In a Kerala prison, a poet, writer is born

 Prisons may not be providing the ideal setting for the making of a poet-cum-writer but a middle-aged woman lodged in a Kerala prison on charges of drugs pedalling is penning her thoughts to good use.

No foul play in death of Chilean poet Neruda, researchers say

 Spanish researchers investigating the early `70s death of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda to determine if he was poisoned, have found no conclusive evidence of foul play, according to an initial report handed to the investigating judge.

My thinking process starts with my pen: Gulzar
My thinking process starts with my pen: Gulzar

Having written poetries and film songs for more than half a century, Gulzar is now trying to keep pace with the Gen-X but can't change his old habit of writing on pen and paper.

Franz Wright, prize-winning poet, dead at 62

Franz Wright, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet known for his concise and penetrating style and heartbreaking command of emotions, has died. He was 62.

Maverick freedom fighter and poet of romance

Disproving Percy Bysshe Shelley's description of poets as "unacknowledged legislators of the world", he combined his illustrious poetic career with membership of the Constituent Assembly that drafted free India's constitution.

Veteran poet Neeraj gets national Kavi Pradeep award

Noted Hindi poet Gopaldas Neeraj has received the first National Kavi Pradeep Samman at a function held here.

Grateful for Vishal Bharadwaj's support: Poet-lyricist Gulzar
Grateful for Vishal Bharadwaj's support: Poet-lyricist Gulzar

 From helming songs for Bimal Roy's film "Bandini" to penning the Grammy-winning song "Jai Ho," poet-lyricist Gulzar says the seemingly effortless transition was made possible by director-composer Vishal Bhardwaj.

Poet, film personality Yusufali Kechery dead

 Veteran poet and film personality Yusufali Kechery passed away at a private hospital here on Saturday evening, said family sources. He was 80.

Fascist sperm busts DNA frontier

Forensic experts in Italy said Thursday they had reconstructed the DNA of a national war hero and poet by analysing semen he left on a handkerchief given to a lover 100 years ago.


Translating Rabindranath Tagore not easy: Javed Akhtar
Translating Rabindranath Tagore not easy: Javed Akhtar

Having penned more than 1500 songs, lyricist Javed Akhtar has said that it was not easy for him to translate Tagore songs in Hindi.

Javed Akhtar – Indian Film Industry's crème de la crème!

Popular musicals, theater, dramatics and heroism portrayed in the Indian Film Industry are the proud possession of the country and will always be.

Renowned Trinidadian poet, journalist Raoul Pantin dies

 Renowned poet, journalist and playwright Raoul Pantin has died, Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar confirmed Thursday. He was 71.

Adil Jussawalla wins Sahitya Akademi Award 2014

Poet and critic Adil Jussawall's "Trying to Say Goodbye" is among eight books of poetry conferred the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award 2014, it was announced here Friday.

Tom Alter performs play on Sahir Ludhianvi for school kids
Tom Alter performs play on Sahir Ludhianvi for school kids

Veteran theatre actor Tom Alter performed a musical play 'Parchhaiyaan', a tribute to late poet and lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi, at a school here Friday.

Poet translates Gita into Urdu couplets

A noted Urdu poet and author, who has translated the 700 verses of Shrimad Bhagwad Gita into over 1700 Urdu couplets says, the sacred scripture is the biggest literature on worldly education in the country.

Pablo Neruda`s remains exhumed

Neruda died Sep 23, 1973, 12 days after Gen. Augusto Pinochet toppled Chile`s Socialist government in a bloody coup.

Qatari poet sentenced to life for poem `insulting` country`s ruler

A Qatari poet has been sentenced to life in prison on charges of trying to incite the overthrow of the emirate`s ruling family.

Daniel Radcliffe turns into poet

Daniel Radcliffe spent time alone on the set of his latest film ‘Kill Your Darlings’ here, writing sonnets to girlfriend Rosie Coker.

Chile to probe death of poet Pablo Neruda

Nobel Prize-winning writer Pablo Neruda died 12 days after the 1973 coup.

Poet Dinkar`s family alleges threats from Bihar Dy CM`s nephew

The family of Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, popularly known as `rashtra kavi` or national poet, is running from pillar to post to get a portion of their home vacated.