AfsanaBadosh ep 4: Listen to Manto's 'Mera Naam Radha Hai' | Presented by Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam
AfsanaBadosh, presented by Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam, celebrates the spirit of storytelling through narrations of the greatest Hindi and Urdu stories. This is Episode 4 — Saadat Hasan Manto's 'Mera Naam Radha Hai', as performed by KC Shankar.
Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam present AfsanaBadosh: Listen to stories by masters of Hindi, Urdu fiction
AfsanaBadosh episodes 1-3 feature the works of Premchand, Rajinder Singh Bedi and Mannu Bhandari.
AfsanaBadosh, presented by Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam, celebrates the spirit of storytelling through narrations of the greatest Hindi and Urdu stories. This is Episode 3 — Mannu Bhandari's 'Alagaav', as performed by Shashwita Sharma.
AfsanaBadosh ep 2: Listen to Premchand's 'Sawa Ser Gehun' | Presented by Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam
AfsanaBadosh, presented by Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam, celebrates the spirit of storytelling through narrations of the greatest Hindi and Urdu stories. This is Episode 2 — Premchand's 'Sawa Ser Gehun', as performed by Vicky Ahuja.
Bhulbhulaiya aur Anya Kahaniyan, Sara Rai's lyrical anthology, fortifies the many possibilities inherent in our surroundings
Many of the characters in Bhulbhulaiya aur Anya Kahaniyan grapple with a homebound existence, isolation, insomnia, anxiety—and even a deadly disease.
National Film Archive of India director Prakash Magdum defends loss of Doordarshan footage, and other controversies
National Film Archive of India, Pune has recently been under the fire for the loss and damage of the footage of classics.
Reiterating his policy of 'no bouquet, just a book', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the nation to inculcate a habit of reading books regularly. Recalling an incident wherein he was gifted a book containing popular short stories by Premchand, the Prime Minister said the situations were relatable to incidents prevailing in the present day. He went on to mention the Akshara Library in Kerala and said, 'this library is a beacon guiding tribal children on a new path'.
Growing up with Premchand: Finding reflections of the Hindi novelist's writing in India's towns, culture
A well-known photograph of Premchand where he can be seen wearing torn shoes speaks volumes about his simplicity — a trait he shares with many of the characters he created
Listen to a reading of Munshi Premchand's Godaan, which tells a story of the pains of being a peasant, the politics of money lending and the desperate longing for a cow
Ahlawat Gunjan, the design head of Penguin Random House India, says that creating a cover is like providing a visual personality to someone’s years of work | #FirstCulture
Quiet and understated, Premchand's language shakes you out of complacency just when you start getting comfortable
Sadgati: Based on Premchand’s story, Satyajit Ray took a scathing look at the tragic lives of untouchables
The story of Sadgati was written almost one hundred years ago. The film itself was made 40 years ago. But even today, the evil shadow of untouchability and caste crimes hover over us.
Google has decided to mark the 136th birth anniversary of famous Hindi short story writer Munshi Premchand via a Google Doodle.
Can the Gujarat chief minister and the BJP’s prime-ministerial nominee Narendra Modi become a Jumman Sheikh? But who is this Jumman Sheikh? And, how important is he to be equated with Modi, who is seen as the next PM by a large number of voters on one hand, and as a "CM with blood-stained hands" by his opponents on the other?