Thursday, Oct 21, 2021


Of Separation And Loss: Verses By Muddasir Ramzan

Oct 14, 2021 Muddasir Ramzan

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.

Javed Akhtar: I Am Fortunate To Be Born In An Overtly Secular Family

Aug 20, 2021 Lachmi Deb Roy

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.

Over 100 Artists From Across The World To Read ‘Earth Anthem’ On Earth Day

The Earth Anthem has been put to music by renowned artist Dr L Subramaniam and sung by veteran singer Kavita Krishnamurti.

Legendary Bengali Poet Shankha Ghosh Dies Of Covid-19

Apr 21, 2021 Outlook Correspondent

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, Noted Bangla Poet, Dies After Testing Covid Positive

Shankha Ghosh, who suffered from several comorbidities, was hospitalised a few months ago due to the deterioration of his health condition.

04 April, 2021

Gujarati Poet Khalil Dhantejvi Passes Away At 82, PM Pays Condolences

Outlook Web Bureau

Khalil Dhantejvi had written many poems, ghazals and was a much sought-after personality at mushairas.

06 March, 2021

Noted Kannada Poet N S Lakshminarayana Bhatta Passes Away At 84

Outlook Web Bureau

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa condoled the passing away of Bhatta and said Kannada literary world has lost one of its stars.

12 January, 2021

If You Are Poor, Should You Write Poetry?

Anjana Basu

That's the question the author had when she tried to publish poems written by her domestic help

28 May, 2020

Noted Urdu Writer And Satirist Mujtaba Hussain Passes Away


Hussain was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilan award, in 2007 for his contribution to Urdu literature. But he returned it later.

04 April, 2020

'I Hang My Head In Shame': Poet Rahat Indori On Attack On Health Workers In Indore

Salik Ahmad

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.

19 November, 2019

Priyanka, Rahul Gandhi Pay Tributes To Indira Gandhi On Her 102nd Birth Aniversary

Outlook Web Bureau

Alongside the poem, Priyanka Gandhi posted a black and white of her younger self playing with Indira Gandhi.


18 November, 2019

A Homage To Earth And Andal’s Poetry

Sathya Saran

At a time when Nature seems most threatened, poets and dancers find it imperative to remind us of its beauty and ultimate fragility.

09 September, 2019

Priceless Notes, Poems, Photos Of Sahir Ludhianvi Found At Mumbai Scrap Shop


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.

14 July, 2019

'Miya' Poet Expresses Regret If His Writing Hurt Assamese Sentiments

Outlook Web Bureau

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.

26 February, 2019

Indian Army Tweets Poem On Being Powerful After IAF Air Strikes Across LoC

Outlook Web Bureau

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".

14 February, 2019

Banned By British In 1920, Punjabi Writer's Poem On Jallianwala Bagh Is Being Released In English

Outlook Web Bureau

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.

03 January, 2019

Afghan Artists Tryst With Art In India

Hanan Zaffar

Many artists from Afghanistan having fled the country seek refuge in India.


20 March, 2018

Eminent Hindi Poet Kedarnath Singh Dies Aged 84

Outlook Web Bureau

Hailing from a village in eastern Uttar Pradesh, Kedarnath Singh was one of the most celebrated Hindi poets.

Photo Gallery

Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party President Om Prakash Rajbhar meets Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav, in Lucknow.

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LJP (Ram Vilas) leader Chirag Paswan with party leaders, travels via a boat during the by-election campaign for Kusheshwar assembly constituency, in Darbhanga.

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Idol of Goddess Lakshmi being worshipped at the residence of a Hindu devotee, in Kolkata.

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Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale addresses a press conference in Bhopal.

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Indian Army jawan rescues a child and villagers stranded in flood-water in Tanakpur, Uttarakhand.

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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

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 Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

Vikas Pathak
The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together


Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

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.

Naseer Ganai
Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s


Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

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

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

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.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu