India  /  Published 16.10.20

Malayalam poet Akkitham no more

Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri, who heralded modernism in Malayalam poetry, died at a private hospital here on Thursday. He was 94. A widower, the Mahakavi (great poet) leaves behind two sons and four...
By PTI in Thrissur

People  /  Published 04.10.20

Piece by piece

By Manasi Shah in

Arts  /  Published 25.07.20

For freedom and intimate bonds

A recent online morning-to-night mixed art festival titled @artalonetogether, curated jointly by Artsforward and Smoke Inc, featured a bunch of performances for the audience to experience from th...
By Kathakali Jana in

Arts  /  Published 20.07.20

EPR's new album: Protest Poetry

Sure, you’ve heard Santhanam Srinivasan Iyer aka EPR’s voice on audio streaming platforms with his band Underground Authority or ADIACOT. But on June 12 a new milestone was achieved. The 3...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya in

Opinion  /  Published 22.05.19

A Tagore brother that time forgot

The poet’s fortnight, or kabi paksha, marking Rabindranath Tagore’s birthday on May 7 in 1861, is still celebrated with an outpouring of song, dance, recitation and plays. Perhaps not all the sing...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

Opinion  /  Published 04.11.19

'Savitri' and the poetry of politics

What is an epic is an important theme for debate. Can poetry help us understand the world? More specifically, can epic poetry provide a framework on which to base our view of historical events? The In...
By A. Raghuramaraju in

Jharkhand  /  Published 16.06.19

Tribal poet bags Sahitya for beastly tale with a twist

Anuj Lugun, a young tribal poet from Jharkhand, has won the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar for his long poem in Hindi, Bagh aur Sugna Munda ki Beti. As part of the award, announced on Friday, 31-year-o...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Books  /  Published 07.03.20

The Stanzapelters

By Anasuya Basu in

Opinion  /  Published 11.08.19

Hong Kong's paradox and Bei Dao's poetry

Bei Dao turned seventy on the second of this month. Did the Chinese-American poet in Hong Kong and his friends celebrate the event? Could he — or they — have done so? Would this poet of quiet refl...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi in

Books  /  Published 27.04.19

Tishani Doshi on her literary journey

There is a lilting quality to your prose, reminiscent of poetry, especially when you draw upon metaphors. Is that conscious or is that the unconscious poet in you?I like language and I’m interested ...
By Shrestha Saha in


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