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Noted Gujarati poet Khalil Dhantejvi passes away

April 04, 2021 7:54 pm

Dhantejvi had also worked as a journalist for significant time, while also directing and writing some films.

Acclaimed Polish poet Adam Zagajewski dies at the age 75

March 23, 2021 10:10 am

Zagajewski was a leading figure in Poland's New Wave, or Generation '68, literary movement of the late 1960s that called for a simple language to relate directly to reality.

Amanda Gorman says security guard confronted her, saying she looked ‘suspicious’

March 06, 2021 6:54 pm

At Biden’s inauguration, Amanda Gorman drew widespread acclaim when she recited, in a voice filled with clarity and emotion, “The Hill We Climb” in front of the sunlit Capitol, just days after a violent mob of Trump supporters had laid siege to the building as Congress met to certify the results of the presidential election.

Malayalam poet Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri passes away

February 25, 2021 3:22 pm

Namboothiri, 81, one of the widely acclaimed poets of contemporary Malayalam literature, was awarded the Padma Shri in 2014.

Marathi poet Yashwant Manohar refuses literary award over 'Saraswati puja'

January 16, 2021 11:50 am

"I could not accept the award by negating my values, so I politely declined it," the veteran poet said

Remembering Gopaldas Neeraj: The man who immortalised common man's plight

January 04, 2021 5:41 pm

Neeraj’s song in films added to his popularity. But he continued with his style even while writing songs for films

Renowned Malayalam poet-activist Sugathakumari dies of covid-19 complications; tributes flow

December 23, 2020 2:24 pm

The poet was a significant voice in Malayalam literature and wrote extensively on nature and human beings alike, her empathy acting as a binder for both

Bengali poet Alokeranjan Dasgupta passes away; Mamata Banerjee expresses grief

November 18, 2020 8:04 pm

Born on October 6, 1933, in Kolkata, he studied at Visva-Bharati in Shantiniketan, and then at St Xavier's College. He obtained a PhD for his studies on lyrics in Indian poetry from the University of Calcutta

I am very hopeful about the future: Kashmiri writer Shabir Ahmad Mir

August 20, 2020 10:20 am

Kashmiri writer Shabir Ahmad Mir's debut fiction deals with the complexities of the political conflict in the region

Rahat Indori passes away; revisit some of his best ghazals

August 12, 2020 9:27 am

The poet's words weaved magic, and early last year his line 'Kisi ke baap ka Hindustan thodi hai', taken from ghazal ‘Agar khilaaf hain hone do' became the clarion call of the anti-CAA protests which erupted across the country


Shankha Ghosh: A pictorial tribute to noted Bengali poet

April 21, 2021 3:51 pm

He is survived by his daughters Semanti and Srabanti, and wife Pratima

Remembering Omar Khayyam: 10 Rubaiyat by the poet on his birth anniversary

May 18, 2019 1:17 pm

Omar Khayyam Quotes, Poems, Books: Omar Khayyam wrote more than a thousand ‘Rubaiyat’ or verses and a part of his work was later translated by Edward Fitzgerald which became popular in the West centuries after his death. We take a look at some of his Rubaiyat on the occasion of his 971th birthday.


Film fraternity condoles Nida Fazli's death

February 08, 2016 2:39 pm

Mumbai, Feb 08 (ANI): 76-year-old Urdu poet Nida Fazli took his last breath in Mumbai on Monday due to heart failure. Bollywood fraternity present outside the poet's house condoled the poet's death. Bollywood actor, Raza Murad, said that people like him are rarely born. He further said that the poet will be missed.