Shikwa or reproach is the title of a powerful poem by Muddasir Ramzan, a PhD student in the Department of English, Aligarh Muslim University. In it the narrator laments the breakup between him and Kashmir, his home, and wonders why it turned against him.
In an exclusive interview with Outlook, eminent poet, lyricist and screen writer Javed Akhtar, talks about art as an instrument of change, the digitalisation of shayari and the lessons which he and his wife Shabana Azmi, learnt during the pandemic.
The Earth Anthem has been put to music by renowned artist Dr L Subramaniam and sung by veteran singer Kavita Krishnamurti.
He is known as among those who freed their works from the influences of Rabindranath Tagore and Jibanananda Das and was socially and politically conscious poet till his final days.
Shankha Ghosh, who suffered from several comorbidities, was hospitalised a few months ago due to the deterioration of his health condition.
Khalil Dhantejvi had written many poems, ghazals and was a much sought-after personality at mushairas.
Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa condoled the passing away of Bhatta and said Kannada literary world has lost one of its stars.
That's the question the author had when she tried to publish poems written by her domestic help
Hussain was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilan award, in 2007 for his contribution to Urdu literature. But he returned it later.
Veteran Urdu poet Rahat Indori speaks to Salik Ahmad on the incident where stones were pelted at health workers in Indore, the controversy around Tablighi Jamat gathering, and other things.
Alongside the poem, Priyanka Gandhi posted a black and white of her younger self playing with Indira Gandhi.
At a time when Nature seems most threatened, poets and dancers find it imperative to remind us of its beauty and ultimate fragility.
Mumbai-based Film Heritage Foundation, a not-for-profit NGO, found a bunch of priceless handwritten letters, diaries, nazm, and black and white photographs of legendary Urdu poet-lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi, at a scrap shop in Juhu.
Senior journalist Pranabjit Doloi filed a complaint last Thursday against 10 poets of the genre, accusing them of labelling Assamese as xenophobic in their poems.
Hours after the Indian Air Force carried out the Air Strikes across LoC, the Army on Tuesday tweeted a Hindi poem which says that "if you are docile and polite before the enemy, he may consider you as a coward, the way Kauravas treated Pandavas".
After going through the traumatic experience, he proceeded to write "Khooni Vaisakhi", a long poem that narrates the political events in the run-up to the massacre and its immediate aftermath.
Many artists from Afghanistan having fled the country seek refuge in India.
Hailing from a village in eastern Uttar Pradesh, Kedarnath Singh was one of the most celebrated Hindi poets.
Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party President Om Prakash Rajbhar meets Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav, in Lucknow.PTI Photo
LJP (Ram Vilas) leader Chirag Paswan with party leaders, travels via a boat during the by-election campaign for Kusheshwar assembly constituency, in Darbhanga.PTI Photo
Idol of Goddess Lakshmi being worshipped at the residence of a Hindu devotee, in Kolkata.PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra
Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale addresses a press conference in Bhopal.PTI Photo
Indian Army jawan rescues a child and villagers stranded in flood-water in Tanakpur, Uttarakhand.PTI Photo
The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.
The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.
Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.
Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader
With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.
It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.
One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates