RIP Jayanta Mahapatra: Poets can never be lonely. They inherit the world

Globally acclaimed and the first Indo-Anglian poet to receive the Sahitya Akademi Award, Jayanta Mahapatra took his last breath on Sunday evening at Cuttack, bringing an end to a legendary poetic era.

published on : 29th August 2023

Ink trails, heritage tracks

Originally named Nunnavath Karthik, he is a member of an ethnic nomadic tribe known by different names such as Lambada in Telangana and Banjara across India.

published on : 16th August 2023

Poetry & the Big Gloom

Writer and poet Jerry Pinto has a conversation with CE about the dying state of English poetry, his memories as part of the Poetry Circle and the ways to carefully use humour

published on : 9th August 2023

Brave  act

Mita Vashisht, who was in Bengaluru over the weekend, speaks about her move to commercial TV serials, mainstream actors dominating OTT platforms and more.

published on : 8th August 2023

‘You can’t write poetry with dishonesty’: Javed Akhtar

Acclaimed writer and poet  Javed Akhtar, who was in the city for the Bengaluru Poetry Festival, speaks about going back to scriptwriting after 17 years.

published on : 7th August 2023

Bengaluru Poetry Festival 2023: Conversing art

Ahead of the upcoming Bengaluru Poetry Festival in the first week of August, poets and organisers share their anticipation for the much-awaited literary event  

published on : 19th July 2023

Ballads of fusion: Playback singer Maalavika Sundar speaks about need for carnatic fusion music

The 35-year-old, known for her melodic carnatic and fusion numbers, will be headlining the upcoming Bengaluru Poetry Festival.

published on : 17th July 2023

Varavara Rao: A Life In Poetry

The book, ‘Varavara Rao: A Life In Poetry’ is a collection of English translations of poems of the eminent Telugu poet edited by N Venugopal and Meena Kandasamy.

published on : 15th July 2023