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Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Faiz Ahmad Faiz: The years that preceded Hum Dekhenge

A look at the life of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, on his 109th birth anniversary, as editor-in-chief of Pakistan Times and the poetry he wrote in prison.  
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Why hasn’t an Indian got a Nobel Prize for literature in 106 years since Tagore?

Austria’s Peter Handke was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature while the postponed 2018 award went to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk.
Olga Tokarczuk (R) with publisher and author Urvashi Butalia (L) from an event at the Oxford Book Store during the 2014 New Delhi World Book Fair

The Indian connection of Nobel winning Polish author Olga Tokarczuk

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk won the 2018 Nobel prize for literature. Her celebration? With wine and good Indian food.
Peter Handke and Olga Tokarczuk | Photo: NobelPrize | Twitter

Swedish academy announces Nobel Prize for Literature for 2018 and 2019

Poland's Olga Tokarczuk won the 2018 Nobel Prize while Austria’s Peter Handke won this year's Nobel for literature.
Rabindranath Tagore profile

Rabindranath Tagore — the poet who knew nationalism could not rise above humanity

Even 78 years after his death, Rabindranath Tagore remains much like a God for Bengalis. Several of the poet-playwright's works still need to be adequately explored.
Toni Morrison

Author Toni Morrison was the black voice that refused to be whitewashed in America

Toni Morrison, first black woman to win a literature Nobel, wrote fiercely and unapologetically about black women. She died Tuesday at the age of 88.
Image of Debendranath Tagore | brahmosamaj.net

Remembering Debendranath Tagore: Son of a Prince, father of Gurudev & founder of a religion

Debendranath Tagore founded took the principles championed by Raja Ram Mohan Roy and turned them into Brahmoism, an influential religion in Bengal
Kancha Ilaiah | KanchaIlaiah/Facebook

Delhi University should have the courage to read Kancha Ilaiah

Kancha Ilaiah’s writings are provocative, but that’s no reason for DU to drop him.
Subramania Bharathiyar | ThePrint.in

Subramania Bharati: The Mahakavi Modi invoked in his Independence Day speech

On his death anniversary, recalling the poet, social reformer and freedom fighter who altered history despite a short life.
V.S. Naipaul

V.S. Naipaul was like family. Even if you didn’t love him, he was part of your story

The Nobel Prize winner passed away Sunday at the age of 85.

On Camera

Vir Das incident proves rogue sneezing and coughing are the new guns during Covid-19

Comedian Vir Das’s Twitter post showing a neighbour threatening to sneeze on him points to a growing global trend of people using sneezes & coughs as threats.

Yogi vs Uddhav vs Piyush Goyal: Will politics over migrant workers hurt economic revival?

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray’s accusation that the Railways is not running enough trains to ferry migrant workers sparked a Twitter war with Railway minister Piyush Goyal.

Defence

Representational image of Chinese soldiers

India wants LAC status quo maintained, China demands India should stop construction activity

Local-level talks going on between Indian & Chinese sides have been described as 'ping-pong game' as there has been a lot of back and forth without any tangible outcome.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.