Knocksense: A local content and recommendations platform

Born on May 7, 1861, 'Kobiguru' Rabindranath Tagore is one of the most celebrated literary figures all around the globe.

An enigmatic author, people's poet, painter and a dramatist like no other- Kobiguru has contributed profoundly to the Bengali canon and his work, expansive as they are, remains relevant even today.

His works are what shaped my childhood back in Kolkata, beginning my assembly with his songs to ending my day on the note of his prose, Rabindranath has been deeply embedded in our Kolkata lives!

He was the first non-European to receive a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913 because he wrote Gitanjali, a collection of 157 poems, that was published in 1910. Kobiguru was also granted Knighthood in 1915 but in 1919, after the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, he renounced it.

Rabindranath Tagore is often remembered for his poetic songs, which are both spiritual and mercurial. One of those great minds ahead of his time, Gurudeb is an intrinsic part of our Bangali lives back home.

His meeting with Albert Einstein is considered as a clash between science and spirituality even till date because of the histories of both the heroes, excelling in their own discipline.

Other than building his legacy, he brought about many changes in the society, for the greater good. While managing his dreams of setting up Visva Bharti University in Shantiniketan, he came closer to humanity and explored his interest in social reforms.

In his literary life and in the personal, Rabindranath Tagore did undergo brief phases of social and cultural conservatism. His work represented the progressive face of relationships that was to develop in modern Bengal. For Tagore, importantly, human love was but a metaphor for the love of the divine and that helped him to poetically express and enhance the sense of equity and social justice between the sexes too.

If you want to gain more insights into his works, you should watch movies like Charulata, Ghare-Baire, Teen Kanya, Chokher Bali, which were initially his stories which were later delivered on-screen by skilled directors, who created history through these masterpieces.

"Hridoye momo, tumi robe nirobe..."

Indore Municipal Corporation to upgrade its existing dry waste segregation system soon

With a secondary segregation unit to supplement the existing facility, Indore civic body will soon segregate dry waste into 35 different categories

Taking its cleanliness drive up by a notch, the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) is now planning to upgrade its existing waste segregation into 35 different categories. As of now, with the help of the automated Material Recovery Facility (MRF) set up at Devguradia trenching ground, the dry waste is segregated into 12 different categories. Reportedly, this facility was established at a cost of about ₹20 crores.

Keep reading... Show less

The state of Maharashtra on Thursday announced its decision of reopening schools for all students from class 1 onwards, starting December 1. From Wednesday, schools will be conducting regular, physical sessions for standards 1 to 7 for the first time in 19 months. With this, all school students in the state, except those in pre-primary and kindergarten grades will be permitted to attend school, under the authority of listed COVID guidelines and SOPs.

Noteworthily, the final decision regarding the reopening of schools in Mumbai will be taken by the BMC Commissioner. This decision will affect about 11 lakh students (from classes 1 to 7 ) in the city.

Keep reading... Show less

Sunburn Goa: Limited capacity event scheduled from Dec 27-29

Only fully vaccinated people can attend the three-day music festival at Vagator in Goa

After being denied permission by the state administration, the organisers of Sunburn have now announced a curtailed version of Asia's largest music festival in Goa. Scheduled to take place from December 27 to December 29 in Vagator this year, this grand music festival premiering the best of Electric Dance Music (EDM), has a big fan base of music lovers from all across the globe. As per the first official statement issued by Percept Live post the announcement made by the Chief Minister of Goa, this decision to tone down Sunburn 2021 has been taken in view of the ongoing COVID pandemic.

Keep reading... Show less

Check out the 2nd list of speakers Jaipur Literature Festival 2022 here:

The on-ground hybrid version of the 15th edition of JLF is scheduled to take place between January 28 to February 1, next year

Adding to the excitement of the book lovers, the organising body of the upcoming Jaipur Literature Festival has released the second list of speakers. The on-ground hybrid version of the 15th edition of this glorious feast of literature, discourse and camaraderie is scheduled to take place between January 28 to February 1, 2022. The stellar lineup includes a list of twenty-five poets, authors and intellectuals from India and abroad.

Keep reading... Show less

First of its kind in Lucknow, a women-only mall to open soon in Charbagh!

A mall for the women, by the women, will set the new standards of women empowerment in Lucknow

Feel safer as you head out for a thorough retail therapy session in Lucknow, with the city's first-ever women-only mall. Lucknow Nagar Nigam has decided to lay the foundation of this exclusive mall in Charbagh. Reportedly, all shops and sellers stationed at this ₹17 crore shopping crores will also be run by women, for the women.

Keep reading... Show less

Walk-in vaccination system implemented across Lucknow!

A five-day campaign aimed at boosting the existing vaccination drive has also been scheduled from November 28 to December 2

Augmenting the ongoing vaccination drive in the city, the District Magistrate of Lucknow has now scraped the mandatory registration required before taking the vaccine against COVID. With the implementation of the walk-in vaccination system, the residents of Lucknow can now directly head to the vaccination centres and take the first or second jab without having to make a prior booking. The decision to do away with this prerequisite registration was taken by the DM in a meeting on Friday.

Keep reading... Show less

Passengers from South Africa to be put under quarantine at Mumbai Airport due to Omicron scare

If the arriving passengers test COVID positive, their samples will be sent for genome sequencing

Amid the rising concerns of the new COVID variant Omicron, the Union Health Ministry has directed to increase testing and screening of all international travellers. In continuation to this, a special set of airport guidelines have been put in place for those arriving from South Africa, the epicentre of the said mutation. Reportedly, such passengers will have to undergo testing and quarantine at the Mumbai International Airport. If found COVID positive, their samples will be sent for genome sequencing, the Mumbai Mayor informed.

Keep reading... Show less

Most Read