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Roundabout: Love beneath the gentle shade of the chameli

Poet and anthologist Abhay K celebrates love with the unmistakable touch of the subcontinent in a new anthology of great Indian poems
Poet and anthologist Abhay K.(Sourced)
Poet and anthologist Abhay K.(Sourced)
Updated on Nov 22, 2020 12:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByNirupama Dutt

Amrita Pritam 101st birth anniversary: Quotes on love, pain and partition by the 20th-century Punjabi poet

Amrita Pritam 101st birth anniversary: Remembering the 20th-century fearless and fierce Punjabi poet, who is equally loved on both sides of the India–Pakistan border, with these iconic quotes of her that perfectly capture the essence of love, pain and partition
Quotes on love, pain and partition by Amrita Pritam(Twitter/ShirazHassan)
Quotes on love, pain and partition by Amrita Pritam(Twitter/ShirazHassan)
Updated on Aug 31, 2020 06:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByZarafshan Shiraz

On Sahir Ludhianvi’s 99th birth anniversary, here’s a list of some of his most loved songs

Legendary Bollywood lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi would have turned 99 had he been alive today. On his birthday anniversary, here’s a collection of some of the most memorable and best-loved songs from his Hindi films.
Sahir Ludhianvi was among the most celebrated poet-lyricist to have worked in Bollywood.(YouTube)
Sahir Ludhianvi was among the most celebrated poet-lyricist to have worked in Bollywood.(YouTube)
Updated on Mar 08, 2020 02:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

90TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY: The legend of Surinder Kaur lives on

Punjabi folk singer, hailed as the Nightingale of Punjab, took the women’s songs out of the confines of home and spread them all around the world
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Updated on Nov 25, 2019 01:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByNirupama Dutt

Amrita Pritam had prophesied her heir to be a writer of next generation

Present-day students want to know Amrita Pritam as a poet and a prose writer, dismissing all extraneous trappings, including her love life much highlighted by the media.
Amrita Pritam had prophesied her heir to be a writer of next generation.(Instagram)
Amrita Pritam had prophesied her heir to be a writer of next generation.(Instagram)
Updated on Oct 31, 2019 05:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByNirupama Dutt

The legend of Amrita Pritam lives on through her poems and stories

100 years of Amrita Pritam: Best remembered for her poem Ajj aakhaan Waris Shah nu (Ode to Waris Shah), which poignantly captures her anguish over the massacres during the Partition in 1947. On her 100th birth anniversary, here are some of her poems and quotes that will move you, yet inspire you.
On Amrita Pritam’s 100th birth anniversary, here are some of her poems and quotes that will move you, yet inspire you(File Photo)
On Amrita Pritam’s 100th birth anniversary, here are some of her poems and quotes that will move you, yet inspire you(File Photo)
Updated on Aug 31, 2019 01:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | BySaumya Sharma

Google Doodle celebrates Amrita Pritam’s 100th birth anniversary

Amrita is considered a path-breaking woman, who rose to fame with her literary works like Pinjar, Suneray and Nagmani that brought to the fore the grim reality of atrocities being perpetrated on women across borders.
Not only did the Punjabi poetess wrote more than 100 books, both on poetry and fiction, she went on to become the first woman to receive the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1956.(Screengrab)
Not only did the Punjabi poetess wrote more than 100 books, both on poetry and fiction, she went on to become the first woman to receive the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1956.(Screengrab)
Updated on Aug 31, 2019 04:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘A pioneer, Amrita Pritam paved way to modern day feminism’

Amrita is considered a path-breaking woman, who rose to fame with her literary works like Pinjar, Suneray and Nagmani that brought to the fore the grim reality of atrocities being perpetrated on women across borders.
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Updated on Aug 30, 2019 10:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByAtish Sharma, Ludhiana

Essay: Demolishing the women’s ghetto

Mita Kapur writes of the need to do away with categorizing writers according to their gender
Kamala Das reading from her work on 19 July, 1990.(Arun Jetlie/HT Photo)
Kamala Das reading from her work on 19 July, 1990.(Arun Jetlie/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 27, 2019 03:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMita Kapur

Words of Wisdom: Find your calling, stay curious and live with passion to do justice, says historian Jagtar Singh Grewal

After quitting the audit service and joining Government College, Hoshiarpur, to study history in 1954, Grewal realised he was influenced by Partition and wanted to know more about the cultural interchange between Hindus and Muslims.
Historian Jagtar Singh Grewal(Keshav Singh/HT)
Historian Jagtar Singh Grewal(Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Apr 26, 2019 10:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByYojana Yadav

Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan spotted hand in hand with daughter Aaradhya. See pic

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and their daughter Aaradhya were spotted at the Mumbai airport. See pictures here.
Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Aaradhya at Mumbai airport on Thursday.(Varinder Chawla)
Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Aaradhya at Mumbai airport on Thursday.(Varinder Chawla)
Updated on Apr 18, 2019 02:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Aishwarya Rai’s rep responds to rumours of actor’s pregnancy after pic from Goa holiday goes viral

Aishwarya Rai’s recent picture from her holiday in Goa has gone viral and fans are wondering if she looks pregnant in it.
Actor Abhishek Bachchan and his wife and actor Aishwarya Rai and their daughter Aaradhya.(REUTERS)
Actor Abhishek Bachchan and his wife and actor Aishwarya Rai and their daughter Aaradhya.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 24, 2019 04:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Sahir Ludhianvi-Amrita Pritam love story: One that played out through letters, silences and pain

Sahir Ludhianvi and Amrita Pritam love story compassed a universe of love, pain, acceptance, loss, remorse, sensuality and almost everything in between. On Sahir’s birthday, a look at their life together.
Sahir Ludhianvi and Amrita Pritam love story is one that deserves an epic narration on the big screen.(HT Photo)
Sahir Ludhianvi and Amrita Pritam love story is one that deserves an epic narration on the big screen.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 08, 2019 05:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNivedita Mishra

Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan to star in Sahir Ludhianvi biopic?

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan are rumoured to feature as Amrita Pritam and Sahir Ludhianvi respectively in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next, a biopic on the legendary lyricist.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with husband-actor Abhishek Bachchan.(PTI)
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with husband-actor Abhishek Bachchan.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 04, 2019 04:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Elgar Parishad case: Bail hearings of accused to be heard in Pune court on November 13-14

The judge in his order stated that prima facie there appeared to be serious charges against all the accused of conspiring and indulging in anti-national activities
The bail plea application of Surendra Gadling will be heard on November 13.(HT photo)
The bail plea application of Surendra Gadling will be heard on November 13.(HT photo)
Updated on Nov 04, 2018 04:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByHT Correspondent

Roundabout: Legend of Sahir Ludhianvi, lore of Pyaasa

One grew up listening to the songs he penned, truly songs of hope: Yeh subha kabhi to aayegi (It will be morning again).
A rare photograph of Sahir Ludhianvi from the Sajjad Zaheer estate.
A rare photograph of Sahir Ludhianvi from the Sajjad Zaheer estate.
Updated on Oct 28, 2018 08:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNirupama Dutt

‘See you again’: Kasauli lit fest draws to a close on a poetic note

Hardly, any eye was left dry, when a clip on the poem which, author-journalist Nirupama Dutt, who knew Pritam well, described the poem as one which perhaps garnered as much attention as her ode to Waris Shah.
Actress Divya Dutta on the last day of the Khushwant Singh Literature Festival in Kasauli on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Actress Divya Dutta on the last day of the Khushwant Singh Literature Festival in Kasauli on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 15, 2018 05:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kasauli | ByAishwarya Khosla and Sumeda

‘I couldn’t keep her request but that didn’t soured our relations’

Amrita Pritam was a famous Punjabi writer and poet, who became the first woman to win the National Sahitya Akademi Award in 1956.
Amrita Pritam was an Indian writer and poet, who wrote in Punjabi and Hindi .(HT Photo)
Amrita Pritam was an Indian writer and poet, who wrote in Punjabi and Hindi .(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 31, 2018 09:28 AM IST
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Remembering Amrita Pritam on the poet’s 99th birth anniversary

Amrita moved from Lahore to India during the Partition, although she remained popular in both countries. In 1956, Pritam became the first woman to win the Sahitya Akademi Award for ‘Sunehade’ (Messages).
‘Pinjar’ (The Cage, written in 1950) was Amrita Pritam’s most famous novel. It was adapted into a movie in 2003.(HT File)
‘Pinjar’ (The Cage, written in 1950) was Amrita Pritam’s most famous novel. It was adapted into a movie in 2003.(HT File)
Updated on Aug 31, 2018 08:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByKabir Bhandari

Remembering Amrita Pritam, lines from her best poems on her 99th birth anniversary

Amrita Pritam is most remembered for her poem, Aj Aakhaan Waris Shah Nu (Today I invoke Waris Shah), an elegy to the 18th century Punjabi poet, which also expresses her anguish over massacres during the partition of India.
Poet Amrita Pritam was born on August 31, 1919.(Wikimedia Commons)
Poet Amrita Pritam was born on August 31, 1919.(Wikimedia Commons)
Updated on Aug 31, 2018 08:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

A translation of Krishan Chander’s Ghaddaar that is timely, moving, vital

The tale, published in 1960 by Naya Idara, is set against the backdrop of India’s Partition in August 1947.
Wrecked buildings after communal riots in Amritsar, Punjab, in March 1947.(Keystone Features / Hulton Archive / Getty Images)
Wrecked buildings after communal riots in Amritsar, Punjab, in March 1947.(Keystone Features / Hulton Archive / Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 25, 2018 09:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByLamat R Hasan

Why Amrita Pritam and others chose not to visit Lahore after 1947

The Lahore literati remembered writers Bedi, Amrita Pritam, Krishan Chander and others whose talent was nurtured and recognised in Lahore but there was no going back for them to the city they loved and had to flee when riots broke out in 1947.
Amrita Pritam(HT File)
Amrita Pritam(HT File)
Updated on Aug 13, 2018 09:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNirupama Dutt

Penguin Random House acquires respected Hindi publisher Hind Pocket Books

Penguin Random House India has acquired Hind Pocket Books, one of the oldest and most respected Hindi language publishers in the country.
Penguin began its Hindi publishing programme in India in 2005.
Penguin began its Hindi publishing programme in India in 2005.
Published on Jun 29, 2018 08:14 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

Round about: Keeping Amrita Pritam’s flame burning

With Amrita Pritam’s centenary celebrations a little more than a year away, heartwarming tributes to her from fans light the way
The Amrita-Imroz award.(HT Photo)
The Amrita-Imroz award.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 10, 2018 11:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, | ByNirupama Dutt

I wish I could’ve done The Fault In Our Stars! Dia Mirza talks movies and saving the planet

The actor reveals her dream director, title of her autobiography and more!
Actor Dia Mirza
Actor Dia Mirza
Updated on Apr 28, 2018 11:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySamreen Tungekar

Actor Deepti Naval: I didn’t go to an acting school, but I was cut out to be an actor

In the Capital for a retrospective on her films hosted by Daulat Ram College, Delhi University, veteran actor Deepti Naval says acting helped her break out of introversion.
Actor and writer Deepti Naval says her next book, an autobiographical work, will be out soon.(Fotocorp)
Actor and writer Deepti Naval says her next book, an autobiographical work, will be out soon.(Fotocorp)
Updated on Mar 09, 2018 01:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNaina Arora, New Delhi
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