People  /  Published 03.06.20

Couture jeweller Raj Mahtani on his book of poems

More than three decades after being a couture jeweller, Raj Mahtani’s heart is looking for a slice of the old-new. He is rekindling his old passions to connect in a newer avatar. And his first attem...
By Saionee Chakraborty in

North East  /  Published 23.04.20

Teacher faces FIRs over slur

Multiple FIRs have been filed against a college teacher in Assam for allegedly trying to defame Sahitya Akademi Award winning writer and former Asam Sahitya Sabha president Syed Abdul Malik by uploadi...
By Neelim Akash Kashyap in Nalbari

Books  /  Published 07.03.20

The Stanzapelters

By Anasuya Basu in

India  /  Published 04.03.20

A poem leads to a pleasant discovery

Before you leave for Pakistan,Keep in store a fistful of earthScooped up from the heart of Rajghat Where non-violence reposesFrom beneath the scented rootsOf the rose plant thatDiscovered IndiaFrom th...
By in Calcutta

India  /  Published 27.02.20

CAA puts Waters and Aziz on same page

Pink Floyd co-founder and guitarist Roger Waters this week publicly recited an English translation of a poem written by “a young poet and activist in Delhi involved in the fight against Modi and his...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Books  /  Published 30.01.20

Do not end up simply having visited this world

It has been a year since Mary Oliver passed away, which is the sort of occasion that would lead one straight to her poetry for an opportunity to reflect. And one of the things about the American poet ...
By Nayantara Mazumder in

India  /  Published 04.01.20

In Kashmir’s long lament, poems

Kashmir’s poets haven’t been completely silenced by the siege. While sharing the sense of hurt and humiliation felt by Kashmiris after the unilateral abrogation of Article 370 and the subsequent l...
By Majid Maqbool in Srinagar

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

India  /  Published 15.09.19

Place with no news even about ourselves

The past five weeks have successfully insulated us from the outside world as well as from each other even in the immediate neighbourhoods. Through some divine providence, it dawned on me that the only...
By Murtaza Shibli in Anantnag

India  /  Published 14.09.19

Opposing NRC with poetry

Shake your chains to earth like dewWhich in sleep had fallen on youYe are many — they are fewThe Masque of Anarchy composed by P.B. Shelley in 1819 was in protest against the Peterloo Massacre in En...
By Gaurav Das in


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