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Hindi poet-journalist Vishnu Khare, who translated works of TS Eliot and Goethe, passes away at 78 in Delhi
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Hindi poet-journalist Vishnu Khare, who translated works of TS Eliot and Goethe, passes away at 78 in Delhi

Vishnu Khare was part of the Hindi Academy and a recipient of the Order of the White Rose of Finland for his translation of Kalevala, the national epic of Finland.

The Painter of Light: Manish Pushkale's canvasses are the focus of a new exhibition in Delhi
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The Painter of Light: Manish Pushkale's canvasses are the focus of a new exhibition in Delhi

A new exhibition of Manish Pushkale's work, titled The Painter of Light, is being held at the Akar Prakar Art Advisory in Delhi from 31 January to 25 February, 2017.

Rajinder Sachar, Ashok Vajpeyi slam Rajnath Singh's 'secularism most misused word' remark
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Rajinder Sachar, Ashok Vajpeyi slam Rajnath Singh's 'secularism most misused word' remark

Former Delhi High Court Chief Justice Rajinder Sachar on Thursday termed as "nonsensical" Home Minister Rajnath Singh's remarks that "secularism" was the "most misused" word and it be translated as "panth nirpeksh" in Hindi, even as he expressed surprise that BJP leaders still have not learnt lessons from their drubbing in Bihar polls.

From Nayantara Sahgal to Rajesh Joshi: Here's a list of noted authors who returned Sahitya Akademi awards
India

From Nayantara Sahgal to Rajesh Joshi: Here's a list of noted authors who returned Sahitya Akademi awards

Here are the list of writers who have returned their Sahitya Akademi Award over the last week in protest.

Nayantara Sahgal may be guilty of selective outrage, but that doesn't mean she is wrong
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Nayantara Sahgal may be guilty of selective outrage, but that doesn't mean she is wrong

Nayantara who? For many Indians today, the youth demographic that Narendra Modi talks about all the time, the name Nayantara Sahgal will not ring a bell.

Sahitya Akademi is not a govt organisation: Chairperson responds to Sahgal, Vajpeyi
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Sahitya Akademi is not a govt organisation: Chairperson responds to Sahgal, Vajpeyi

Following announcements by writer Nayantara Sehgal and poet Ashok Vajpeyi to return their Sahitya Akademi awards, the literary body's president said authors should "adopt a different way to protest" and not politicise the autonomous body.