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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......

Tamil author Perumal Murugan ends self-imposed exile with 200 new poems

Contemporary Tamil author Perumal Murugan on Monday ended a self-imposed literary exile of 19 months with a new book -- a collection of 200 poems A Coward's Song. Threatened by protests from......

'What we leave behind of ourselves through work is most important'

‘It saddens me that the youth are getting interested in money, not cultural values’ IMAGE: File Photo of Renowned artist S H Raza during the launch of new line of jewellery depicting......

Legendary artist S H Raza passes away

'He was very honest and never liked shortcuts. He did whatever he liked and was decisive.' 'He was the cultural ambassador of India. He had represented the art fraternity of the country......

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......

'Writing is an art, a craft and an expression with limitless potential to evolve'

'This may seem like a lyrical lamenting of a writer, but it is the sad reality in and outside the industry. In films, nine out of 10 times the writer's name is not mentioned in posters, publicity......
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Raza's missing 'Bindu' traced to city

BHOPAL: Almost six years after the painting of legendary artist Syed Haider Raza went missing from his alma mater, a government primary school in... ...
Institutional heads giving in to thought policing

Are we allowed to talk about academic freedom in these surgical times? But just as a soldier has to defend the borders to save the integrity of the... ...
Hindi writer Uday Prakash

The first among the many to have returned their awards a year ago, Hindi writer Uday Prakash looks back at his decision that sparked a movement,... ...
Gandhi revisited through narration

Weaving a series of words together, Fouzia Dastangao and Fazal Rashid on Thursday presented a marvelous narration of Mahatma Gandhi's life at the... ...
Lalit Kala Akademi gets a new administrator

Bengaluru-based artist Krishna Setty is the third administrator that the institution has seen since it was taken over by the Union Culture Ministry... ...

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