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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
Lady Gaga opens up about mental health in new song 911, calls it ‘poetry of pain’(Instagram/ladygaga)
Lady Gaga opens up about mental health in new song 911, calls it ‘poetry of pain’(Instagram/ladygaga)

‘Thank you little monsters’: Lady Gaga opens up about mental health in new song 911, calls it ‘poetry of pain’

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 04:23 PM IST
Lady Gaga goes vulnerable about her experiences with mental health as she drops the film of her latest song 911, ‘a record that hides in nothing but the truth’
Dr Noopur Gupta has taken to writing poetry to ward off negative thoughts.
Dr Noopur Gupta has taken to writing poetry to ward off negative thoughts.

Covid-19 world: Young medics take to poetry, music, cooking to de-stress

Hindustan Times | By Mallika Bhagat, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 05:18 PM IST
The pandemic has posed quite a tough task for young doctors, who have taken to hobbies such as singing, cooking, cycling and more to keep their morale high.
(Mayank Austen Soofi)
(Mayank Austen Soofi)

Delhiwale: Poetry, in the time of job loss

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Mayank Austen Soofi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 05:38 AM IST
Mr Hussain is fond of Mirza Ghalib, Faiz Ahmad Faiz (in fact, he is holding a copy of Faiz’s verses right now), Gulzar and many others including Rahat Indori, who died a few days back
Poetry in stone: Fatehpur Sikri through a jali.(Corbis via Getty Images)
Poetry in stone: Fatehpur Sikri through a jali.(Corbis via Getty Images)

Review: Poetry of Belonging: Muslim Imaginings of India 1850-1950 by Ali Khan Mahmudabad

Hindustan Times | By Lamat R Hasan
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 03:30 PM IST
A book that is as much a scholarly read on the 19th century, as it is an oblique critique of the present
Poet Lal Singh Dil pouring tea in tumblers at his tea shack in Samrala’s motor market(Photo: Diwan Manna)
Poet Lal Singh Dil pouring tea in tumblers at his tea shack in Samrala’s motor market(Photo: Diwan Manna)

Roundabout: Memories and poetry brewed with tea and a little sugar

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Nirupama Dutt
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 10:57 PM IST
Revisiting the past in times of social distancing one draws from the memories stored in the heart. Captured here are scenes from the life of poet Lal Singh Dil (April 1943- August 2007) and the tea shack he owned for some time in Samrala town
The monsoon season has begun taking over the nation, with the sweet smell of wet earth and running water droplets on window panes.
The monsoon season has begun taking over the nation, with the sweet smell of wet earth and running water droplets on window panes.

Prose and poetry to get you in the mood for the perfect monsoon season

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 10:38 AM IST
For countless generations, authors, poets and musicians have tried to capture the raw feeling that rain brings along with it. To get you in the mood for this perfect season, here are some quotes and poems about monsoon that will delight our soul.
It takes a certain degree of energy and will—and a healthy sprinkling of providence—but some are actually managing to use the lockdown to work on long-pending personal projects and ambitions.
It takes a certain degree of energy and will—and a healthy sprinkling of providence—but some are actually managing to use the lockdown to work on long-pending personal projects and ambitions.

What’s your lockdown challenge?

Hindustan Times | By Dipanjan Sinha
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 12:07 PM IST
It takes a certain degree of energy and will—and a healthy sprinkling of providence—but some are actually managing to use the lockdown to work on long-pending personal projects and ambitions.

Soulful song and poignant poetry… antidotes to Quarantine blues in this week’s WTF

By Team HT Brunch
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2020 02:48 AM IST
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Literary figures have started reciting their work from home, live streaming it for thousands of book lovers.(Unsplash)
Literary figures have started reciting their work from home, live streaming it for thousands of book lovers.(Unsplash)

COVID-19: Live streaming of poetry and book reading sessions

Kolkata | By PTI
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2020 06:22 PM IST
Two prominent literary figures, exploring different genres of work, have recited their work from home live streamed for thousands of book lovers who cannot attend book reading sessions, poetry recitals and art events in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Power of poetry, India’s hidden gems, and first-world problems in this week’s WTF

Hindustan Times | By HT Brunch Team
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 12:21 AM IST
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An interesting aspect of the work of these young poets - men like Hussain Haidry, Vrun Grover and Amir Aziz - is that it is open-source. They are happy for it to be quoted, shared, even modified. And as a result, it is being embraced at rallies, used online, recited at protests and gatherings.(HT File Photo)
An interesting aspect of the work of these young poets - men like Hussain Haidry, Vrun Grover and Amir Aziz - is that it is open-source. They are happy for it to be quoted, shared, even modified. And as a result, it is being embraced at rallies, used online, recited at protests and gatherings.(HT File Photo)

Voices in the dark: Meet the poets behind the lines on the street

Hindustan Times | By Dipanjan Sinha
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2020 07:48 PM IST
Hindustani Musalmaan, Hum Kagaz Nahi Dikhayenge, Tum Kaun Ho Be — their poems are current, resonant, a response to their times. Now, their lines are popping up as slogans, songs and memes.
The group, which currently has 36 performers in France, and just as many in Japan, has been travelling across the world whispering texts in various languages including Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Hebrew, Portuguese, Turkish, Romanian, Japanese and English, since its inception in 2001.(Unsplash)
The group, which currently has 36 performers in France, and just as many in Japan, has been travelling across the world whispering texts in various languages including Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Hebrew, Portuguese, Turkish, Romanian, Japanese and English, since its inception in 2001.(Unsplash)

Making poetry accessible, one whisper at a time

Jaipur | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 06:26 PM IST
This seemingly spontaneous piece of performance art, is part of a larger movement by a French group ‘Les Souffleurs’ or ‘The Whisperers’ to make art, in all forms, more accessible.
Poetry by the renowned poet and lyricist, Kaifi Azmi that will move you and appeal to your pensive mood days.
Poetry by the renowned poet and lyricist, Kaifi Azmi that will move you and appeal to your pensive mood days.

Poetry by Kaifi Azmi that will move you and appeal to your pensive mood days

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2020 05:45 PM IST
Kaifi Azmi 101st birth anniversary: The renowned poet was an important figure in the progressive writers’ movement who brought about the winds of change and set a benchmark. Here are 11 nazms by Kaifi Sahab that will move you yet enrich you.
Little Letters Linked has over 5,00,000 followers on Instagram and 1 million followers on Facebook.(Digpu)
Little Letters Linked has over 5,00,000 followers on Instagram and 1 million followers on Facebook.(Digpu)

Little Letters Linked is Shagun Singh’s initiative to deliver quality content to the masses

UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 06:08 PM IST
Founded in 2018, Little Letters Linked aka LLL, is a platform for micro-tales and musings.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI file)
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI file)

Poetry reading should be compulsory part of curriculum, says Vice President

Bhubaneswar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 09:59 AM IST
Emphasising that peace is a pre-requisite for progress, the vice president said that poetry can be a powerful medium to secure peace, happiness, brotherhood and harmony.
Chatrabhuj Narseee Memorial School organised an inter-school group recitation competition for Class 5 and Class 6 students, in which 350 students participated.(HT)
Chatrabhuj Narseee Memorial School organised an inter-school group recitation competition for Class 5 and Class 6 students, in which 350 students participated.(HT)

School in Mumbai promotes world peace through poetry

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 02:33 PM IST
The event was organised under the guidance of school principal Kavita Sanghvi along with the teachers and students of Chatrabhuj Narseee Memorial School and ND Parekh Pre-Primary School.
Winners with their certificates.(HT)
Winners with their certificates.(HT)

Students recite poetry at Guru Nanak International school Ludhiana

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 12:44 PM IST
Students recited poetry in Punjabi and English. The theme was the life and teachings of Guru Nanak.
Here’s what to watch, tap, follow this week
Here’s what to watch, tap, follow this week

Guest woes, inspiring poetry et al for this week’s WTF

Hindustan Times | By Team HT Brunch
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 07:53 PM IST
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Sarita Jenamani, an Indian poet writing in English and Odiya, and Aftab Husain, an eminent Urdu poet from Pakistan, living and working in Vienna, have brought out an anthology of Punjabi poetry with a difference ‘Silence Between the Notes’, inspired by the famous quote on music by Mozart.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Sarita Jenamani, an Indian poet writing in English and Odiya, and Aftab Husain, an eminent Urdu poet from Pakistan, living and working in Vienna, have brought out an anthology of Punjabi poetry with a difference ‘Silence Between the Notes’, inspired by the famous quote on music by Mozart.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Gathering pieces of the partition in poetry for world audience

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Nirupama Dutt
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 02:40 AM IST
The two most acclaimed poems on the Partition came from Urdu poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz, ‘Subah-e Azadi (The Dawn of Freedom) and Punjabi poet Amrita Pritam’s ‘Ajj Akhan Waris Shah Nu’ (Ode to Waris Shah) are well known.
The controversy has erupted at a crucial time when the NRC list is just over a month away.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
The controversy has erupted at a crucial time when the NRC list is just over a month away.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

9 people whose poetry depicted Assamese as ‘xenophobic’ yet to be identified: Police

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 07:24 PM IST
The controversy which has erupted just as the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) has been put in place has evoked sharp responses and pleas to put it to rest to maintain peace even as sections have condemned the FIR.
Rekha and Farooq Sheikh in Umrao Jaan(HT Photo)
Rekha and Farooq Sheikh in Umrao Jaan(HT Photo)

Review: Shahryar: A Life in Poetry by Rakhshanda Jalil

Hindustan Times | By Lamat R Hasan
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 05:53 PM IST
A new biography states that Shahryar’s work as a film lyricist harmed his image of being a serious poet
When Finance Minister Piyush Goyal was concluding his Budget speech with a couplet in Lok Sabha, Athawale was on his feet eager to recite a poem.Photo by Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times(HT Photo)
When Finance Minister Piyush Goyal was concluding his Budget speech with a couplet in Lok Sabha, Athawale was on his feet eager to recite a poem.Photo by Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times(HT Photo)

Ramdas Athawale wanted to recite poetry during Budget speech

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2019 06:34 PM IST
On Friday, when Finance Minister Piyush Goyal was concluding his Budget speech with a couplet in Lok Sabha, Athawale was on his feet eager to recite a poem.
the syllabus is changed by inviting suggestions from senior professors from different universities.(File)
the syllabus is changed by inviting suggestions from senior professors from different universities.(File)

UGC NET syllabus changed for Punjabi; excludes poetry of two Sikh Gurus

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Arshdeep Arshi, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2019 08:34 AM IST
NET determines eligibility for college and university lectureship and junior research fellowship (JRF). The test is administered by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The exam’s pattern has also changed.
A poetry-reading event in Delhi. Poetry stalls time, makes you stop and go back.(HT Photo)
A poetry-reading event in Delhi. Poetry stalls time, makes you stop and go back.(HT Photo)

Poetry can provide us solace from life’s relentless pressures

By Mark Tully
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2018 05:25 PM IST
One’s home is one place where we can abdicate from today’s barbarity. Provided, of course, we don’t regard our homes as assets accruing value in the property market, writes Mark Tully.
Watch this superbly timed stand-up by Mohit Anand called It’s My Birthday
Watch this superbly timed stand-up by Mohit Anand called It’s My Birthday

Stand-up, poetry, Brexit: This week’s Brunch WTF

Hindustan Times | By Team HT Brunch
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 11:42 PM IST
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Prasoon Joshi with eminent Hindi poet and lyricist Gopal Das Neeraj.
Prasoon Joshi with eminent Hindi poet and lyricist Gopal Das Neeraj.

Gopal Das Neeraj’s poetry has a strand of hope in it, writes Prasoon Joshi

By Prasoon Joshi
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2018 11:40 PM IST
Doyen of Hindi poetry Gopal Das Neeraj passed away on Thursday evening at the AIIMS trauma centre here. He was 93.
Indian captain Virat Kohli celebrates reaching his century during the 3rd Momentum ODI match between South Africa and India at PPC Newlands on February 07, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.(Getty Images)
Indian captain Virat Kohli celebrates reaching his century during the 3rd Momentum ODI match between South Africa and India at PPC Newlands on February 07, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.(Getty Images)

Some Personal Memories: Poetry & Cricket

Hindustan Times | By Sudeep Sen
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 05:26 PM IST
Poet Sudeep Sen writes about his personal cricketing memories
Poet Ranjit Hoskote’s Jonahwhale is a collection of poems on maritime experiences throughout history.
Poet Ranjit Hoskote’s Jonahwhale is a collection of poems on maritime experiences throughout history.

Poetry is a way of confronting, embracing and engaging with the present: Ranjit Hoskote

Hindustan Times | By Henna Rakheja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2018 06:18 PM IST
The contemporary Indian poet’s latest collection of poems deals with maritime narratives and their influence on time, memory, and language.
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