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Bengal writers, artistes delighted at Pranab as president


July 25th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) Top writers, film personalities and artists from West Bengal Wednesday expressed their happiness after Pranab Mukhejee was sworn-in as the country's president."I'm very happy as somebody ... Read more...

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Odes to turbulent times, from India’s ‘bhasa’ poets


May 22nd, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The new vernacular poetry in India is moving away from the softer shades of nature and love - the genre made famous by poet Rabindranath ... Read more...

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Kolkata shop owners urged to use Bengali in signboards


February 23rd, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) With the Kolkata civic agency urging owners of shops and offices to use Bengali in their signboards, the city's intellectuals Thursday called for the use of ... Read more...

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Ajneya a litterateur similar to Tagore: Hamid Ansari


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Admiring the versatility of eminent poet and novelist Sachidananda Vatsayan Ajneya, Vice President Hamid Ansari Wednesday said his creative output made him a literary figure similar ... Read more...

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Kolkata litterateurs to protest ‘persecution’ of ‘Satanic Verses’ readers


January 24th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Describing as "shameful" the cases filed against writers who had read excerpts of banned book "The Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie at the Jaipur Literature ... Read more...

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Kashmiri poetess Naseem Shafaie to get Sahitya Akademi award


December 21st, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 21 (IANS) Noted Kashmiri poetess Naseem Shafaie has been chosen for this year's Sahitya Akademi Award for her poetic collection, becoming the first Kashmiri woman to get the ... Read more...

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Indian languages fest ends


December 18th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The curtain came down on the three-day Samanvay IHC Indian Languages Festival here Sunday with a call to renew the literary fraternity's commitment to promoting ... Read more...

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Kerala author happy to figure in Nobel shortlist


October 4th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Oct 4 (IANS) Leading poet and critic K. Satchidanandan is happy to figure on the list of 18 probables in the race for the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature ... Read more...

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Radha gets official seal in Delhi’s Krishna ballet (With Image)


August 18th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Thirty-three years after the Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, the capital's oldest cultural hub, recreated on stage the life of Hindu god Krishna, his childhood mate ... Read more...

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Tagore culture carnival keeps capital busy


May 7th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The 150th birth anniversary commemorations of Rabindranath Tagore have flagged off in their wake a grand cultural carnival with numerous expositions showing off his ... Read more...

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For Bengalis, Tagore still the man for all seasons


May 7th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Poet-philosopher Rabindranath Tagore, who churned out a huge body of songs, stories, plays, paintings and more, still inspires millions of Bengalis, who feel his presence in ... Read more...

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Young Indian poets, storywriters mesmerize audience with their skills


May 4th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): Young Indian poets and short story writers mesmerized audience here with their literary and oratory skills at the Sahitya Akademi here.Poets like Abhay K, Brijesh Ambar and ... Read more...

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Contemporary poets, storywriters to exhibit their oratory skills at Sahitya Akademi


May 2nd, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Contemporary Indian poets and short story writers are coming together on May 3 to exhibit their literary and oratory skills at the Sahitya Akademi here.Contemporary Indian poets ... Read more...

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States should promote creative talents and diverse cultural expressions: PM


February 11th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 11 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Friday said the State has the obligation to play a facilitating role in the development and promotion of creative arts ... Read more...

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Government grants more funds to promote tribal, folk cultures


November 24th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The government has initiated several measures to preserve the country's rich tribal culture and arts, which include liberal grants to zonal cultural centres and various non-profit organisations, ... Read more...

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Court upholds Sahitya Akademi’s nominations


August 10th, 2010 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday upheld Sahitya Akademi's decision to nominate three people recommended by the education department of Uttar Pradesh for the general council of the ... Read more...

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Indian regional literature to find global audience


May 24th, 2010 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Indian regional literature will soon find an audience abroad with the government preparing a corpus of translations drawn from the cream of vernacular writings ... Read more...

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Delhi to host a spread of Tagore’s works Sunday


May 8th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The national capital will reverberate with the sounds of Bengal on Rabindranath Tagore's 150th birth anniversary Sunday. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate an exhibition "The ... Read more...

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Sharatchandran’s documentaries to be screened


May 8th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 08, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Late director C Sharatchandran's documentaries will be screened at the Kerala Sahitya Akademi in Thrissur today. It is being organized by the Vibgyor Film Collective, Navachitra, Keraleeyam, ... Read more...

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Capital’s cultural bodies celebrate Tagore’s birth anniversary


May 7th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Big celebrations have been lined up for the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, with the Sangeet Natak Akademi, Sahitya Akademi, Lalit Kala Akademi ... Read more...

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PM heads panel on 150th birth anniversary of Tagore


May 4th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) A 35-member panel led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was set up Tuesday to frame guidelines to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath ... Read more...

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Budget allocation for culture drops marginally


February 26th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Culture seems to fallen a step behind on the government's list of priority with the total budgetary allocation for 2010-2011 dropping to Rs.1,238 crore from Rs. 1,254 ... Read more...

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Maoist terror: Paying for past follies (Comment)


February 20th, 2010 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli Two recent incidents of Maoist violence have confirmed that the country is still far from being able to contain this menace.On Feb 15, as many as 24 security personnel ... Read more...

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Eight authors honoured with first Tagore Literature Award


January 25th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Eight authors from Indian languages were honoured with the first Tagore Literature Award at a star-studded ceremony here Monday. An initiative of the Korean government, the ceremony ... Read more...

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First Tagore literature awards Monday


January 24th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) In an effort to encourage Indian literary work, the Tagore Literature Award, constituted for the first time, will be given away in the capital Monday. The first ... Read more...

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Litterateur-journalist Moti Nandi is dead


January 3rd, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 3 (IANS) Sahitya Akademi award winner and eminent sports journalist Moti Nandi died at a city hospital Sunday after a prolonged illness, his family said. He was 79. Nandi was a ... Read more...

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Moily gets Moortidevi Award for his book Shri Ramayan Mahaniveshanam


November 5th, 2009 - 8:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 5 (ANI): Union Law Minister and accomplished writer, Veerappa Moily, has been declared the winner of the prestigious Moortidevi Award for his book Shri Ramayan Mahaniveshanam, which is considered ... Read more...

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Mumbai scribe wins Gujarati literary award


October 10th, 2009 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 10 (IANS) Senior Gujarati journalist Hiren Mehta Saturday bagged the Lalit Essay Award 2008 of the Maharashtra Rajya Gujarati Sahitya Akademi, an official said. Akademi president Hemraj Shah said that Mehta, ... Read more...

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Shamnad, a street bookseller-turned-writer in Kerala


September 20th, 2009 - 9:04 pm ICT by ANI
By Juhan SamuelKochi, Sep.20 (ANI): A 24-year-old street bookseller in Kochi, who could not have formal education beyond seventh grade in school, has penned a collection of poems and has a novel ... Read more...

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Amitav Ghosh, Neel Mukherjee win Vodafone-Crossword award


July 23rd, 2009 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Novelist Amitav Ghosh shared the Vodafone-Crossword Book Awards 2008 for his book "Sea of Poppies" with writer-reviewer Neel Mukherjee for his novel "Past Continuous" in the English ... Read more...

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‘Indians pay scant attention to translated literary works’


July 15th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Writer-editor-translator Ira Pande, a familiar face in the capital's literary circuit, feels Indian readers do not pay much attention to "translated literary works". ... Read more...

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Provisions for zonal centres in Rs.700 crore culture budget


July 6th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The government has earmarked Rs.700 crore for the ministry of culture with more allocations for zonal cultural centres, the Sangeet Natak Akademi, Lalit Kala Akademi, Sahitya ... Read more...

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Sahitya Akademi commissions US poet to polish up Indian translations


May 21st, 2009 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) In an initiative to popularise Indian literature across the world, the Sahitya Akademi has roped in young US poet Catherine Jones to polish up English translations ... Read more...

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New lease of life for Bengali translation of ‘Don Quixote’ (Lead)


May 7th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Five hundred years after Spanish writer Cervantes brought to life the tales of knight errant Don Quixote in "El Ingenioso Hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha", a ... Read more...

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Bengali translation of ‘Don Quixote’ gets new lease of life


May 7th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Five hundred years after Cervantes brought to life the tales of knight errant Don Quixote in his Spanish original, "El Ingenioso Hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha", ... Read more...

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