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Jorasanko by Aruna Chakravarty

‘Jorasanko Thakurbari’ is Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s ancestral house which has now been converted into a museum dedicated to his life and works. Built in 1785, the Jorasanko Thakur Bari is spread over 35000 square meters. Today the building houses Rabindra Bharati University, inaugurated by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on Gurudev’s birth centenary, 8 May 1962. Rabindranath Tagore was born and breathed his last in Jorasanko Thakurbari. The museum has three galleries dedicated to Tagore, members of his family and the Bengal Renaissance. The galleries provide glimpses of intimate family photographs, live size portraits and Kavi Guru’s evolution as a poet & philosopher.

Aarushi by Avirook Sen – Book Review

Synopsis:

In May 2008, the nation was held in morbid thrall by the Aarushi Hemraj Double murder incident. Aarushi, the teenage girl waiting for her 14th birthday arriving 2 days later, was found brutally murdered in her bedroom. One day later, the body of the prime suspect Hemraj, who was working as domestic help, was discovered on the terrace of the society where Talwars, Aarushi’s family was living. The mystery was bit too deep to uncover the actual delinquents. The Police and later on the CBI investigated the whole case to finally narrow down on the parents, Nupur and Rajesh Talwar as the prime accused. The trail went on for a long time and finally they were found guilty for the double murder and got convicted. But the big question prevailed; did they really commit the crime?

The Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank – Book Review

Synopsis:

Anne Frank was a Jewish teenager who wrote a diary about her time in hiding during the Second World War. “The Diary of a Young Girl” is the diary written by this young girl from 14 June, 1942 to 1 August, 1944. Throughout the diary, she has talked about what it was like to be a Jew in the war; and to constantly be in fear while in hiding. Through her diary, she tells us the violence and cruelty of war times and sufferings of people. The entire scenario was described in such a vivid manner full of emotions that one can visualise her life with one’s own eyes.

The diary also talks about how she changed as a person during the two years of hiding. Anne Frank was only fifteen when she died in a concentration camp in Germany.