Meet the theology professor reviving Kabir's verses for modern times

Umesh Kabir had never imagined that his interest in Kabir would lead him to a path devoted to the revered 15th century saint—both personally and professionally.

published on : 23rd January 2022

Academics and cultural leaders write an open letter to Kerala CM seeking a freeze on SilverLine project

The signatories include Botanist and environmentalist MK Prasad, poets K Satchidanandan, KG Sanakara Pillai and Scientist Dr. T.R. Suma.

published on : 15th January 2022

Renowned Malayalam poet S Ramesan passes away

Known as an orator, Ramesan started writing from his school days and had won many award including Kerala Sahitya Akademi award, Asan award and Fokana award.

published on : 13th January 2022

‘Allahabadi’ becomes Akbar ‘Praygraji’ on UP Higher Education Commission’s website; authorities blame 'mischievous elements'

The name-changing process has irked a number of writers and poets, while the President of the commission Prof Ishwar Sharan Vishwakarma tried to distance himself from the controversy.

published on : 28th December 2021

Poet Prabha Varma forays into classical Carnatic kritis

Noted vocalist and playback singer Dr. K R Shyama will render Varma’s compositions at an event hosted by the Vyloppilly Sanskrithi Bhavan at 5 pm.

published on : 27th December 2021

Ancient verse, modern notes

The Music and Poetry Collective by Chinmayi and Joell is an attempt at reclaiming classical compositions through contemporary music  

published on : 19th December 2021

Sangam poetry and a journey to Kurinji land

In this Kurinji region of Karnataka, the lavender-coloured flowers have given way to the imported arabica and robusta coffee blossoms.

published on : 9th December 2021

This Perambalur top cop has 25 books under his belt

A passion for writing poetry, which started during college days, has made Perambalur Superintendent of Police S Mani a proud author of 25 books on a variety of topics.

published on : 12th November 2021

‘I am the light’: Filmmaker Leena Manimekalai on the #MeToo movement

Poet and filmmaker Leena Manimekalai had moved the Madras High Court, challenging the impounding of her passport over criminal defamation case against #MeToo allegations.

published on : 5th October 2021

Navy extends medical assistance to Filipino crew member of merchant vessel

Michel John Abaygar, the Chief Officer of the vessel MV Lyric Poet was brought to INS Garuda and subsequently admitted to INHS Sanjivini, a naval hospital, for further treatment.

published on : 29th September 2021

PM Narendra Modi sings paens of Tamil scholar and poet Subramania Bharati

The Prime Minister recalled Bharati’s rich scholarship and multi-faceted contributions to the nation, while also hailing his ideals on social justice and women empowerment.

published on : 12th September 2021

Alicia Keys adapts 'Girl On Fire' into young adult novel

"Girl On Fire," the story of 14-year-old Lolo Wright and her telekinetic powers, will come out March 1.

published on : 1st September 2021

Pandemic fiction: Fall books include stories of the virus

The pandemic has now lasted into a second fall season for publishing, and a growing number of authors, among them Picoult, Louise Erdrich, and Hilma Wolitzer, have worked it into their latest books.

published on : 19th August 2021

Malayali poet turns to crowdfunding to pursue studies in UK university

So far, he has received only Rs 5,000 through that route.

published on : 20th July 2021

Exploring the nuances of Urdu shayeri

His latest book, Urdu Poets and Writers - Gems of Deccan, Ifthekhar has a lot to talk about when it comes to poetry and the people of Hyderabad involved in the art of writing.

published on : 30th June 2021
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