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.
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The festival of Maskel is celebrated across Ethiopia to commemorate the unearthing of the True Holy Cross of Christ. Celebrations begin with the building of the Damera bonfire in Maskel Square in Addis Ababa ‚Äì a...Photo by AP/PTI
Members of the United Kisan Morcha block the railway tracks during their Bharat Bandh strike, at Sonipat railway station.PTI Photo
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