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The 15th Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize goes to Mumbai-based writer Nikita Deshpande

Nikita Deshpande has assisted directors in movies like Fukrey and Mirzya and has several other contributions to her credit

Published on 9th October 2023
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Tribal writer Nunnavath Karthik's childhood poetry collection "Balder Bandi" incorporated into Andhra University course

The childhood poetry collection by the writer who goes by the pen name Ramesh Karthik Nayak was included in the University's MA Telugu Language and Literature Course

Published on 29th December 2022
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BJP orders dropping yet another poem by Dalit writer from K'taka textbooks

This latest move was not directed by the Textbook Revision Committee headed by Rohith Chakrathirtha, and was instead ordered by the Minister for Education himself

Published on 11th June 2022
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Karnataka's textbook revision controversy: Writers, activists and educationists weigh in 

Experts and progressive thinkers, on their part, have pointed out that if the revision was indeed required, then it should have been first done for core subjects

Published on 6th June 2022
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Karnataka textbook row: Why is noted writer Devanuru Mahadeva opposing the inclusion of his story?

The writer also went on to slam the textbook revision committee for dropping stories and articles written by eminent authors like L Basavaraju, A N Murthy Rao, P Lakesh, Sara Abubakar

Published on 25th May 2022
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Calicut Uni in the eye of the storm for allegedly slacking off on completing museum for celebrated Malayalam writer VM Basheer

In the works for six years now, the museum has not been completed despite the varsity being handed over the state-funded building; officials now claim that COVID-19 was the reason behind the delay

Published on 21st January 2022
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Bengali cartoonist, writer and illustrator Narayan Debnath passes away

He was the creator of characters like Bantul the Great, Handa Bhonda, Nante Fonte and Bahadur Beral

Published on 18th January 2022
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Award-winning writer and teacher PN Das passes away from brain infection

The writer who penned several books was a recipient of the K R Namboothiri endowment award, instituted by Kerala Sahitya Akademi, for the book ‘Oru Thullivelicham

Published on 29th July 2019
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Venkaiah Naidu addresses gathering of writers, reminds everyone of COVID protocols

India's VP said that the country has fought the pandemic better than many Western countries, but was quick to add a few words of caution to it

Published on 29th October 2021
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What happened on October 25: India lost Sahir Ludhianvi, the lyricist whose words embodied dissent 

One of Sahir's most popular songs 'Jinhe Naaz Hai Hind Par Woh Kahan Hai' (Where are those who claim to be proud of India) was a taunt to the political establishment of his time

Published on 25th October 2021
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What happened on October 7: Poe dies, Teresa saves lives and a war begins

Every day has a history but this day has a history that changed the lives of millions with a writer, a saint and an unholy war

Published on 7th October 2021
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October 3: The mysterious death of writer Edgar Allan Poe

In today's #TBT, let's indulge in the works of American writer Edgar Allan Poe, whose writing is mysterious, macabre and delicious. Here's why his death was quite mysterious too

Published on 3rd October 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: The magic in the words of writer TS Eliot

In today's #TBT, we talk about the famed writer TS Eliot and what makes his words ring true even today. Also, did you know today is observed as World Rivers Day?

Published on 26th September 2021
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A 23-year-old Telugu writer and his quest to bring the stories of his Lambada community to the fore

Ramesh Karthik Nayak had penned a poetry plus short story book in the year 2018 and this year, he has many more books coming out, including one for his English poetry. Here's more about his journey

Published on 15th September 2021
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Academicians, writers ask DU to reinstate texts by Mahasweta Devi, Bama & Sukirtharani in syllabus

The petition has been signed by the likes of writers Arundhati Roy and Vikram Chandra, actors Sharmila Tagore and Shabana Azmi, filmmaker and writer Adoor Gopalakrishnan and filmmaker Anand Patwardhan

Published on 7th September 2021

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