Entrants for Khushwant Singh prize for poetry announced

Five poetry books have been shortlisted for the inaugural Khushwant Singh Memorial Prize for poetry, to promote the genre across all Indian languages, organisers said Monday.

Javed Akhtar revives Indian poetry on TV
Javed Akhtar revives Indian poetry on TV

Poet and scriptwriter Javed Akhtar is taking on a new role to reintroduce the audience to the rich, classical poetic culture with a modern approach.

Poetic rendition of Abhimanyu`s `Chakravyuh` fight in play

The glorious `Chakravyuh` of the epic Mahabharata, where Abhimanyu single-handedly took on seven Kaurvas, will be reinterpreted in a play to be staged here Sunday to represent its relevance in today`s time.

Srinagar to host national level Mushaira

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, is all set to host a national level poetry recitation event in which famous poets of the country will take part.

Brain responds to poetry like music

A new research has shown that the brain responds to poetry like music.

Poetry, policing don`t mix, top Kerala woman cop discovers

A top woman Indian Police Service official has landed in a soup on account of her literary skills.

Gulzar reads yet to be published poetry for Delhi audience

Noted poet and lyricist Gulzar, who is known for incorporating day to day life`s experiences into his work, recited few verses of his unpublished poetry for the audience at the Spring Festival here.

Celebrating feminine sensibility through music, poetry

A music-recitation-dance concert will be held here Saturday to celebrate feminine sensibility and to commemorate the contribution of women in poetry, an organiser said.

What is this country that I live in? asks Farhan Akhtar

The latest in a series of Bollywood personalities to speak up against the Delhi gang-rape is actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar.

Writing poetry is therapeutic: Nicolo Roberts

Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts misses writing poetry because she finds the process very therapeutic.

Art, drama and poetry meet on Karmapa`s creative canvas

Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the 17th Karmapa likes to do more human and colourful things - painting and writing poetry, songs and plays.

Rajendra Kishor Panda wins Gangadhar award

The prestigious award would be presented on the occasion of the foundation day of Sambalpur University on January 4, 2012.

Tagore`s contribution to litterateur, poetry remembered

Admirers of Tagore discussed his contribution to literature, poetry, playwright, education and culture at a grand event to mark his 150th birthday.

Neruda`s poetry inspires designer

Neruda poetries are the inspiration behind a latest menswear collection.

I`ll make videos of my poetry: Dharmendra

Veteran Bollywood actor Dharmendra is passionate not only about acting. He writes poems too and soon wants to release them in the audio-visual format.

B-town chick Priyanka Chopra tries her hand at poetry

Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra is a perfect combination of beauty with brains, for a very few people know that the svelte beauty is a budding poetess. Recently, at women’s award show, Priyanka Chopra paid glorious tribute to three senior Bollywood actresses – Saira Banu, Hema Malini and Madhuri Dixit, by writing a couplet for each of them.

Cinema is poetry, music: Werner Herzog

Renowned German New Wave director Werner Herzog today said cinema was equivalent to poetry and music and was beyond the technological mode.

Ode to Nature

Elaborate description of nature points to quintessential unity in everything.

Ode to Nature

Elaborate description of nature points to quintessential unity in everything.

Words worth the wonder

When it came to describing Mother Earth and her bounteous Nature, William Wordsworth had a magical touch.