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Poet and anthologist Abhay K.(Sourced)

Roundabout: Love beneath the gentle shade of the chameli

By Nirupama Dutt | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 12:25 AM IST
Poet and anthologist Abhay K celebrates love with the unmistakable touch of the subcontinent in a new anthology of great Indian poems
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In recent years there has been an effort by poets, painters, fiction writers and scholars to retrieve the story of Mardana not just as Guru Nanak’s disciple but as a friend of his youth and travel companion in all of his spiritual journeys.(Courtesy: Sidharth (artist))
In recent years there has been an effort by poets, painters, fiction writers and scholars to retrieve the story of Mardana not just as Guru Nanak’s disciple but as a friend of his youth and travel companion in all of his spiritual journeys.(Courtesy: Sidharth (artist))

Roundabout: Play the rabab, Mardania, November is here

By Nirupama Dutt | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 11:49 PM IST
The forgotten value of Mardana in the world of Guru Nanak is being invoked by contemporary poets, painters, fiction writers and scholars in the true spirit of Sikhi
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A still from Pyaasa with Guru Dutt and Waheeda Rehman.(Sourced)
A still from Pyaasa with Guru Dutt and Waheeda Rehman.(Sourced)

Roundabout: Pyaasa revisited on Sahir Ludhianvi’s death anniversary in his Centenary year

By Nirupama Dutt | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 10:30 PM IST
This 1957 film was inspired by the poetry of Sahir and Guru Dutt wove around it the theme of social injustice and the poignant though unspoken love of the poet and the prostitute, which rises above the prejudices of the class-torn social order
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Author Ranjit Powar.(Courtesy: Author’s own)
Author Ranjit Powar.(Courtesy: Author’s own)

Roundabout: Portrait of a village in Punjab before the sundown of Partition

By Nirupama Dutt | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 09:26 PM IST
Chandigarh-based writer, psychologist and activist Ranjit Powar’s debut novel Dusk over the Mustard Fields captures the composite culture of undivided Punjab, which, however, is not without its class, caste, communal and gender inequities
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Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide how much time you want to spend on social media platforms.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide how much time you want to spend on social media platforms.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Random Forays: The Social Dilemma is actually personal

By Vivek Atray | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 10:56 AM IST
The Popular Netflix film highlights the specific quandary that we the people face in today’s social media driven time capsule, but ultimately our lives are impacted by the choices we make
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The book cover: Covid’s Metamorphosis, by Manju Jaidka and Nilak Datta.(Courtesy: Manju Jaidka and Nilak Datta)
The book cover: Covid’s Metamorphosis, by Manju Jaidka and Nilak Datta.(Courtesy: Manju Jaidka and Nilak Datta)

Roundabout: How the cookie crumbles yet again in Covid times

By Nirupama Dutt | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 09:01 PM IST
City writer-academic Manju Jaidka co-edits a book of stories with Nilak Datta that touches upon people’s personal, psychological and political response to the pandemic
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Anusuya Singh Eztevez as young woman.(Sourced)
Anusuya Singh Eztevez as young woman.(Sourced)

Roundabout: The endearing story of the lost girl named Love

By Nirupama Dutt | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 10:57 PM IST
It is said that if a writer falls in love with you then you can never die. So it is with Anusuya Singh Estevez (1936- 2020) who became muse to the much-loved Punjabi poet, late Shiv Kumar Batalvi (1936-1973). Fond tributes pour in from relatives and friends on her passing away as the literary world remembers the lost love story
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Gayatri Gill with her book.(Courtesy: The author)
Gayatri Gill with her book.(Courtesy: The author)

Roundabout: Unlocking the lockdown with stories

By Nirupama Dutt | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 02:19 AM IST
Young author Gayatri Gill makes an electric debut with The Day Before Today, a collection of Lockdown stories in the times of Covid-19
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Manohar Singh as Tughlaq, a rare photograph by Ebrahim Alkazi.
Manohar Singh as Tughlaq, a rare photograph by Ebrahim Alkazi.

Roundabout: ‘Our revels now are ended’

By Nirupama Dutt | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 11:23 PM IST
Artistes recall Girish Karnad’s play Tughlaq, which was staged in Delhi with the grand Purana Qila as a backdrop by Ebrahim Alkazi with his student Manohar Singh reliving the role in all its intensity
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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

By Nirupama Dutt | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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
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Rani Balbir Kaur in the play Rani Jindan.(HT Photo)
Rani Balbir Kaur in the play Rani Jindan.(HT Photo)

Roundabout: Playing the role of women in the life of Maharaja Ranjit Singh

By Nirupama Dutt | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 11:12 PM IST
Two veteran actors of the stage and screen recall with joy the roles they played of the brave queens of the Sikh Raj and their resilience even in trying times
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Joiginder Paul with Krishna Paul together in their life’s journey.
Joiginder Paul with Krishna Paul together in their life’s journey.

Roundabout: My Other Half – Telling tales of the storyteller from Sialkot

By Nirupama Dutt | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 11:07 PM IST
Urdu fiction writer Joginder Paul (1025-2016) gave a sensitive pen to Partition with memorable fiction such as Dera Baba Nanak and Sleepwalkers. His wife Krishna looks back at the man as she turns 90
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An upright reporter and a woman of strong beliefs, Rama Sharma was never afraid of speaking out her mind(HT Photo)
An upright reporter and a woman of strong beliefs, Rama Sharma was never afraid of speaking out her mind(HT Photo)

ROUNDABOUT: Remembering Rama Sharma, a woman of substance

By Nirupama Dutt
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 04:47 PM IST
The brave daughter of Partition was more concerned about breaking glass ceilings than fitting into glass slippers
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A rare photograph of Sahir Ludhianvi from the Sajjad Zaheer estate.
A rare photograph of Sahir Ludhianvi from the Sajjad Zaheer estate.

Roundabout: Legend of Sahir Ludhianvi, lore of Pyaasa

By Nirupama Dutt | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2018 08:59 AM IST
One grew up listening to the songs he penned, truly songs of hope: Yeh subha kabhi to aayegi (It will be morning again).
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Roundabout: Broken words, bruised images

By Nirupama Dutt | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 10:11 PM IST
A lone candle is lit on what could be a slice of cake. Or is it the edge of a stone; a stone which is used to kill a little girl?
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