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Check out Super Bowl’s first poet, Amanda Gorman's powerful poem at NFL here(Twitter/NFL)

Check out Super Bowl’s first poet, Amanda Gorman's powerful poem at NFL here

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2021 07:46 PM IST
  • ‘Carry forth the call of our captains’: America’s first ever National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman stirs the country once again with her original poem at the Super Bowl with unthinkable collision of grace and glitz. Check her full poem, Chorus of the Captains, here
Amitabh Bachchan has apologised to a fan for using her poem without credit.
Amitabh Bachchan has apologised to a fan for using her poem without credit.

Amitabh Bachchan apologises to woman for using her poem without credit: ‘I thought it to be good and posted’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 01:10 PM IST
Amitabh Bachchan shared a sweet poem on Twitter recently when a fan told him that she was the original writer behind it. Amitabh apologised for not giving her credit for it.
St Soldier’s school students recite poems.
St Soldier’s school students recite poems.

Punjab school events: St Soldier’s students recite poems

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 06:11 PM IST
The students recited poems highlighting the two topics given to them. The students used props and with their actions and expressions showcased their poetic talent.
Vikas and Ankita pose for a cute picture together.
Vikas and Ankita pose for a cute picture together.

Vikas Gupta pens a poem for Ankita Lokhande, says she is ‘one of a kind’

PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Vikas Gupta shared cute pictures with actor friend Ankita Lokhande as he posted a poem for the ‘good girl who is also honest and is still ‘her mom’s little child’. Check it out here.
Sampooran Singh Kalra, or Gulzar Deenvi (after his birthplace Dina, now in Pakistan) was born on August 18, 1934.(Inhouse image)
Sampooran Singh Kalra, or Gulzar Deenvi (after his birthplace Dina, now in Pakistan) was born on August 18, 1934.(Inhouse image)

Happy Birthday Gulzar: The wordsmith who continues to enthrall through soulful poems, stirring couplets and more

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 06:51 AM IST
Gulzar believes that writing is a full-time job and draws much of his inspiration from the Space. Having spent over 5 decades writing in various forms in the Hindi film industry, publishing books and directing movies, it is the power of his pen that continues to keep everyone mesmerised.
Amitabh Bachchan shared a new photo with Abhishek Bachchan.
Amitabh Bachchan shared a new photo with Abhishek Bachchan.

Amitabh Bachchan kicks coronavirus in new photo with Abhishek Bachchan, shares motivational poem

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 06:40 AM IST
Amitabh Bachchan shared a new Instagram post featuring his son, Abhishek Bachchan. In the picture, the 77-year-old actor was seen ‘kicking’ the coronavirus.
Passing each day is becoming difficult for some of us at times during the current lockdown situation.(Unsplash)
Passing each day is becoming difficult for some of us at times during the current lockdown situation.(Unsplash)

5 poems to feed your soul during the lockdown and social distancing

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2020 01:18 PM IST
We’ve chosen a few poems for you which you can go through whenever feeling down.
While scientists and ornithologists have been trying to explore and understand the mystery as to why birds behave in a particular manner during those weeks in Jatinga, Guwahati-based poet and award-winning author Tapati Baruah Kashyap has chosen to tell the stories of the birds, the beautiful place and the people living there through her poems.(Unsplash)
While scientists and ornithologists have been trying to explore and understand the mystery as to why birds behave in a particular manner during those weeks in Jatinga, Guwahati-based poet and award-winning author Tapati Baruah Kashyap has chosen to tell the stories of the birds, the beautiful place and the people living there through her poems.(Unsplash)

Mysterious suicide of birds in Assam village portrayed in poems

Agartala | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 02:48 PM IST
Jatinga, a small tribal village and Assam’s only hill station, is known for the mysterious suicide of birds during certain weeks of the year.
Women of the Warikari community
Women of the Warikari community

Resurrecting forgotten poems

Mumbai | By Sanskrita Bharadwaj
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 05:05 PM IST
In an interactive session, singer and musician Shruthi Vishwanath will talk about the relevance of Abhangs to young children.
Apart from the demonstrations, marches, hunger strikes and torch rallies by organisations leading the protests, songs, poems and more are keeping the masses inspired.(PTI)
Apart from the demonstrations, marches, hunger strikes and torch rallies by organisations leading the protests, songs, poems and more are keeping the masses inspired.(PTI)

A month on, new songs and poems keep anti-CAA protests in Assam kicking

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2020 05:01 PM IST
Apart from the demonstrations, marches, hunger strikes and torch rallies by organisations leading the protests, songs, poems and more are keeping the masses inspired.
Faezeh Jalali’s latest play, Bone of Contention, is a farcical take on the ‘cosmopolitan’ Mumbai; location courtesy: Prithvi Theatre(Brahms Dirsipo)
Faezeh Jalali’s latest play, Bone of Contention, is a farcical take on the ‘cosmopolitan’ Mumbai; location courtesy: Prithvi Theatre(Brahms Dirsipo)

Dear 2020: Faezeh Jalali pens a poem for the coming year

Hindustan Times | By Faezeh Jalali
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2019 10:52 PM IST
A place…Where conventions are challenged/ Where everyone plays a part/ Where theatre connects to the world at large!
A Mumbai-based NGO bought the collection for just ₹3,000. It now plans to preserve and exhibit it.(PTI)
A Mumbai-based NGO bought the collection for just ₹3,000. It now plans to preserve and exhibit it.(PTI)

Sahir Ludhianvi’s handwritten notes, poems found at Mumbai scrap shop

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 12:49 AM IST
Mumbai-based Film Heritage Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, found these items recently amid a dump of newspapers and magazines at the scrap shop in Juhu, and now it plans to preserve and exhibit the archives.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 01:27 PM IST
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.
Many poems are wrongly attributed to Gulzar.(HT File Photo)
Many poems are wrongly attributed to Gulzar.(HT File Photo)

Many poems credited to Gulzar on social media are not his

By Nirupama Dutt
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2019 02:35 AM IST
Talking to HT on the growing phenomenon of poems wrongly attributed to him, the veteran poet said, “Earlier I used to say 99 per cent poems on Whatsapp posted as mine are wrongly attributed to me, but now I can say for sure that 100 per cent of them are fake. I had written a poem called ‘Adatein bhi ajeeb hoti hain’ (Habits are strange, indeed) but I would certainly not write that women are strange!”
Congress Leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury greets Om Birla as he elected Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Wednesday, 19 June, 2019.(ANI photo)
Congress Leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury greets Om Birla as he elected Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Wednesday, 19 June, 2019.(ANI photo)

In house, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury dedicates poem to new Lok Sabha speaker

New Delhi | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2019 05:41 PM IST
Chowdhary further said that as speaker of this house, one needs to be impartial and protect the dignity and spirit of this house.
Sunny Deol holds a young Karan tightly.(Instagram)
Sunny Deol holds a young Karan tightly.(Instagram)
IAS officer Nidhi Choudhari’s sarcasm in the tweet dated May 17 missed the mark and sparked a controversy.(HT Photo)
IAS officer Nidhi Choudhari’s sarcasm in the tweet dated May 17 missed the mark and sparked a controversy.(HT Photo)

IAS officer responds to transfer with poem

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 01:48 PM IST
Nidhi Choudhari after her transfer posted a tweet written in Hindi, saying if Gandhiji would have been alive, he would have cried with her.
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu addresses a gathering in Nabi Karim, Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu addresses a gathering in Nabi Karim, Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

With puns and poems, Navjot Singh Sidhu a hit at Nabi Karim

New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2019 08:08 AM IST
Be it imitating Modi’s ‘bhaiyon and behenon’ remark — something Sidhu repeatedly did — or referring to yoga (he kept twisting and turning his body), Sidhu managed to evoke laughter and applause from the crowd.
A BJP activist holds a 'lotus' as Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses 'Save Democracy' rally at Churabhandar, Maynagiri in Jalpaiguri district.(AP File Photo)
A BJP activist holds a 'lotus' as Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses 'Save Democracy' rally at Churabhandar, Maynagiri in Jalpaiguri district.(AP File Photo)
Many on Twitter have shared their own stories about dyslexia.(Twitter/Jane Broadis)
Many on Twitter have shared their own stories about dyslexia.(Twitter/Jane Broadis)

10-year-old’s heartening poem about dyslexia strikes a chord with thousands

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2019 08:12 PM IST
Twitter user Jane Broadis, who is the child’s teacher, shared the poem on Twitter.
Rohit Sharma became a proud father of a baby girl on December 31.(Twitter)
Rohit Sharma became a proud father of a baby girl on December 31.(Twitter)

Rohit Sharma reveals his daughter’s name, pens beautiful poem for her

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2019 03:57 AM IST
Rohit Sharma wrote a beautiful poem for his daughter Samaira on Twitter.
Poet Amrita Pritam was born on August 31, 1919.(Wikimedia Commons)
Poet Amrita Pritam was born on August 31, 1919.(Wikimedia Commons)

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

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 08:53 AM IST
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.

Punjab School Education Board includes poem on Battle of Saragarhi in Class 5 Punjabi textbook

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 09:59 PM IST
The valour and sacrifice of 21 Sikh soldiers of the British Indian Army who fought the Afghans in 1897 is now part of the school curriculum.
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