Poet

  • Urdu poet Manzar Bhopali's mother passes away 27-03-2014 12:07 PM

    Tahira Nikhat, mother of noted Urdu poet Manzar Bhopali, passed away at a local hospital after a long illness, sources said. She was 80. Nikhat, who died last evening, is survived by a daughter and two sons - Manzar Bhopali and retired television producer Sajid Rizvi. She was the principal...
  • Mumbai: Firebrand activist, writer Namdeo Dhasal dies at 64 15-01-2014 09:48 AM

    Mumbai: Renowned Marathi poet and firebrand activist Namdeo Dhasal passed away on Wednesday after a prolonged illness. He was 64. Dhasal, who was battling with colorectal cancer, died at the Bombay Hospital. His last rites would be performed on Thursday. Dhasal was one of the founders of the militant Dalit...
  • No memorial for Ghalib at his birthplace, Agra 27-12-2013 07:39 PM

    Friday marked the 216th birth anniversary of Mirza Asad Ullah Khan "Ghalib". In Agra, the city of the Urdu poet and cultural icon's birth, there is no proper memorial to him. There is not even a lane in the city named after him. At the place of his birth, the...
  • The evolving role of writers in Tamil cinema 06-05-2013 11:29 PM

    In My Years with Boss at Gemini Studios, Ashokamitran recounts a poet's visit. "He was a tall man, very English, very serious and of course very unknown to all of us. Battling with half a dozen pedestal fans on the shooting stage, The Boss [film producer and publisher SS Vasan]...
  • The Silent Poet: A film on Irom Sharmila 07-12-2012 04:49 PM

    Guwahati: A film on Iron Lady Irom Sharmila, famed for her decade-long hunger strike to protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur, would be the highlight at the ninth edition of the two-day ADDA short film festival beginning here tomorrow. Filmmaker Barun Thokchom has captured a different...
  • Bengali writer Sunil Gangopadhyay passes away 23-10-2012 09:43 AM

    New Delhi: One of India's most eminent writers and a stalwart of Bengali literature, Sunil Gangopadhyay, died of a heart attack in the early hours of Tuesday at his residence in Kolkata. He was 78. Gangopadhyay, who was the President of the Sahitya Akademi, had a fall on the night...
  • Congress, TMC in building renaming battle 02-01-2012 08:23 AM

    Kolkata: Ties between the Congress and the Trinamool Congress hit another rough patch on Sunday after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee decided to rename the historic Indira Bhawan after a revolutionary Bengali poet, Kazi Nazrul Islam. Another key regional player, the CPI(M), did not remain far behind and jumped...
  • Shefaie first Kashmiri woman to get Akademi awards 22-12-2011 08:49 PM

    Srinagar: Noted Kashmiri poetess Naseem Shafaie has been chosen for this year's Sahitya Akademi awards for her poetic collection, becoming the first Kashmiri woman to get the prestigious literary award. Her poetic collection titled 'Na Thsay Na Aks' (Neither shadow nor reflection) has been listed for this year's Sahitya Akademi...
  • Kerala set for second edition of the Hay Festival 16-11-2011 06:21 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The second edition of the Hay Festival, a three-day cultural fete featuring poets, storytellers, novelists, journalists and filmmakers, begins on Thursday. The highlight of this year's edition will be presentations of various poetic works from across the globe and a Poetry Gala with K Satchidanandan, Simon Armitage, Twm Morys,...
  • Diplomat delights with poetry of promise 07-11-2011 08:04 PM

    '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...
  • 10 best status messages Pablo Neruda never wrote 12-07-2011 02:37 PM

    New Delhi: On the 107th birth anniversary of Nobel literature laureate Pablo Neruda, a leftist poet who died after the 1973 coup that ousted a socialist government, we pay tribute to some of his best works. Neruda, among Latin America's most renowned literary figures and an active Communist Party member,...
  • Scott-Heron, credited with inspiring rap, dies 28-05-2011 02:23 PM

    Washington: Gil Scott-Heron, a US poet and songwriter credited with helping inspire the development of rap music, has died at age 62, according to media reports on Saturday. Scott-Heron died on Friday at a New York hospital, National Public Radio said, citing his book publisher. He fell ill after returning...
  • Shantiniketan celebrates Tagore's 150th anniversary 08-05-2011 10:22 AM

    CNN-IBN's Amrita Panja takes us to the poet's town of Shantiniketan which is celebrating Tagore's 150th birth anniversary. ...
  • Bihar Dy CM's kin occupies poet Dinkar's house 05-02-2011 11:17 AM

    New Delhi/Patna: National poet Ramdhari Singh Dinkar’s family has accused Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi’s cousin of illegally occupying the poet’s house. Dinkar's ancestral home in Patna has been allegedly occupied by the cousin of Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi. The poet’s family members complained their...
  • Jo Shapcott wins Costa Book of the Year Award 28-01-2011 03:58 PM

    London: Poet Jo Shapcott has won Britain's lucrative Costa Book Award for "On Mutability," a collection that draws on her experience with breast cancer. Shapcott said she was shocked to take the 30,000-pound ($48,000) prize, more often won by novelists. She said late Tuesday the book was "a series of...
  • Row in Gujarat over Urdu poet's remarks on Modi 19-01-2011 02:40 PM

    Ahemdabad: A tussle between an Urdu poet and the Urdu Sahitya academy in Gujarat has been politicised with the academy questioning poetic license, and a reference to Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Aqeel Shatir, poet, Ahmedabad said, "May good happen to Narendra Modi, who sounded the death knell for the Urdu...
  • Events in Delhi to mark poet Faiz's birth centenary 28-12-2010 07:35 PM

    New Delhi: To commemorate the birth centenary of renowned Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz in 2011, the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (Sahmat) here has planned a series of cultural programmes centering on him next year, beginning Jan 1. Both Indian and Pakistani artistes will perform in the programmes. According to...
  • Liu Xiaobo's next book coming to US in 2012 10-12-2010 05:18 PM

    New York: Poetry by imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo is coming out in the US. Graywolf Press announced that "June Fourth Elegies" will be published in 2012. It is a bilingual edition of verse by the 54-year-old Chinese dissident and literary critic. Liu is serving an 11-year prison...
  • Surendran's new book a comical critique of society 09-12-2010 04:12 PM

    New Delhi: Gripping drama, satire and 'Kerala neuroses' - these are the main ingredients of poet-turned-novelist C P Surendran's latest book 'Lost and Found'. Set in Mumbai, the novel tells the story of Lakshmi, an online writer, who kidnaps a journalist named Placid Hari after a drunken party because she...
  • Noted Marathi poet Narayan Surve dies at 83 16-08-2010 01:31 PM

    Thane (Maharashtra): One of eminent Marathi poets who was honoured with Padma Shri Narayan Surve passed away in Thane on Monday after a brief illness, family sources said. He was 83. A self-made man, Surve was orphaned soon after his birth. He lived on the streets of Mumbai and earned...
  • Budding Punjabi poets meet on Orkut, produce book 19-12-2007 01:26 PM

    Nagpur: The Event Technical Committee of the ICC on Sunday allowed the West Indies team management to replace injured Carlton Baugh and Adrian Barath with Kirk Edwards and Devon Thomas respectively in their World Cup squad. "The confirmation was conveyed to the West Indies Cricket Board on behalf of the...
  • Jnanpith Award for Kashmiri poet 09-03-2007 05:00 PM

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