Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicSahitya Akademi

Topic: Sahitya Akademi

The Bihar historian you won’t find in most Indian textbooks — Radhakrishna Choudhary

Choudhary is best known for being among the handful of historians who gave weight to the neglected folklore of Mithila in north-eastern Bihar.

Sahitya Akademi is a failed Nehruvian project. Now it has to survive in a ‘digital’ India

Sahitya Akademi doesn’t make news today except for the annual announcement of awards. And events like Assam's Kokrajhar Literary Festival are ready for competition.

Sumitranandan Pant, the beloved Hindi poet inspired by Lakshman and Napoleon

The first Hindi poet to be awarded the Jnanpith, he was a poet of nature, influenced by Karl Marx and Mahatma Gandhi.

Sahitya Akademi Award-winning novelist Kiran Nagarkar dies at 77

Known for works like 'Cuckold' and 'Bedtime Stories', the novelist and playwright is recognised as one of the most significant writers of post-colonial India.

Girish Karnad’s last work was an unfinished autobiography in English

Acted in classics Manthan and Malgudi Days, Sahitya Akademi awardee Girish Karnad revisited historical figure in plays such as Tughlaq and Yayati from Mahabharata.

Three charged with sedition in Assam for remarks on citizenship bill

Assam Police took suo moto cognisance of remarks made by a Sahitya Akademi awardee, a RTI activist, and journalist against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill at an event.

Sahitya Akademi to host India’s first transgender literary meet next week

To be held in Kolkata, the event is aimed at giving a platform to transgender writers and introducing them to a larger audience.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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