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Kamlesh Biswas’ mushairas are getting people interested in Urdu poetry

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

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

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

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

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

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?


Kerala to host global poetry fest with racism as theme     

The 11th edition of Kritya International Poetry Festival, whose theme is 'Poetry against Xenophobia and Racism' will be held in the Kerala capital beginning from November 9 and will continue for three days.

Music of a People

Lawyer-turned-artist Askari Naqvi brings elegiac poetry to the centre with Soz Khwani, a traditional art form of Shia Muslims

Meet the poet weaver who thinks big with his small loom

He weaves not just silk but words too. Like Kabir, he does poetry when he weaves and finds inspiration for his words from the weave and waft.

In between the lines

He believes that poetry is the evidence of life,an armour of the soul,also its disrobe.

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

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