Friday, 21 January, 2022

Topic: poetry

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.

On World Poetry Day, a look at India’s verses of resistance

The recent protests in India have brought to the fore poetry's relationship with the State.

AK Ramanujan — writer who was averse to conventions & called out ‘material-minded’ Indians

Born on 16 March 1929, AK Ramanujan was a poet, scholar, translator & playwright who introduced a brilliant insight into the Indian ways of thinking with a seminal 1989 essay.

On Camera


How Facebook and Amazon rely on an invisible workforce

The market for on-demand, digital tasks is estimated by the World Bank to be worth $25 billion, with Meta Platforms, Amazon, YouTube as some of the biggest buyers.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.


Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.