Satyabrata Bhattacharya) about working with education of Santhal children children. Assorted songs.

DATE: Mon, 25 Aug 2008
SIZE: 11.6 MB
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Episode 96 : Sujata Mitra on Kalimohan Ghosh

My mother writes about her father, Kalimohan Ghosh and how he came to meet Tagore and ended up in Santiniketan. This covers a part of history. Songs by Suchitra Mitra, Chorus, Ritu Guha, Asha Bhosle, Santideb Ghosh, Saunak, Lasi Ahmed Lisa

DATE: Sat, 23 Aug 2008
SIZE: 10.6 MB
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Episode 95 : Ms Jianhua talks about Tagore

An interview with Jianhua, a scientist who reads poetry, is an admirer of Tagore, and is also learning to dance with Tagore's songs. Global adda tries to sing a global chorus, with less that desirable result. The adda also discusses Santiniketan.

DATE: Fri, 22 Aug 2008
SIZE: 11.8 MB
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Episode 94: Tukul Explaints where he got his spirituality from

Conference call with Alo di, Nupur Lahiri, self, Sidhartha, Shib, Gora da, Tapas da, Pradip, Chirajyoti, Tukul, Gama, Sudipto & Piyali. Tukul explains his spirituality. Songs from Swapan Gupta, Priyadarshi Datta, Banani Ghosh, Moni, Rajeswari Dutta.

DATE: Sun, 17 Aug 2008
SIZE: 13.5 MB
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Episode 93: Freddie and Pia Sen

Interviews a) with Freddie, a woman of the blackfoot tribe of North America, and b) Pia sen, daughter of Tusu di, and her running of the dance troup Notini. Songs by Chittaranjan Deb, Indira Gosti, Chitralekha di, Gita Sen, Suchitra Mitra

DATE: Thu, 14 Aug 2008
SIZE: 15.9 MB
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Episode 92: Kalyan Sarkar and the Global Adda Part 4

Kalyan Sarkar talks about Santiniketan. continuation of the global adda of August 10. Songs and Music from Dilip Roy, Chitralekha Chowdhury, Haripada Chattapadhyay, Manna De, Shidhhartha Bannerjee, Kanak Das

DATE: Mon, 11 Aug 2008
SIZE: 14.8 MB
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Episode 91 : Roma Chakraborti and the global Adda Part 3

Adda continues beween Tapas da, Piyali, Tukul, Gora da, Chira, Myself, Rubi di, Abhijit da, Pradip & others, with addition of a conversation with Roma Chakraborti, and songs from Mohor di, Mithu di, Bodomama, Amala Das, Basabi & Gyanendraprasad Goswami.

DATE: Sun, 10 Aug 2008
SIZE: 14.3 MB
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Episode 90 : Visva Adda Part 2

This is the second in the series of a global Kalor dokan adda of Santiniketan Asramiks around the world, carried out on 9th August. Songs from Gita Ghatak, Shyamal Chanda, Laisa Ahmed Lisa, Rajeswari Dutta, Manashi Adhikari, Ranjana SenSarkar.

DATE: Wed, 06 Aug 2008
SIZE: 11.0 MB
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Episode 89 : Global adda

This is the first ever podcast which contains nothing but a conference call & songs, continuation from the last one, covering a small sample of all the people that congregated across vast spaces from remote corners of the globe, on a virtual Kalor Dokan.

DATE: Sun, 03 Aug 2008
SIZE: 11.5 MB
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Episode 88: Santiniketaner Chithi & A Conference calls of Asramiks

Presenting Santiniketaner Chithi 25 Oct 1952 followed by global conference calls between well wishers of Santiniketan, and songs from Suchitra Mitra, Shompa Kundu, Tan Lee, Himaghna Roy Chowdhury, Kanika Bandopadhyay & Mituni Roy Bevins.

DATE: Fri, 01 Aug 2008
SIZE: 11.1 MB
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Episode 87: Basanta Utsab and a few purprises

Parts of Basanta Utsab by Patha Bhavan students presented here, along with songs from Ankhi, Pramita Mallick, Chitralekha Choudhury, and two unique Santiniketanites whose singing prowess were unkown before – Shyamal Chanda and Chittaranjan Deb.

DATE: Sun, 27 Jul 2008
SIZE: 8.87 MB
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Episode 86: Bhadugaan from Tuku di

Tuku di presents her Bhadugan on Patha Bhavana, along with a few from her School Days memory. Ankhhi sings two. Bratin Sen appreciates Mistuni di's Jat Gelo Pet Bhorlo na. Anandarup Ray and Hitabrata Roy record their message to Patha Bhavana

DATE: Mon, 21 Jul 2008
SIZE: 11.1 MB
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Episode 85: A few duet song from Sandip Tagore & Tan Lee

Sandip Tagore and Tan Lee presents an impromptu pair of duets. Kalyan Sarkar describes what he wishes to speak on record towards betterment of Visva Bharati. Piyali reads a Kageya Notice. More songs from Tukul, Vikram Singh, Suparna Guha and Subinoy Roy

DATE: Thu, 17 Jul 2008
SIZE: 15.1 MB
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Epiaode 84: Niladri Chaki's exhibition with Tagore's recitation

Second half of Sri Niladri Chaki's guided tour, Rabindranath Tagore recites a poem on Canada. Sheila Jones plans to produce a play on Tagore. Elisabeth Hepburn reads from Tagore. Songs from Debabrata, Chitralekha di, Mohan Singh, Suparna Guha.

DATE: Sat, 12 Jul 2008
SIZE: 13.1 MB
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Episode 83: Niladri Chaki and his Art Exhibition

Sri Niladri Chaki presents a wonderful art exhibition in NABC2008 in Toronto last week, which was a major highlight for me, also for Anandarup da and Tan Lee da. Songs from Mohor di, Moni, Hemanta, Debrata, Indulekha Ghosh, Aarya Chowdhury.

DATE: Thu, 10 Jul 2008
SIZE: 10.0 MB
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Episode 82: Santiniketaner Chithi #8

Subhomoy Ghosh's chithi, dated 12th October 1952 presented by Santanu Mitra. Talks of Toronto, including the NABC2008 inauguration. Songs from Sharmila Roy Pommot, Ranjana Sen Sarkar, Suparna Guha, Talks on Niladri Chaki's exhibition. The band Bhoomi.

DATE: Tue, 08 Jul 2008
SIZE: 14.1 MB
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Episode 81: Sumantra Sengupta recites a poem

I liked Mr. Sen's recitation in the hall of NABC2008, and then got the chance to interview him on the street outside of the convention hall. We also have a song from Pintu di (Manashi Adhikari0 as well as another from Tusu di (Sugata Sen)

DATE: Mon, 07 Jul 2008
SIZE: 10.3 MB
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Episode 80: Kathy and Joe O'Connel and the Alumni meet in Toronto

Santiniketanites get together in Toronto, during NABC2008. Kathleen and Joseph Tagore talk of Gurudev Rabindranath. Inauguration ceremony of NABC2008. Songs presented by Rabindranath Tagore, Satyabhusan Gupta, Santidev Ghosh.

DATE: Sun, 06 Jul 2008
SIZE: 11.9 MB
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Episode 79: Satyajit Chakraborti, and Bengali folks in Toronto

The interviewer gets interviewed – my encounter with Mr. Satyajit Chakraborti, of B-Tech institute of Engineering and Management. Sugata Sen presents two songs, along with more from Ranjana Sen and Vikram Singh. Anandarup da gets elected President.

DATE: Tue, 01 Jul 2008
SIZE: 10.4 MB
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Episode 78: Speaking from Toronto

Presenting this episode from a hotel room in Toronto, talking about how I landed there, in preparation to attending NABS2008. Songs from Basabi Dutta Roy, Anjana Sen, Mohor di, Mohan Singh and a unique Bhadugan from Tukul for the Praktoni web site.

DATE: Fri, 20 Jun 2008
SIZE: 11.9 MB
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Episode 77 : Rg Veda, Saraswati river, and the Popkhran nuclear test

Rg Veda and Saraswati river controversy continues, adding unexpected results from precautionary tests of ground water after the Pokhran nuclear test. Songs from Gopalchandra Sen, Sharmila Roy, Suchitra Mitra, Debabrata Biswas, Santidev Ghosh

DATE: Tue, 17 Jun 2008
SIZE: 16.2 MB
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Episode 76: The Aryan Controversy

We cover the holocene period in India from the start of agriculture to the creation of the Rg Veda, and the Aryan controversy that started with Max Mullers translation of it. Songs from Kishore, Nilima Sen, Dwijen, Asha, Debabrata, Shanta Apte, Hemanta.

DATE: Tue, 17 Jun 2008
SIZE: 13.5 MB
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episode 75 : Arrival of the Killer Ape

Continuing the saga of the evolution of the planetary life, we bring the issue to the newest arrival – humans, from ape to the the last ice age. Songs from Satinath, Tapan & Pramita Mallick, Kanika Bannerjee, Abbasuddin Ahmed, Susil Chatterjee, Santidev

DATE: Sun, 15 Jun 2008
SIZE: 14.8 MB
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Episode 74: History of India – where we came from

Tonu speaks off the cuff of the Indian history from when the dinosaurs died out till man discovered metal, along with songs & recitations from Rabindranath Tagore, Santideb Ghosh, Sandhya Mukherjee, Krishna Chatterjee, Manna Dey, Pratima Barua and Lata

DATE: Thu, 12 Jun 2008
SIZE: 10.6 MB
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Episode 73: Tapan Mallick and the arrival of the Aryans

Tapan Mallick serves more Palli Geeti, along with songs from Suchitra Mitra, Dhananjay Bhattacharya & Abbasuddin Ahmed. Tonu talks about the warming planet, and where the Aryans might have come from, and when, in other words, where do we come from.

DATE: Mon, 02 Jun 2008
SIZE: 8.49 MB
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Episode 72: Tapan Mallick and Santiniketater Chithi

Santanu Mitra presents Subhomoy Ghosh's “Santiniketaner Chithi, of 28th September 1952 – an English play and a Bengali Sarat-Utsab. Tapan mallick offers two folks songs. More songs from Santinideb Ghosh, Konika Bannerjee and Shishu Bholanath.

DATE: Thu, 22 May 2008
SIZE: 10.1 MB
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Episode 71: Brain Chatterjee On education, Rabidranath and 'other' stories

Interview with Bratin Chatterjee on his recently published book on Tagore' ideas of education against the backdrop of the education in India through historical times. Birsha from New Jersey presents a few captivating recitations – numerous songs.

DATE: Sun, 18 May 2008
SIZE: 12.3 MB
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Episode 70: A Chithi and a Chhoto Golpo

Chirajyoti Deb recites Subhomoy ghosh's letter from Santiniketan. Madhuja recites Rabidnranaths' chhoto golpo – Anadhikar Probesh. Santanu recites a poem. Songs from Arati Mukherjii, Kanika Bandopadhyay, Mohan Singh, Mistunidi and Santidev Ghosh

DATE: Mon, 12 May 2008
SIZE: 22.1 MB
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Episode 69: Noboborsho & Rajpather Kotha

Santanu presents “Noboborsho” from Rabindranath's “Santiniketan” volume 2. Avik Ranjan Dey recites “Rajpather Kotha” From Rabindranath's Golpo Guchha. Chorus song from Shishu Bholanath, and solo from Subinoy Roy & Ranjana Sen.

DATE: Sun, 11 May 2008
SIZE: 19.1 MB
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Episode 68: A Sruti Natok and a Chithi

Vancouver College group “Vantara” present Parashuram's Chikitsa Sankat. Tamojit Ray recites Subhomoy Ghosh's 5th letter from Santiniketaner Chithi, daed 31st Aug, 1952. Songs from Dwijen Mukhrji, Santidev Ghosh and the children of Santiniketan.

DATE: Mon, 05 May 2008
SIZE: 28.9 MB
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Episode 67: An interview with Sri Tapas Kumar Basu

Tapas da retains a photographic memory of the landscape of the Santiniketan Asram, sixty years down the memory lane, accompanied by songs from Pramita Mallick, Biswajit Ray, Kanika Bannerjee, Lata, Basabi Datta Ray, Ranjana Sen, Santidev Ghosh

DATE: Sat, 03 May 2008
SIZE: 18.8 MB
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Episode 66: Remembering Leonard Elmhirst

Presenting Pinaki Bhaduri's from centenary volume on L.K. Elmhirst from Tagore Research institute. Songs from Arundhati Hom Chowdhury, Vikram Singh, Konika Bandopadhyay. Talks on a new private school in Purva Palli. Recitation by Avik Ranjan Dey

DATE: Mon, 28 Apr 2008
SIZE: 9.88 MB
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Episode 65: Indian Parliament's Visva Bharati Act 1951 and amendments

Piyali Palit provided the text of the Visva Bharati Act, 1951 of Parliament with amendments. Some select sections of it has been discussed here, along with songs from Sridarshini Chakraborti, Nilima Sen, Suchitra Mitra & others.

DATE: Sun, 27 Apr 2008
SIZE: 11.1 MB
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Episode 64: Santiniketaner Chithi & Rabi Jibani

Chandana Sarkar reads Chithi #4 from (Bhulumama) Subhomoy Ghosh's book. I read part of Rabi Jibani received from Piyali Palit. Songs from Kartikdas Baul, Srikanta Acharya, Basabi Datta Ray, Suchitra Mitra & (Biswajit mama) Biswajit Ray

DATE: Sun, 20 Apr 2008
SIZE: 28.6 MB
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Episode 63: Gurudev as social thinker/ Annada Shankar Roy on creation of Visva Bharati

Today we cover 1) a letter being prepared for UGC about Gurudev as a social thinker & 2) Annada Shankar Roy's speech on Gurudev's work in rural reform and Santiniketan's destiny. Bhulumama's recitation on Horikhela recovered. Songs from many.

DATE: Mon, 31 Mar 2008
SIZE: 32.5 MB
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Episode 62: The immortal Sahitya Sabha

Tamojit Ray from Bangalore presents an ageless, compilation into a virtual sahitya sabha, contributed by people born even a century apart. All thanks should go to Rabindranath for creating most but not all of it, and to Tamojit for conducting it.

DATE: Sun, 23 Mar 2008
SIZE: 22.5 MB
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Episode 61: History of Balmiki Pratibha performed in Santiniketan

We read from an article from 1981 on Balmiki Pratibha, as performed in Santiniketan from 1908 onward, including some songs. Also presenting Sridorshini Chakraboorti of Vancouver. Tamojit Roy (Tukul) presents his views on the phone from Bangalore.

DATE: Sat, 22 Mar 2008
SIZE: 46.1 MB
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Episode 60: Kathleen O'Connell returns to Santiniketan

We present Ms. O'Connell's 1990 article on Santiniketan, Tagore's educational philosophy and its relevance in today's west. Songs by Manoj & Manisha, Anuttama Ghosh, Vikram Singh, Priyadarshi Datta, Rajeswari Dutta, instrumental by V. Balsara.

DATE: Tue, 18 Mar 2008
SIZE: 34.2 MB
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Episode 59: Debadyuti Chakravarti speaks about Santiniketan

Songs from Sasha Ghosal, Purnadas Baul, S.D. Burman, Kanika Bannerji, Manoj Murali Nair. Debadyuti Chakraborti speaks about his time in Santiniketan and how it changed him. Swarachito Poem from rickshaw puller poem Ramdev Ray. Tagore on Rakta karabi

DATE: Sun, 16 Mar 2008
SIZE: 40.3 MB
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Episode 58: Sujata Mitra's Diary / Jose reads the New York Times

Sandhya Mukherji, Pannalal Bhattacharya, Konika Bannerji, Srinanda Mukherji, Suchitra Mitra sing. Jose Peres of Canada reads a 92 year old article from New York Times, about Tagore. Sujata Mitra writes of her first few years of life in Santiniketan.

DATE: Fri, 14 Mar 2008
SIZE: 16.8 MB
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Episode 57: Lekha Chahia Lajja Diben Na – from Sagarmoy Ghosh

Sagarmoy Ghosh writes how he got on the wrong side of Sahitya Samrat Tarashankar Bandopadhyay, and how circumstance eventually turned him from being an magazine editor into a writer. Songs from Mistuni di, Ramkumar babu, Suchitra Mitra and Kanan Devi.

DATE: Thu, 13 Mar 2008
SIZE: 17.6 MB
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Episode 56: Piyali Palit and Shekhar Sen

Piyali talks about her indedbedness to Gurudev's ideas. Shekhar Sen talks about how educational isntitutions are getting degradation due to political interference. Songs offered by Kartik Das Baul, Pramita Mallick, Konika Bandopadhyay, Vikram Singh,

DATE: Tue, 11 Mar 2008
SIZE: 15.9 MB
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Episode 55: Chirajyoti, Aparajita, Sanghamitra, Shidharta & Diptodeep

Exstudents from Florida present the 55th Episode, covering “Rabindrachetanay Basanter Charandhwani”. The episode was prepared at home without professional help or experience, but is a creative outlet of large hearted Ex-students wanting to contribute.

DATE: Mon, 10 Mar 2008
SIZE: 15.4 MB
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Episode 54: Salil Kapat & Laha Bandh

A discussion with Sri Salil Kapat – regarding politics, environment, poverty in India, and particularly, the construction boom at Laha Bandh area. Also songs by Geeta Dutt, Krishna Chatterji. Recitation by Subirmoy Ghosh. Rabindrasangeet by Suchitra Mitra

DATE: Sat, 08 Mar 2008
SIZE: 18.4 MB
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Episode 53: Shyamali Khastagir

Conversation with Shyamali Khastagir on the value of reviving the Asramic Sangha's “bidhan sabha” concept. Also, we have an Assamese song by Dipali Barthakur, Sanskrit Rabindrasangeet, & more songs from Indranil Sen, K.L. Saigal and Santideb Ghosh.

DATE: Fri, 07 Mar 2008
SIZE: 15.6 MB
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Episode 52: Stephen Hay on Tagore in America, & Sharmila Roy

In this episode, Anuradha Mitra recites part of the long essay written by Stephen Hay in 1962 on Rabindranath Tagore in America, covering all five of his trips to the US. Also, on this episode, we offer four songs, all from Tuku di, Sharmila Roy.

DATE: Mon, 03 Mar 2008
SIZE: 16.2 MB
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Episode 51: Rabindranath's chhoto golpo “Badnaam”

Rabindra Sangeet from Santideb Ghosh and Palli Geeti from Pramita Mallick. Vancouvr kids Dipanjan, Avik Ranjan, Madhuja and Angshul present our first attempt at a “Sruti Natok” based on Gurudeb's short story “Badnaam”.

DATE: Sat, 01 Mar 2008
SIZE: 22.3 MB
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Episode 50: Piyali Palit and Gopal Krishna Gandhi

Today we complete half a century of Podcasts. Apart from a Baul by Sanatan Das, and songs by Ramkumar Chatterjee, Amala Das and Piyali herself, the topic is how to revive Santiniketan, and Piyali Palit's meeting with the Governor, Mr. Gopal Krishna Gandhi

DATE: Mon, 25 Feb 2008
SIZE: 20.2 MB
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Episode 49: Asian Ideas of East and West

Reading the introduction of Stephen Hay on East and West and Tagore's search for a common Oriental theme. Songs by Mohor di, Ankhi, Mistunidi, Mithu di. Self recites Tagore's poem “Hatabhagyer Gaan” for public domain audio book of Rabindranath Tagore.

DATE: Sat, 23 Feb 2008
SIZE: 19.5 MB
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Episode 48: Ami Paraner Sathe Khelibo Ajike Morono Khela

Rabindranath Recites from “Jhulon”. Dual song by Mitali Bhoumik and Tandra Baisya. Talks on creating public domain recitations of Tagore's writings on Librivox. Anuradha Mitra reads “My School”. More songs by Mohor di, Ritu Guha and Indira (Pia) Bannerji.

DATE: Mon, 18 Feb 2008
SIZE: 18.9 MB
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Episode 47: Santiniektaner Chithi & Amader Lekha

Rabindranath sings 'Amar Porano Loye'. Santiniketaner Chithi, 13/8/1952 from Subhomoy Ghosh, Songs from Sanchari Ghosh, Amader Lekha from the 1940s from Kalyan Dasgupta, Songs from Mohan Singh, Dipali Barthakur, Tandra Baisya.

DATE: Sat, 16 Feb 2008
SIZE: 15.7 MB
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Episode 46: St. Petersburg Declaration

Amar Pal sings Banka Shyam. Recitation from Subhomoy Ghosh. Talks on Podcast alley ranking. St. Petersburg declaration by Secular Islam in Bengali. Talks on Taslima Nasrin and the WB Government. Rabindrasangit from Pia. Baul from Gautam Das.

DATE: Fri, 15 Feb 2008
SIZE: 30.7 MB
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Episode 45: Remembering Biswajit Roy and Ankhi

Mrityu Barshiki of Biswajit Roy and Ankhi – Tukul provides songs by Biswajit Mama. Tukudi requests Ankhi's song and Tukul's enchanting bauls. I insert Mistuni di's. I read from 'Discovery of India' and from 'Rabindranath Tagore, The Myriad-Minded Man'.

DATE: Mon, 11 Feb 2008
SIZE: 21.3 MB
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Episode 44: Thoreau's “Civil Disobedience” and Rabindranath's “Sadhana”

Talks on audio books. Sample of Henry David Thoreau's “Civil Disobedience” and how the Gita and Upanishads came full circle back through Gandhi. Sample of Rabindranath's “Sadhana”. Rabindrasangeet on Corus songs and by Hemanta, Baul from Manna.

DATE: Sat, 09 Feb 2008
SIZE: 26.3 MB
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Episode 43: Rabindranath on Brahmo Samajer Sharthakata

Songs by Krishna Chatterji, Mistuni Roy Bevins, Asha Bhosle, Ramkumar Chatterji, Dinendranath Tagore, Vikram Singh. Anuradha Mitra reads Rabindranath's Essay “Brahmo Samajer Sharthokota” from the book “Santiniketan”.

DATE: Sun, 03 Feb 2008
SIZE: 24.5 MB
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Episode 42: William Adam and Pramita Mallick

Five Rabindra Sangeet all by Pramita Mallick. My talk with Chiku di about the evolution of Brahmo Samaj which resulted in me reading about William Adam's Unitarian mission in India and its influence on Rammohan Roy and the Bengal Renaissance.

DATE: Thu, 31 Jan 2008
SIZE: 18.1 MB
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Episode 41: Sutopa Bhattacharya

Rabindra Sangeet by Pramita Mallick, Subinoy Roy and Bikram Singh. Baul by Narayan Adhikari. Sutopa Bhattacharya on Arnold Bake, and problems in Santiniketan. Gurudeb's “My school” part 4 recited by Anuradha Mitra. Bangladeshi Palligeeti “Moirasi”.

DATE: Mon, 28 Jan 2008
SIZE: 17.5 MB
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Episode 40: Priyodorshi Datta

Tagore song by Priyadarshi Datta. Me reciting an essay by Priyadarshi “Five generations of Indian women”. "Yesterday" by Mistuni di & Elvis. Two Brahma Sangeets by Subinoy Roy. Search for the first few Deshatvabodhak songs before Bande Mataram.

DATE: Sat, 26 Jan 2008
SIZE: 18.0 MB
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Episode 39: Kadambari Devi & Charulata

Kanika Bandopadhyay and Suchitra Mitra on a duet. Reading of Clinton Seely’s paper at Tagore Festival in University of Lillinois in 2000, Rabindrasangeet from Basabi Dutta, and from Charulata

DATE: Wed, 23 Jan 2008
SIZE: 17.1 MB
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Episode 38: Jat Gelo Pet Bhorlo Na

Baul by late Mistuni Roy Bevins : Jat Gelo Pet Bhorlo Na. More songs by Santindev Ghosh, Bapi Das Baul and Ankhi Bose, Poems by Sujata Mitra, Sukul and yours truly, recitation of some posts on Google Santiniketan board.

DATE: Sun, 20 Jan 2008
SIZE: 15.9 MB
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Episode 37: Chirojyoti Deb

Episode 37: Chirojyoti Deb Songs by Santidev Ghosh, Ranjana Sen, Ramkumar Chatterji, talks with Chirojyoti Deb on his past in Santiniketan and present research work on Tuberculosis in USA.

DATE: Thu, 10 Jan 2008
SIZE: 16.5 MB
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Episode 36: About Sri Chittaranjan Deb

Tukul and Pramita Mallick sing Palli Geeti. Rezwana Chowdhury & Suchitra Mitra sing Rabindra Sangeet. Chirojyoti Deb speaks of his father. Anuradha Mitra recites part 2 of Tagore’s “My School”.

DATE: Wed, 09 Jan 2008
SIZE: 18.7 MB
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Episode 35 Arnold Bake and early recordings of Gurudev

Rabindrasangeet from Santidev Ghosh, Amala Sarkar, & Konika Bannerji. Wax recordings of Arnold Bake, talks on Bande Mataram. Song by Lata. Rabindranath’s own voice recording about a hundred years ago.

DATE: Mon, 07 Jan 2008
SIZE: 15.0 MB
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Episode 34 Rabindranath's 1933 lecture - My School

Rabindra Sangeet by Ritu Guha, Mohan Singh. Self talks about Japan’s India envy. Anuradha Mitra recites part 1 of Tagore’s 1933 lecture in USA on Patha Bhavana. Ramkumar Chatterji sings Dadathakur’s Ramprasadi.

DATE: Sun, 06 Jan 2008
SIZE: 15.8 MB
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Episode 33 Supurna Datta's Smriti Katha

Rabindrasangeet from Amal Mukherji, Arati Mukherji, Chinmoy Chatterji. Supurna Datta recites her “Smriti katha”. Talks on Wikipedia pages on Santiniketan and Patha Bhavana. Palli Geeti from Suranjan Choudhury.

DATE: Sat, 05 Jan 2008
SIZE: 16.7 MB
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Episode 32 Santiniketaner Chithi

Rabindra Sangeet by Ranjana Sarkar, Suchitra Mitra, Mohan Singh. Chandana Sarkar reads Subhomoy Ghosh’s Santiniketaner Chithi #2. Talks on Arnold Bake, North America Bengali Conference. Pramita Mallick sings Lalpaguri.

DATE: Thu, 03 Jan 2008
SIZE: 19.1 MB
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Episode 31 Jana Gana Mana

Jana Gana Mana in the voice of Rabindranath, Pt Jasraj, Asha Bhosle, Bhupen Hazarika & Saddiq Khan Langa . Kanan Devi sings Sedin Dujone. What is on Wikipedia about Jana Gana Mana. Amy Chua on great empires. Steps to improve Patha Bhavana.

Recent Comments for Santiniketan Podcast
Tapas Basu

Episode 212: Hello Tonu, I started listening to Podcast after a long break. Santinikataner Chithi is my favourite so I could not adhere in chronological order. In the first letter Hirenda's comment about Gurudev's ideology against Nationalism. was very true. I feel in a country during freedom fighting period to ignore narrow Nationalism by common people was difficult but Gurudev Rabindranath's thinking was much superior than that of then common Indians. Bhuluda's writing paints my mind the picture of my childhood in Patha Bhaban & Ashram life. That very Sangeet Bhaban stage was built in front of my eyes I still vividly remember. The paintings of Shilpacahrya Abanindranath & Nandalal is a National Heritage but very little so called literate, Cultured Citizens of India today fail to understand. Tanaya's poems, songs, & the singing was a joy to listen. I specially enjoyed the character descriptions was today's bangaalee babus. Parashuram's story added with your reading was not only a good humour but was very interesting few minutes. Songs by Late Suchitradi is immortal, & that from Tanaya, Ramkumar & lastly from Moni was excellent. Thank you for your efforts I congraulate you. Tapasda.

Submitted By: basutapas@... (on 3-2011)

Tapas Basu

Episode 212: Hello Tonu, I started listening to Podcast after a long break. Santinikataner Chithi is my favourite so I could not adhere in chronological order. In the first letter Hirenda's comment about Gurudev's ideology against Nationalism. was very true. I feel in a country during freedom fighting period to ignore narrow Nationalism by common people was difficult but Gurudev Rabindranath's thinking was much superior than that of then common Indians. Bhuluda's writing paints my mind the picture of my childhood in Patha Bhaban & Ashram life. That very Sangeet Bhaban stage was built in front of my eyes I still vividly remember. The paintings of Shilpacahrya Abanindranath & Nandalal is a National Heritage but very little so called literate, Cultured Citizens of India today fail to understand. Tanaya's poems, songs, & the singing was a joy to listen. I specially enjoyed the character descriptions was today's bangaalee babus. Parashuram's story added with your reading was not only a good humour but was very interesting few minutes. Songs by Late Suchitradi is immortal, & that from Tanaya, Ramkumar & lastly from Moni was excellent. Thank you for your efforts I congraulate you. Tapasda.

Submitted By: basutapas@... (on 3-2011)


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