95 Famous Quotes By Rabindranath Tagore That Will Implore You To Look Within Yourselves.
An eminent Indian writer was once attending a teacher's meeting. After the meeting he asked one of the teachers named Mr. Nepal to stay back as the others began to disperse.
Walking upto him in a somber tone he reprimanded him saying, "Nepal Babu, you have become forgetful these days. So I shall give 'dand'."
The teacher was confused and wondered what did he forget that required him to be punished (dand means punishment in Hindi) Mr. Nepal's brow creased even more when he saw the author taking a stick and he imagined the worst. When he expected the blow to be dealt any moment, the other person gently placed the stick in his hand saying, “You had forgotten this dand (dand also means stick in Hindi) at my place yesterday. So please take your stick." Mr. Nepal who was at his wits end all this while burst out laughing hearing this. Do you Know who this famous and humorous author? It is none other than Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore.
Tagore was friends with some of the renowned personalities of his time across the globe. Once during his visit to the United Kingdom, his friends W. B. Yeats and William Rothenstein organized a dinner in his honor. After the meals were served and everyone had eaten their fill, the party gathered together for a tete-a-tete. At this juncture Rothenstein asked Tagore to sing BandeMataram. To his horror, the writer forgot the words midway, but Yeats came to his rescue and began singing the Irish anthem. But he too faltered and the mantle was passed to Ernest Rhys who too floundered while singing the Welsh national anthem. Finally all eyes were trained on Rothenstein; even he forgot the words. As if summarizing the feelings of the company he blurted out, 'What a crew!' and they shared a hearty laugh.