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How this 16-year-old's poetry book will help uplift the transgender community in Delhi

A 16-year-old poet and author from Gurugram, Saranya Bhattacharjya shares why she had the idea of compiling her poems into a book and how that will help the transgender community

Published on 23rd February 2021
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Here's why you should check out Prachi Batola's short film that made it to the I-View 2020 film fest 

Prachi, who completed her under graduation in Fashion Media Communication from the School of Contemporary Media, Pearl Academy Mumbai Campus in 2019, chose poetry to deliver her message

Published on 18th January 2021
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Hit by the pandemic, independent publication house producing Dalit-Bahujan literature is looking for seed funding  

In the last four years, Panther's Paw has brought out nine books - this includes translated works of Dalit writers, poetry, prose and essays

 

Published on 25th January 2021
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Why this Bengaluru poet feels there should be more platforms for poetry in regional languages

Poornima Laxmeshwar, a poet from Bengaluru speaks about getting her poems published in famous e-journals, literary websites and why regional poetry must be given the importance 

Published on 24th January 2021
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If Urdu poetry interests you, attend this Hyderabad group's events and you'll surely chant ‘Irshaad’

If you love Urdu poetry and want to learn it, Anjuman e Fannān's events are the place to be. Started by two youngsters based in Hyderabad, this group can also teach you how to write Urdu poetry

Published on 19th January 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: On Rudyard Kipling's death anniversary, here's all you need to know about the author of The Jungle Book 

In today's #TBT, we inform you about all that you need to know about English poet and short story writer Rudyard Kipling, who was born in Bombay. Also, here's what Volkswagen has been accused of
 

Published on 18th January 2021
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These four budding poets from the Bhubaneswar Poetry Club will win your heart with their verses

Bhubaneswar Poetry Club (BPC) is a treasure trove of poets who know their craft or are getting there. We speak to four budding poets from and learn how the group has helped them out when they need it 

Published on 12th January 2021
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This artist from Hyderabad left home at 18 to pursue her dreams of painting and writing

Inaya Fatima is a lot of things, she is a self-taught artist, writer, designer and recites poetry too. She is even an illustrator. You can check out her illustrations on IG page @longhair.shortgirlt

Published on 5th January 2021
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Hindi poetry flows straight from the heart of this 27-year-old Hyderabadi. This is how she charms with words

"I might not be able to change the world with what I write, but if people understand what I am trying to say, it's enough," says Srujana Satyavada. This is how she go around to writing Hindi poetry 

Published on 5th January 2021
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How 24-year-old theatre artist and scriptwriter Lavanya Krishna found her calling on stage 

Lavanya Krishna, who has donned several hats at a young age speaks about her journey into theatre and how she used acting skills to create mental health awareness among people 

Published on 27th December 2020
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Malayalam Poet and environmentalist Sugathakumari succumbs to COVID-19 

Fondly being called as 'Sugatha Teacher' by her admirers, the activist-poet had been admitted to the intensive care unit of the medical college after being diagnosed with the viral infection 

Published on 23rd December 2020
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Dalit and minority women's writings make me hopeful about the future of feminist literature: Telugu poet Volga

Budding poet Kadali Satyanarayana took us through the works of Volga by posing serval questions to her — by answering which, the veteran poet took us back to a bygone era. Here's what ensued

Published on 22nd December 2020
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Want my book to reach to people who don't read poems: Arun Kumar on 'Mantram Beach' 

The book, published a decade later after his first book of poems "Plain Truths", explores observations of the unusual in the usual, he said

Published on 11th December 2020
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Over 50 authors speak at Rainbow Literature Fest

The line-up of authors and poets from the LGBTQIA+ world include Maya Sharma, Sandip Roy, Dr Akhil Katyal, Saurabh Kirpal, Parmesh Sahani, Michiel Baas, Aditi Angiras and Raga Olga D'Silva

Published on 11th November 2020
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Tapping into a forgotten identity: The art and intricacies of Sajan Mani

Sajan Mani has borrowed from Dalit poet Poykayil Appachan, the lives of his parents who were rubber tappers and his own life experiences to create his artwork

Published on 1st November 2020

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