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‘Courtesans brought older aesthetic traditions to the new nation’

In her latest book, Dancing with the Nation: Courtesans in Bombay Cinema, author Ruth Vanita examines the role of real-life courtesans in shaping early Hindi cinema, their changing on-screen portrayal and unique status as independent women.

Dastango and the sea of stories

The Dastangoi tradition is the confluence of many cultures and civilisations


Mushaira Calling

Jashn-e-Bahar, a celebration of Urdu poetry, comes to the city

‘He was with us for Diwali... Would a staunch Muslim feel at home?’

Families, friends, teachers of Jaipur youths say IM ‘link’ unbelievable

Mushaira Magic

Invited for a mushaira during the Pune Festival,three Urdu poets discuss the fading art form and whether the language will survive the test of time

Spreading the Word

Urdu writers are increasingly transliterating their poetry in Hindi and English


A Smooth Flow

Ek hi ehsaas hai,kya ishq,kya ibaadat,” poet Amandeep Chatha gets the conversation flowing with one of her verses.

Rhymes of Reason

A mushaira comprising poets from world over came together to celebrate the richness of Urdu poetry.

A children’s magazine,newspaper,Urdu poetry – anything can land you in jail

SIMI has been banned for 11 years. But young Muslim men said to be its members

In Letter and Spirit

It was a colourful mehfil at Delhi Public School,Mathura Road,where patrons and connoisseurs of Urdu poetry had gathered for Mushaira Jashn-e-Bahar 2012 on Friday evening.