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How this Sahitya Akademi Award-winning poet and Govt School Headmaster in rural Karnataka has transformed the face of a tiny school

Veeranna Madiwalar, a Headmaster and a Sahitya Akademi Award-winning poet, speaks about how he has transformed a government school on nothing but sheer grit and Facebook activism

Published on 19th October 2020
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Urdu and then some: Poet Ankit Gupta's urge to help people and children is inspiring

Ankit Gupta's love for Urdu poetry is intense. Just as intense as his love for social service. He has providing smartphones to more than 75 kids in North India from the funds he has generate so far

Published on 6th September 2020
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Noam Chomsky, Barbara Harriss-White and other academics issue a statement seeking Varavara Rao's release

Prior to this, a group of young poets had also issued a statement, seeking the release of the 79-year-old poet, who tested positive for COVID

Published on 22nd July 2020
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Love poetry? Here's why you must check out The Quarantine Train's online poetry workshops

The Quarantine Train is a community of poets that's got online poetry workshops for enthusiasts. It was kickstarted during the initial days of the lockdown

Published on 19th July 2020
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This Bhubaneswar artist is doing a painting a day during lockdown for a series called The Quarantined Canvas

Artist, teacher and poet Gayatri Mavuru, who is based out Bhubaneswar, has initiated The Quarantined Canvas, where she has challenged herself to create one work of art every day while under lockdown

Published on 5th May 2020
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SFI organises virtual contest series amid lockdown in Pondicherry University to keep students engaged

The series of contests started with a photography competition with the theme Framed in Quarantine. The photography contest was followed by a poetry fest where people had to compose a poem on Lockdown

Published on 25th April 2020
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Poetry Writing Month: The epicurean guide on how to channel your inner poet during the lockdown

We bring you some poetry gyan from some of India's most watched poets about how to keep your creativity alive during isolation and to find inspiration at the most unlikely of times

Published on 23rd April 2020
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WB govt organises grand poetry fest with 600 poets across seven venues in Kolkata

Seven renowned poets including Srijato Bandyopadhyay, Binayak Bandyopadhyay, Pranab Kumar Mukhopadhyay and Subhra Bose would be felicitated in the festival

Published on 4th March 2020
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Why Nirmala Sitharaman quoted Thiruvalluvar and Avvaiyar in Budget 2020

The legendary Tamil poets were quoted by the Finance Minister on two separate occasions. She recited a line from Aathichoodi and Thiruvalluvar's 5 Jewels  

Published on 1st February 2020
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Art was my saviour: How this Andhra University grad found her psychadelic art calling

Coming to Hyderabad for work was when she met many poets, especially through the Hyderabad Poetry Project, and inspired by their work, she would draw even more

 

Published on 31st January 2020
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How Yogesh Maitreya set up a publishing house to develop an anti-caste sensibility among India's young   

The writer and poet decided to set up his own publishing house after 'mainstream' publishing houses refused to publish his work. Thus Panther's Paw was born 

Published on 31st January 2020
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IIT-Kanpur launches inquiry into students reciting Faiz poem on campus in solidarity with Jamia

An IIT-K student sang the poem 'Hum Dekhenge' by Faiz, an eminent poet, against which a complaint was filed by Dr Vashimant Sharma, a temporary faculty member

Published on 2nd January 2020
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This Kochi group conducts events for people can speak up about mental health without being judged  

Soul As A Race, founded by busking poet Lady Lazarus conducts specially curated events, creating safe spaces for people to talk about mental health

Published on 18th December 2019
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Attention poets! Enter this national-level poetry competition to win cash prizes

Ballad, elegy or haiku — whatever your poetry style, the Wingword Poetry Prize is a really great opportunity for you to flaunt your cool couplets and snazzy stanzas on a national platform

Published on 5th December 2019
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Poems on how to write poems: Why you should read this award-winning poet's latest book

His recent collection, Making a Poem, has been hailed by critics as intuitive, thoughtful and creative pieces that work together as a cohesive collection. Read more to understand his creative process

Published on 3rd December 2019

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