Poem

  • Beyonce writes a beautiful, touching poem for her little daughter Blue Ivy September 3, 2014

    If you were touched after watching Beyonce sniff audibly at the MTV VMAs as her daughter cheered, "Yay mommy!", this is your thing. Musiciansinger Beyonce has penned a beautiful poem for the CR Fashion book, wherein she talks about her love for her daughter, Blue Ivy. Here are a few lines...
  • Guinness records mass recital of devotional poem June 21, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Mass recital of 'Njanappana', a devotional poem written by the 16th century Malayalm poet Poonthanam, has found place in the Guinness Book of World Records. The event, attended by a total of 46,660, was organised by the state chapter of the Art of Living Foundation in front of the...
  • Gulzar's 'Green Poems' to be launched on World Environment Day June 3, 2014

    Patna: On the occasion of World Environment Day (5th June, 2014) Penguin Books India is launch of a new book of poetry 'Green Poems' by renowned lyricist Gulzar. Retired diplomat and JDU leader by Pavan K Varma has translated the poems into English. The launch is being organised by the...
  • Some amazing lines from Indian-origin poet Vijay Seshadri's Pulitzer prize winning book '3 Sections' April 15, 2014

    India-born poet Vijay Seshadri has won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his collection of poems '3 Sections.' The 98th annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music were announced on Monday by Columbia University. Seshadri's '3 Sections' is a "compelling collection of poems that...
  • Narendra Modi says his poems are 'like a spring of fresh water', collection of his poetry in English to be out on April 20 April 8, 2014

    New Delhi: It seems Bharatiya Janata Party's PM nominee Narendra Modi is pulling out all stops to convey his message to voters across India. The latest is a collection of his poems out on April 20 in the national capital. Modi's poems in Gujarati have been translated into English and...
  • Older brother tweets 14-year-old's simple, palindromic poem. Twitter comes to a standstill. March 1, 2014

    At the last count, the poem had 132940 retweets and 138189 facourites. "Read this... My 14 year old brother wrote this... Crazyyyy", tweeted Derek Nichols attaching a photo of the page on which the poem was written. The poet, Nichols' eighth grader brother Jordan, wrote at the end of the...
  • Read Vikram Seth's poem 'Through love's great power' a protest against the SC ruling on gay sex January 30, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a review petition filed by the Centre against its December 11, 2013, verdict criminalizing gay sex. The court rejected the petition as it found no merit in it. Celebrated author Vikram Seth, who has been a champion of the LGBT community for some time...
  • Delhi gang rape pained me, says Salman Khurshid; pays tribute to braveheart through poem December 20, 2013

    Pained at the brutal assault and gang rape of a young Delhi woman last year, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has penned some poems to pay "tribute to her soul and to her parents". The ghastly incident of December 16, 2012 shook the nation and led to widespread protests across the...
  • Amitabh Bachchan wishes to open institute for father's work August 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan hopes to establish an institute dedicated to the work of his late father Harivansh Rai Bachchan, who was a poet. The father penned several poems and even today remembered for his works like Madhushala, Madhukalash, and Madhubala. Amitabh Bachchan admitted that reading all his father's poems over...
  • 135 poems from Harivansh Rai Bachchan's 'Madhushala' released in Santhali August 9, 2013

    The President of Jharkhand People's Party Surya Singh Besra on Friday released the Santhali translation of a collection of poems of Harivansh Rai Bachchan's 'Madhushala' (house of wine) on the occasion of the World Indigenous Day. Titled 'Matkom Rasa', Besra translated 135 poems of the 'Madhushala' of the noted poet who...
  • Calicut University withdraws al Qaeda terrorist's poem from syllabus July 25, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Calicut University has decided to withdraw a poem written by an al Qaeda terrorist Ibrahim alRubaish after widespread protests. The poem 'Ode to the Sea' was was picked up from a book 'Poems from Guantanomo Bay' in 2011. The poem by an al Qaeda terrorist was studied for...
  • 13 short films on Tagore's poems released May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: A total of 13 short films, based on of litterateur, composer and artist Rabindranath Tagore's poems, were released here Thursday to commemorate his 152nd birth anniversary. The film series have been directed by Buddhadeb Dasgupta in collaboration with the National Film Development Corporation. These films have been produced with...
  • Inspector apologises for 'hate' poem in police journal January 23, 2013

    Mumbai: The latest edition of Mumbai Police's inhouse journal 'Samwad' which came out on Tuesday, carried an unconditional apology by woman police inspector Sujata Patil, whose poem had sparked off a controversy. Traffic police inspector (Matunga division) Sujata Patil's controversial poem in an earlier issue of the journal, had described...
  • Mumbai Police order probe into 'hate' poem January 15, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police have ordered an enquiry into a controversial poem published in the force's inhouse magazine about the Azad Maidan protesters. Deputy Commissioner of Police SS Gholap has been instructed to conduct an enquiry into the poem and how it got published in the magazine 'Samwaad', Police Commissioner Satyapal...
  • Mumbai police orders probe into 'offensive' poem January 15, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai Commissioner Satyapal Singh has ordered a probe into a controversial poem published in the city police's inhouse magazine Samwaad. The Commissioner has asked DCP SS Gholap to submit a report in a fortnight's time. This comes after an advocate submitted a written complaint to the Azad Maidan Police...
  • Mumbai Police in a spot over poem on Azad Maidan January 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police were put in a spot over a poem published in its inhouse journal terming Azad Maidan protesters as "snakes" and "traitors" whose hands should have been "chopped off", following which it has assured to issue an unconditional apology. A complaint in this regard has been filed by Ameen...
  • Big B writes and recites poem for Delhi braveheart December 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan has written a poem after the demise of the brave girl who was gangraped in Delhi on December 16. After 13 days of fighting for her life, the 23yearold gangrape victim died in Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Hospital on December 29. ...
  • Children want to burst into poetry: Ruskin Bond June 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Today's youngsters are writing a lot of poetry to put their emotions into words unlike in the past when they liked to read and think, says iconic Indian storyteller of British origin Ruskin Bond. "Children all want to burst into verse you might say. But they would write better...
  • Poetry on stone: Timeless genre in revival across India June 12, 2012

    New Delhi: It is 6.30 in the morning as a group of 12 poets assemble at the Purana Gumbad in Lodi Gardens under the banner "Poetry on Monuments", a monthly poetry promotion initiative at heritage sites in the capital. The group sat in a circle as the readings began in Hindi,...
  • Faiz Ahmed Faiz's poems translated into German May 28, 2012

    Islamabad: Works of noted subcontinental Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz, globally recognised as one who believed in social reform and devoted his poetry to the uplift of humanity, has now been translated into German. A bilingual UrduGerman book of Faiz's poems has been launched by the Goethe Institut in Karachi, Dawn...
  • Read Guenter Grass' poem 'What Must Be Said' April 9, 2012

    Israel has declared Guenter Grass persona non grata, deepening a spat with the Nobelwinning author over a poem that deeply criticises the Jewish state and suggests it is as much a danger as Iran. The dispute with Grass, who only late in life admitted to a Nazi past, has drawn new...
  • Music, calligraphy, poetry in Vikram Seth's new work March 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Music, calligraphy, conversations and poetry merge in Vikram Seth's new anthology of poetry, 'The Rivered Earth', an eclectic journey into the heart of rhythmic lyricism that the writer of 'The Golden Gate' a novel in verse is known for. The slim anthology, inspired by Seth's tryst with...
  • 'Neglected Poems': Gulzar at his creative best March 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Don't go by the name, as 'Neglected Poems represent Gulzar at his creative and imaginative best, as he meditates on nature, delves into human psychology, explores great cities and confronts the most telling moments of everyday life. After 'Selected Poems', a collection of some of his best works translated...
  • Good as politicians, bad as poets March 5, 2012

    New Delhi: "Music rippling, blazing Not knowing where you are; In the fire of your own tune, resound, resound; I love songs; There is tempest in tunes; Resound, resound in the fire of music; And compose a tune....; Sway your Vina in the dreams; Let beauty rise in your...
  • Kapil Sibal, the poet, back with his second book February 20, 2012

    New Delhi: From a politician and a lawyer Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal is also a poet. Sibal's second anthology of poems will be released in Delhi this week. Four years after releasing his first anthology of poems, he's back with his second, 'My World Within', published by Roli Books. "It's...
  • Sahitya Akademi turns spotlight on poetry, nature February 17, 2012

    New Delhi: "Poetry across languages draws from the rhythm of nature, and resonates with the cosmic beat of the universe," acclaimed Punjabi poet Surjit Patar said at the annual Samvatsar lecture of the Sahitya Akademi. Delivering the lecture on "Poetry and Nature" at the ongoing "Festival of Letters", Patar quoted from...
  • US: Tagore's 83yearold notebook to be auctioned November 18, 2011

    New York: A notebook belonging to legendary Indian poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, containing poems and drafts of his work, will go under the hammer in New York at a Sotheby's auction next month. The previously unknown manuscript notebook dates back to 1928 and contains 12 poems and lyrics for...
  • Diplomat delights with poetry of promise November 7, 2011

    'Candling the Light', an anthology of verses by young poet, diplomat and artist Abhay K., shows the pressures of diplomacy which does not give the bureaucrat enough time to explore the details of a narrative, but filter its essence through the verse. The volume paints a picture of the poet's...
  • 'Silhouettes Unravelled' an honest attempt October 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Advika Gupta's 'Silhouettes Unravelled' is a collection of amateurishly written poems but they stand out for their honesty, considering the author is a 16yearold penning her thoughts on complexities of life, relationships and other issues. It is commendable that she has compiled a set of thoughtful poetry on a...