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Jorge Santana (Photo: Geoff Wittmer/Internet/Archives)

Guitarist Jorge Santana, 68, dies of natural causes; brother Carlos pens a poetic note in his memory 

Guitarist Jorge Santana, the younger brother of Carlos Santana and whose guitar riffs on the band Malo’s 1972 hit Suavecito transformed the song into a Chicano anthem, has died.

Published on 18th May 2020
Nissar Ahmed, Shashi Tharoor and Sudha Murthy (Photo: IANS)

Kannada literary world in mourning as eminent poet Nissar Ahmed passes away at age 84

The Kannada literary world is in mourning as the eminent poet and writer KS Nissar Ahmed passed away here after a prolonged illness on Sunday. He was 84.

Published on 4th May 2020

E-lit Kolkata brings together young and aspiring authors, poets and artists during the lockdown

Clips and Pages launches first-ever women's online lit fest, E-lit

Published on 28th April 2020

Sara Ali Khan's inner poet comes alive in an Earth Day post

However, there was a glitch in her Earth Day post, which was caught by the actor Ishaan Khatter. 

Published on 22nd April 2020

Sameer Rahat’s new album, Aamad, is a poetic journey into love, heartbreak and longing

Aamad is an Urdu word that literally translates to arrival, but in a poetic sense refers to a fleeting thought within the subconscious

Published on 10th April 2020

Live From HQ - Spoken Word Edition features poetry and storytelling sessions by Adil Hussain, Kubbra Sait, Danish Sait and others

The artistes will perform poetry, stories, sonnets and shayari in multiple languages

Published on 4th April 2020
Threa Almontaser (Jawaher Ali/Threa Almontaser/Courtesy of Academy of American Poets via AP)

Yemeni-American poet Threa Almontaser wins Walt Whitman award for best first book

Yemeni-American poet Threa Almontaser has won the Walt Whitman Award for best first book.

Published on 30th March 2020
Amitabh Bachchan (Photo: IANS)

Big B pens a verse urging citizens to cooperate during 21-day coronavirus lockdown

Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan has penned a poem urging citizens to cooperate during the 21-day nationwide lockdown.

Published on 25th March 2020

Social distancing: Bollywood couple Ayushmann Khurrana and Tahira Kashyap showcase their creative side with poetry and painting

Even as the star couple practises social distancing, they have kept their fans hooked onto their social media profiles with regular updates

Published on 21st March 2020

Ghazal Bahaaar: A three-day festival celebrating poetry and ghazals comes to Mumbai this weekend

Titled Ghazal Bahaar, the festival will also pay a tribute to legendary Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib and 'King of Ghazals' Jagjit Singh.

Published on 27th February 2020

Mumbai: Meeta Vasisht's brings to the stage medieval poetess Lal Ded from Kashmir

Lal Ded's poems were short and pithy, resonating secular values that transcended the narrow confines of caste and religion that had crippled India in those times.

Published on 5th February 2020
Naveen Chourey

Debutant poet Naveen Chourey's book Kohra Ghana Hai is written for today's times of unrest

The poet talks about his book and throws light on the themes he has chosen

Published on 4th February 2020

Paloma around town: Fashion fuel, poetry and runway fever

All the hottest events in Chennai from the past week

Published on 14th January 2020
Letters from TS Eliot to Emily Hale (Shelley Szwast/Princeton University Library via AP)

After 60 years, 1,000 letters by poet TS Eliot to muse Emily Hale set to be unveiled this week

After more than 60 years spent sealed up in a library storage facility, about 1,000 letters written by poet TS Eliot to confidante Emily Hale will be unveiled this week.

Published on 1st January 2020

Here's what to expect from Lana Del Rey's spoken word album of freestyle poetry

We're obsessed with Lana's spoken word LP already

Published on 21st December 2019

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