Poetry can inspire a country: Javed Akhtar
Poetry can inspire a country: Javed Akhtar

Poet Javed Akhtar today said that the country would be richer today if it seeks inspiration from the universal values embodied in the poetry of Kaifi Azmi.

Meena Kumari—The solitary reaper

Sometimes the work left behind by stalwarts continues to glitter pathways even after their earthly departure. Meena Kumari, a name that cannot be adorned with mere words is one such actress. For a name like hers, adjectives would only tone down the dime.

Hope to understand poetry through 'Tamasha': Ranbir
Hope to understand poetry through 'Tamasha': Ranbir

 Bollywood's heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor hopes that being in the company of poetry lovers Irshad Kamil and Imtiaz Ali, with whom he is working on in new movie "Tamasha", teaches him a thing or two about the art form.

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Vijay Shesadri says computer-driven poetry is not new

Artificial intelligence can now be programmed to spin out poems but Bangalore-born Pulitzer Prize winning poet Vijay Shesadri says computer-driven poetry isn't a new experiment but originated decades ago.

BBV: Sneak peek into Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2015

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival (ZJLF) 2015 will begin on Wednesday, January 21. The ZJLF is being held on the same dates as the Zee Cine-Lit Festival (ZCLF) from January 21-25. Watch who all will make it to the festival this time.

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2015 begins Wednesday

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival (ZJLF) will begin on Wednesday, January 21. The ZJLF is being held on the same dates as the Zee Cine-Lit Festival (ZCLF) from January 21-25.

Amitabh Bachchan shares his unseen poetry!
Amitabh Bachchan shares his unseen poetry!

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has a gift of gab, and that we all know. But the actor is well-versed in writing poetry too, not many are aware about it. The thespian took to micro-blogging aite Twitter and shared his poetic side with the fans and followers.

PM Modi inaugurates five-day cultural festival 'Sanskriti'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated a five-day cultural festival 'Sanskriti', which will highlight the rich cultural heritage of India through performances such as music, dance, drama, poetry, screenings of films on cultural themes, exhibitions of art and literary works here.

The journey of the great orator, Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Union government announced the prestigious Bharat Ratna for former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Let's see his journey from a life in Gwalior to the 10th Prime minister of India.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee: A man of impeccable words!

Union government on Wednesday announced the prestigious Bharat Ratna for former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. But the master orator is now silent by a stroke in 2009.

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.

Pak-born poet awarded Britain's Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry

 Pakistan-born British poet Imtiaz Dharker, whose works include 'The Terrorist at my Table' and 'Over the Moon', has been awarded the prestigious Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in recognition of her lifetime's contribution to poetry.

Will never go back to politics: Amitabh Bachchan
Will never go back to politics: Amitabh Bachchan

 Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says entering politics was a mistake, and he will never again repeat the mistake.

Bhagwad Gita shlokas turned into poetry

Meet Sanskrit scholar Dr Mohammad Hanif Khan Shastri who has turned the Bhagwad Gita shlokas into an endearing poetry.

Amitabh Bachchan pays tribute to father on his 107th birth anniversary
Amitabh Bachchan pays tribute to father on his 107th birth anniversary

On the occasion of Harivanshrai Bachchan's 107th birth anniversary, his son and megastar Amitabh Bachchan called him a "unique genius", and also remembered one time when the noted poet called him his “best poetry”.

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.