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Wednesday, December 02, 2020



New book documents pandemic through poetry

July 18, 2020 11:57 am

The poetic record of these rather strange times include contributions by Vijay Seshadri, Grace Cavalieri, Arundhati Subramaniam, George Szirtes, Chandrakant Patil, Anamika, Francis Combes, Rafael Soler, Jerry Pinto and Ashok Vajpayee.

Lana Del Rey to come out with debut poetry book

July 11, 2020 6:09 pm

The collection features more than 30 poems, including Never to Heaven, The Land of 1,000 Fires, Past the Bushes Cypress Thriving, LA Who Am I to Love You?, Tessa DiPietro, Happy, Paradise Is Very Fragile and Bare Feet on Linoleum

How a new audiovisual project is making audiences see poetry differently

July 08, 2020 1:47 pm

Artist Gaurav Ogale brings collaborators across entertainment and theatre for an ongoing series of poetry, book readings and spoken word

World Poetry Day: Ayushmann Khurrana's 'almirah' poem makes your day; Watch

March 21, 2020 11:07 am

Celebrating the spirit of the day, take a look at Ayushmann Khurrana's ineffable poetic words.

'Poetry, for me, is an archive of social relations'

January 19, 2020 8:02 am

Konkani poet Neelba Khandekar on the controversy over his Sahitya Akademi-winning volume of poetry.

Poetry and songs have become the soul of the nation-wide protests against the new citizenship law

January 12, 2020 2:30 pm

With the republic preparing to celebrate its 71st year, citizens of all ages, led by the young, are singing Faiz Ahmad Faiz’s Hum dekhenge, Habib Jalib’s Dastoor and Rahat Indori’s Kisi ke baap ka Hindustan thodi hai.

Urdu and the young poets

December 27, 2019 2:45 pm

It is not past that's on the young Urdu poets' minds; it's the future. They reflect on the state of the nation, talk of lighting candles amid darkness.

A publishing house that is translating Dalit writers' works into English

November 03, 2019 7:43 am

Translating is a specialised job, but Maitreya isn’t limited by the idea of setting high standards in translation. He rejects it as ‘extremely casteist’

Kamlesh Biswas’ mushairas are getting people interested in Urdu poetry

October 06, 2019 4:44 pm

For two years, Biswas has been organising mushairas — evenings of ghazals, nazams and Hindi poetry — in Pune.

Mamata’r Sithi: One of Assam’s most loved poems set to get reel rebirth

September 16, 2019 5:32 pm

From recitations in auditoriums of schools and colleges across Assam to a full-length feature film next year, the journey of Hem Barua's Mamata'r Sithi, one of Assam's most loved poems.


Poetry on lamps, Oh my god cabin: Hottest Diwali gifts this season

October 27, 2014 5:52 pm

If you are confused over what to gift relatives and friends on Diwali, or scan through some quirky gift options, check out this gallery.