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Santoor Maestro Shivkumar Sharma Dies. “End Of An Era,” Says Amjad Ali Khan #RIP

Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma Dies: A Padma Vibhushan recipient, Shivkumar Sharma was born in Jammu in 1938 and is believed to be the first musician to have played Indian classical music on the santoor, a folk instrument from Jammu and… Continue Reading →

Poet & Dalit Panther Namdeo Dhasal’s poetry embraced those discarded by society

Dhasal’s poetry, which was steeped in harsh words, attempted to translate the violent existence of Dalits and the oppressed to paper. = Unnato Mishra New Delhi: “Both my individual and my collective life have been through such tremendous upheavals that if… Continue Reading →

Poem – I am A Muslim Woman, in protest against the Bulli Deals

Written by celebrated poet Moumita Alam  I am a Muslim Woman And I am not for sale I sacrifice my life for freedom struggle I stand against the British rule I am Shaheen bagh I am the voice you are… Continue Reading →

Poem by Aquila Khan – तल्ख

ऐसा न था की हम से बनाई ना गईबात इतनी तल्ख थी,की सुनाई ना गई वो कहता रहा मैं अदल का मुहाफीज हूंजब खुद पे बात आई तो निभाई ना गई हमने अक्सर कहा,मुख्तलीफ है हम तुमसेहां कह दिया,मगर ज़ेहन… Continue Reading →

Dr. Siddalingaiah was a man of fiery poetry and wry humour

POSTED ON JUNE 12, 2021 Noted poet Dr. Siddalingaiah, who passed away on Friday, was in the 1970s known for his fiery poetry that inspired a generation of not just Dalit activists, but also all those speaking up against the… Continue Reading →

Dalit Punjabi Writer Prem Gorkhi breathed life into characters pushed to the margins

POSTED ON APRIL 27, 2021 Born to a poor Dalit family in Ladhowal, the Dalit Punjabi writer came up the hard way; he achieved literary success by penning several acclaimed books in a life of immense struggle and told his… Continue Reading →

Qawwali singer Farid Sabri of ‘Sabri Brothers’ fame dies at 58

New Delhi: The famous Qawwali singer Farid Sabri of ‘Sabri Brothers’ fame died at a Jaipur hospital on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Reports suggest he was undergoing treatment for past few days and breathed his last a day back. He… Continue Reading →

Imagining Palestine: On Barghouti, Darwish, Kanafani and the Language of Exile

By Ramzy Baroud For Palestinians, exile is not simply the physical act of being removed from their homes and their inability to return. It is not a casual topic pertaining to politics and international law, either. Nor is it an… Continue Reading →

तानाशाह से भिड़ गये हैं वो इंसान देखिये

by- दीपक कबीर इन डबडबायी आँखों का ये, पैग़ाम देखिये हर दिल मे उठ गया है वो,  तूफान देखिये तानाशाह से भिड़ गये हैं जो,इंसान देखिये इन इंसानों की हताशा पे ये, सम्मान देखिये कि अब जगती हुई आंखों का… Continue Reading →

राष्ट्रगीत में भला कौन वह भारत-भाग्य-विधाता है

रघुवीर सहाय राष्ट्रगीत में भला कौन वहभारत-भाग्य-विधाता हैफटा सुथन्ना पहने जिसकागुन हरचरना गाता है मखमल टमटम बल्लम तुरहीपगड़ी छत्र चंवर के साथतोप छुड़ाकर ढोल बजाकरजय-जय कौन कराता है  पूरब-पश्चिम से आते हैंनंगे-बूचे नरकंकालसिंहासन पर बैठाउनकेतमगे कौन लगाता है  कौन-कौन है… Continue Reading →

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