People  /  Published 28.04.22

Calcutta, Kolkata and Kalkatta are not the same city: Author Supriya Newar

When My Kolkata caught up with Supriya Newar on a windy evening, the author was tucked into a comfy reading chair, surrounded by books and cassettes, with Lata Mangeshkar playing in the background. Sh...
By Vedant Karia

News  /  Published 27.04.22

School students floor US Consul General with performative poetry at Oxford Bookstore

Twenty-five students from five city schools gathered at Oxford Bookstore on Park Street on April 27 to write and perform poetry, as part of an event organised by the US Consulate in Kolkata to celebra...
By Subhadrika Sen

Books  /  Published 13.04.22

Nandana Dev Sen: poetry, a genetic compulsion

What makes Nandana Sen tick? She has straddled different worlds: from being a publisher she made an extraordinary leap and became a movie star and filmmaker. She’s has written children’s b...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

People  /  Published 13.04.22

The entire city of Kolkata inspires me, it’s inspiring for all kinds of artists: Srijato

Poetry is everywhere today. From the traditional medium of books to the Instagram stories to the cafes frequented by performance poets, poetry has never enjoyed greater access. But a profusion does no...
By Priyam Marik

People  /  Published 12.04.22

On #NaPoWriMo, Tollywood and Bollywood stars with a penchant for poetry

National Poetry Writing Month, celebrated every April, is an annual writing project in which all participating poets aim to write a poem on every day of the month. It was started by poet Maureen Thoms...
By Vedant Karia


Lifestyle  /  Published 07.04.22

A lookback at the songs and poems in Rituparno Ghosh’s films

Rituparno Ghosh’s works are not just films, they are experiences that make you aware, make you dive deep and face questions that unsettle you, but also give you peace. They are emotional, person...
By Pooja Mitra

News  /  Published 23.03.22

Javed Akhtar traces history of Urdu

The language of social justice has been reduced to a language of terrorists by some, Javed Akhtar, poet, lyricist, screenwriter and political activist, lamented on Tuesday. “A few years ago, I ...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

People  /  Published 08.03.22

Nabaneeta Dev Sen: She thought she could do absolutely anything at all

Nabaneeta Dev Sen (1938 – 2019) remains one of the most beloved, versatile and prolific Bengali writers of all time. She published her first book of poems at the age of 21, and grew to be i...
By My Kolkata Web Desk

World  /  Published 03.03.22

Ukrainian soldier recites poem

Zhenya Perepelitsa, a Ukrainian soldier with the civilian territorial defence forces, wearing military fatigue and standing in an open field covered in snow, looked into the camera and recited a verse...
By New York Times News Service

People  /  Published 18.02.22

What Faiz Ahmed Faiz means to me

Faiz Ahmed Faiz would have been 111 on February 13. When it comes to the world of Urdu kalaam, it does not matter whether poet Faiz was ‘the other’ (Pakistani); someone at Jashn e Rekhta ...
By Mudar Patherya


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