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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

Apr 22, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

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

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

Apr 21, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

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


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

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

PTI

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

PTI

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.



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Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

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