It was in 2001 when few of the elicitors founded BAAK, the organization for eloquence. The aim was to nurture, learn and teach art of expression through vocal presentation. In Bengali, we call it Bachik Shilpo. In English, we call it art of eloquence. The organization today has grown to a tree with members having expertise in recitation. anchoring, presentation, play on stage and combine those with art, music and drama. Ratna Mitra, the veteran personality in this profession, is the founder of the organization and Amit Ray along with others assist her to cherish the vision of the organization. More than hundreds of members today perform in India and abroad to enchant the audience in different fields.

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Ratna Mitra

Smt. Ratna Mitra, an educationalist, noted artist, writer, script writer, program designer and television celebrity, known for her subtle style of diction and enunciation, which made her one of Bengal's most sought after vocal performer in the electronic media. The theme of this innovative and engrossing presentation of Atpoure Rabindranath has been created by Ratna. ..more

Amit Roy

Sri Amit Roy is a printing technologist and started his career in the advertisement world as a voice over art up script writer, music composer for jingles. He is one of the five producers, who were entrusted with producing a commissioned program Bibartaner Pothe Manush, for the first time in the history of Akashvani (All India Radio). ..more

Rabindranath once wrote in one of his poems! I am not what you think by reading my Poetries. Perhaps what he meant was that a poet need not be a mock-up of his creations and might very well have another side of a persona, quite different from the extolled image of his creations. Any ordinary mortal would be intimidated and awed by the sheer class, eminence and enormity of Rabindranath's creations : poetry, short stories, novels, dramas, essays, lyrics, music, paintings and the list goes on and on. After taking, even a casual glance at his seemingly endless and versatile creations, one may be inclined to build in one's mind, an image of a sage, a prophet of a guru, clad in an impeccably immaculate flowing robe. But the question is, does this image give us a complete picture of his extra-ordinary life? What Kind of a person he was really, in his everyday life? Could it be also as common place as that of a ordinary father, husband or a dear friend? How did the members of his family, relatives, friends and acquaintances look at him? Were their views about the towering personality as he was , any different from what we perceive in light of his profound creations?

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ছেলে বাড়ি ফেরার পর সব কান্ড শুনে ভুবনেশ্বরী বিলেকে বুকে জড়িয়ে আদর করতে করতে বললেন, ' এই তো মানুষের মতো কাজ। অন্যের বিপদে সবসময় এরকম পাশে থাকার চেষ্টা করিস বাবা।

মহর্ষি দেবেন্দ্রনাথ এর মতো ধার্মিক ধ্যাননিবিষ্ট মানুষকে সে সরাসরি প্রশ্ন করেছে, 'আপনি স্বয়ং ঈশ্বর দর্শন করেছেন?' মহর্ষীর কাছ থেকে স্পষ্ট কোন উত্তর মেলেনি।

ধীরে ধীরে প্রকৃত হলেন নরেন। কিন্তু মনের মধ্যে কি যেন এক ঘোর লাগল এটা কি হতো তার জীবনে! এই মানুষটি কি খুব ভালো হিপনোটিজম বা মেসেমেরিজম জানেন?...

'মেয়েদের শিক্ষা দিয়ে ছেড়ে দাও মেয়েদের সমস্যার সমাধান করবার তোমারা কে? খবরদার। হাত সরিয়ে নাও। মেয়েদের সমস্যার সমাধান মেয়েরা নিজেরাই করবে '

'দক্ষিণেশ্বরের বটবৃক্ষমূলে শ্রীরামকৃষ্ণদেবের সঙ্গে সেই যে আমরা দীর্ঘ রাত্রি জেগে কাটাতাম, তারই স্মৃতি আবার মনে জাগছে আমি এখন সেই আগেকার বালক বই আর কেউ নই...'

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Tagore's Chronological Biography