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Monday, January 27, 2020



'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.

How I found my tribe in mehfils of Hindustani poetry

September 14, 2019 10:32 am

Literary mehfils have seen an upsurge at every level, thanks to the reintroduction of poetry and literature to the younger generation by YouTube poetry videos.

Portrait of a Verse

August 18, 2019 12:30 am

Artist Tarsem Singh is putting Punjab’s poets and songwriters in the spotlight through poetry, films, and sketches.

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful! Poetry inspired by the moon

July 14, 2019 6:40 am

Myth, metaphor or metonym? How do poets listen to their eternal muse? What do they see in it?

As slam poetry finds favour among millennials, someone reminds us of Kabir’s verse

September 22, 2018 6:19 pm

Is slam poetry really a new form of poetry or did it always exist in the form of Kavi Sammelan, Mushaira, and even Kabir's verses in India?


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.