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Writer Ashok Vajpeyi returns D.Lit to protest Dalit student's suicide

Noted writer Ashok Vajpeyi on Tuesday decided to return D.Lit given to him by Hyderabad University in protest against the “anti-Dalit” attitude of authorities which has allegedly driven......

After Nayantara, Ashok Vajpeyi returns Sahitya Akademi Award

After eminent writer Nayantara Sahgal, former Lalit Kala Akademi chairman Ashok Vajpeyi has returned the Sahitya Akademi Award to protest the "assault on right to freedom of both life and......

Return of awards a 'spontaneous' form of protest: President Pranab

President Pranab Mukherjee has said that the return of awards by writers and intellectuals was "evidently spontaneous" and a way of protest that has triggered a nation-wide debate on the issue of......

At meet to discuss growing intolerance, historian likens RSS to Islamic State

Vehemently rejecting the charge that Congress and Leftists were behind their protest against “growing intolerance”, writers and artistes on Sunday alleged that the ruling Bharatiya......

Authors urge Sahitya Akademi to reinvent itself

Writers including those who had returned their Sahitya Akademi awards on Sunday wrote to the National Academy of Letters urging it to build on the resolution passed during its recent emergency meet......

Heavy taxes hit art business

The financial meltdown and heavy taxes on works of art imported or sold in India has caused many art galleries to shut down in recent times.Speaking on the sidelines of the international symposium......
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Hot springs erupt by the Thames

The obvious summer destination for the literati is London, where the greatest literary show on earth, of course, Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF),... ...

http://m.hindustantimes.com/punjab/round-about-hot-springs-erupt-by-the-thames-jaipur-lit-fest-jnu-jlf-vedanta/story-qMyxtzTokV5F4gnfQm2o7M.html
A shaman of his times

Loaded with insights, Ashok Vajpeyi has left his signature on every page of this book. ...

http://www.thehindu.com/books/literary-review/keki-daruwalla-on-ashok-vajpeyis-magical-poetry/article8594162.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
Fire in the forests, Cancerous Hate of Bhakts, JNU fights back — Signs of the times

Every winter I think of traveling down South. Every summer I think of traveling up North. That's a different matter altogether I don't travel much!... ...

http://www.milligazette.com/news/14224-fire-in-the-forests-cancerous-hate-of-bhakts-jnu-fights-back-signs-of-the-times
No serious thought for forest fires

Forests have never been subjected to fires of this magnitude …widespread and spreading out. Not in these developed times! Not when we sit... ...

http://www.kashmirtimes.com/newsdet.aspx?q=52429
Poets, singers voice concern through verses

New Delhi, Apr 23 (PTI) Noted poets and writers today came together with a unique way of voicing concern against "attack on freedom of expression"... ...

http://www.ptinews.com/news/7365346_Poets--singers-voice-concern-through-verses.html

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