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Shabana Azmi on father Kaifi Azmi's 103rd birth anniversary: 'I remember him with celebration, not sorrow'
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Shabana Azmi on father Kaifi Azmi's 103rd birth anniversary: 'I remember him with celebration, not sorrow'

“When Abba passed away, I realised nothing prepares you for the loss of a Nothing! I was completely devastated. But now, years later, I feel his spirit envelopes me like the air I breathe," says Shabana Azmi.

NHRC issues notice to Maharashtra govt over Varavara Rao's health, tells state to bear expenses for treatment
India

NHRC issues notice to Maharashtra govt over Varavara Rao's health, tells state to bear expenses for treatment

The NHRC on Friday directed the Maharashtra state chief secretary and D-G of prisons to submit a report about Varavara Rao’s health condition within two weeks

Uber temporarily suspends account of Mumbai driver who took Jaipur poet to cops; BJP MLA felicitates cabbie with 'Alert Citizenship Award'
India

Uber temporarily suspends account of Mumbai driver who took Jaipur poet to cops; BJP MLA felicitates cabbie with 'Alert Citizenship Award'

The Uber driver who took 23-year-old poet, Bappadittya Sarkar, to a Mumbai police station after he overheard the poet's phone conservation about anti-CAA protest was suspended for 72-hours, reports Mumbai Mirror

Mumbai Uber driver takes passenger to police station after overhearing conversation on CAA protests; taxi aggregator terms incident as 'concerning'
India

Mumbai Uber driver takes passenger to police station after overhearing conversation on CAA protests; taxi aggregator terms incident as 'concerning'

Uber came under the scanner on Thursday after an Uber driver on overhearing a phone conversation of a passenger, called the cops to 'turn in' and denounce the passenger as a 'communist'.

Persian mathematician Omar Khayyam’s 971st birthday celebrated in Google Doodle
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Persian mathematician Omar Khayyam’s 971st birthday celebrated in Google Doodle

Khayyam has some important contributions in the field of mathematics, literature, and astronomy.

In Maharashtra's Shirgaon village, a 'farmer poet' defies stereotypes, seeks freedom through her words
India

In Maharashtra's Shirgaon village, a 'farmer poet' defies stereotypes, seeks freedom through her words

Suvarna Maskar's first poem was published within a few months in 2008 in a Marathi daily Pudhari.

Two Full Moons review: Vinita Agrawal's intimate new book is a nourishing mix of imagistic, surreal poems
Life

Two Full Moons review: Vinita Agrawal's intimate new book is a nourishing mix of imagistic, surreal poems

Vinita Agrawal’s fourth book of poems, Two Full Moons is a constellation of moments that are hauntingly visceral one second and deeply intimate in the very next.

In Maharashtra's Malgaon village, a retired school peon battles casteism with his poetry
India

In Maharashtra's Malgaon village, a retired school peon battles casteism with his poetry

The 63-year-old retired peon from Malgaon village in Satara district of Maharashtra completed his 47th poem in the first half of this year.

Padma Bhushan awardee lyricist and poet Gopal Das 'Neeraj', passes away aged 93
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Padma Bhushan awardee lyricist and poet Gopal Das 'Neeraj', passes away aged 93

Neeraj won three back to back Filmfare awards in the 70s for his compositions in Chanda Aur Bijli, Pehchaan and Mera Naam Joker

International Women's Day: Nadir Godrej's ode to women who balance work and home
Business

International Women's Day: Nadir Godrej's ode to women who balance work and home

It is important to honour and respect women but organisations must go beyond that

My Sunset Marriage review: Hoshang Merchant's collected poems make for enjoyable reading
Life

My Sunset Marriage review: Hoshang Merchant's collected poems make for enjoyable reading

Hoshang Merchant is known commonly as India’s “first openly gay poet”, a serviceable label that's also served him criticism

Assassinated by Pinochet? As mystery lingers, Chile reburies Nobel-winning Pablo Neruda
World

Assassinated by Pinochet? As mystery lingers, Chile reburies Nobel-winning Pablo Neruda

Chile reburied Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda's remains on Tuesday after exhuming them to determine whether he was assassinated by late dictator Augusto Pinochet's regime - a mystery that still lingers.

Urdu poet Rahat Indori denied US visa; officials unconvinced he will return
India

Urdu poet Rahat Indori denied US visa; officials unconvinced he will return

The poet said the officials handed him a paper which said he failed to convince them that he will return to India after the event.

Nida, the echo of our times, was a poet who rose above all narrow sectarianism
Life

Nida, the echo of our times, was a poet who rose above all narrow sectarianism

'Nida' the word meant the call, the voice. That voice of reason was silenced today as the poet was snatched away by death from millions of his fans.

Gulzar laments the absence of Tagore's works in school textbooks
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Gulzar laments the absence of Tagore's works in school textbooks

Reading Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's works was a "turning point" in his writings, acclaimed lyricist Gulzar says

Tagore's wife Mrinalini Devi to be portrayed in a Bengali tv series
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Tagore's wife Mrinalini Devi to be portrayed in a Bengali tv series

With a month to go for Rabindranath Tagore's birthday, a TV serial on the life of Mrinalini Devi, his wife, and other women who played a role in the poet's life, is in the making

Lyricist, poet Gulzar to be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award
India

Lyricist, poet Gulzar to be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award

He is the 45th winner of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.The award is conferred by the Indian government for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema.

Bollywood congratulates Gulzar for Phalke honour
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Bollywood congratulates Gulzar for Phalke honour

Bollywood's congratulatory messages come in as soon as it was confirmed that Gulzar would be honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke award.

Umrao Jaan poet Shahryar passes away
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Umrao Jaan poet Shahryar passes away

Khan, who also won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1987, was one of the most celebrated writers of Ghazals and Nazm in Urdu language.

Tagore's vision of Independent India, spiritual not political
Ideas

Tagore's vision of Independent India, spiritual not political

Who can deny that unbridled nationalism has been at the root of much of the destruction of the last century? As we celebrate our tryst with destiny, let's listen to Rabindranath Tagore, Independent India’s earliest cultural ambassador.