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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 →

Varavara Rao to remain in Nanavati hospital; Bombay HC to hear ailing poet’s bail plea on Jan 7

The Bombay High Court Monday directed the Nanavati hospital to submit a fresh report to the Court indicating the health status of Dr. PV Varavara Rao, an accused in the Bhima Koregaon case. A division bench of Justices SS Shinde… Continue Reading →

Poem – “Every case is different” says Milord

byRaju Z Mora Why should there be consistency In how the majestic courts decide? It depends on so many factors Including who appears on which side “Every case is different” says Milord Why should decisions be the same? Provide us… Continue Reading →

Asif Basra – (1967-2020) Jottings about a Friend

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I would like to paint the way a bird sings.— Claude Monet # A flashback On a fund-raising spree I contacted Asif Basra on WhatsApp In my bulldozer style, I asked “Oyeee how are you …. Please can you do… Continue Reading →

The Young Woman Who Would Not Cry

Jyoti Jagtap sang against Hindutva, casteism, inequality. In September, unafraid and resolute, she became the third member of a cultural troupe to be arrested in the Bhima-Koregaon case and its youngest accused. Like 15 others, she faces charges of sedition… Continue Reading →

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