Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: poetry

When will Gulzar retire? The poet, Bollywood lyricist gave an answer during his America tour

In a rare series of events, audiences in US and Canada got to see Gulzar discuss his films and music in his signature white kurta and characteristic simplicity.

‘Give me your hand’: How poetry is helping science reach a more diverse audience

Many non-scientists can often miss out on scientific research. Poetry is re-framing it in a language that is more accessible

Bhanu Kapil becomes 1st Indian-origin poet to win T.S. Eliot Prize for her ‘radical’ anthology

Bhanu Kapil was born in 1968 in London. She has written six books of poetry/prose so far and was also awarded the Windham Campbell Prize for Poetry in 2020.

Calcutta changed Ghalib forever — from humiliation and grammar errors to his pension plea

In ‘Ghalib’, Mehr Afshan Farooqi writes that the Calcutta chapter in Ghalib’s life planted the seeds for his prolonged clashes with critics.

‘There is need to idiot-proof everything’ — Gulzar says climate of fear looms over art today

At ThePrint’s Off The Cuff, Gulzar talks about his new book 'A Poem a Day', a compilation of 365 poems by by 279 poets in 34 languages from India.

How young poets from Kashmir are creating a parallel poets’ society with online mushairas

25-year-old Zeeshan Jaipuri, along with his team, has been curating a website called 'The Kashmir Tales' to give a platform to young and upcoming poets from the Valley.

Rabindranath Tagore was also Bhanusingha, inspired by a ‘Vaishnav saint’ and a British poet

‘Bhanusingher Padabali’, verses in Brajabuli that Rabindranath Tagore started to write as a teen, went on to become a complete genre of songs.

Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, the ‘Rashtrakavi’ whose words spoke to every Indian

Ramdhari Singh Dinkar's words evoked a variety of sentiments in people’s hearts. Whether it was the Veer ras or Shringaar ras, the poet had mastered them all.

‘Dhoop aane do’, don’t lose hope & feed the strays: Gulzar’s lockdown message in poetry, prose

Stay hopeful, and practise social distancing, says Gulzar in his new poem. Read the translation of the poem by Rakhshanda Jalil.

Verses in the time of virus: Poetry Live unites 71 quarantined poets on Instagram

Indian Novels Collective and Mumbai bookstore Kitab Khana brought together renowned and new-generation poets together on Instagram via daily lockdown poetry sessions.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.