ART & CULTURE

Noted English author Amitav Ghosh gets Jnanpith Award

    Our Correspondent / NEW DELHI WELL known English writer Amitav Ghosh has been honoured with this year’s prestigious Jnanpith Award. The decision was taken in a meeting of Jnanpith Selection Board chaired by eminent novelist, scholar and Jnanpith laureate Pratibha Ray. In a statement, Bharatiya Jnanpith said Amitav Ghosh is a path-breaking novelist. In … Continue reading Noted English author Amitav Ghosh gets Jnanpith Award

Noted Indian classical musician Ustad Imrat Khan dies in US

AMN / WEB DESK Classical music stalwart Ustad Imrat Khan, who dedicated his life to propagating the Sitar and the surbahar worldwide, has died Thursday in St Louis, United State after a brief illness. He was 83. His son Nishat Khan said Imrat Khan breathed his last Thursday in a hospital in St Louis, his … Continue reading Noted Indian classical musician Ustad Imrat Khan dies in US

Pakistan: Noted Urdu writer, poet Fahmida Riaz is dead

WEB DESK Noted Progressive Urdu writer, poet, human rights activist and feminist of Pakistan Fahmida Riaz passed away in Lahore today after prolong illness. She was 72.  She is survived by three children, one daughter and two sons, from two marriages. She was author of Godaavari, Khatt-e Marmuz, and Khana e Aab O Gil, the … Continue reading Pakistan: Noted Urdu writer, poet Fahmida Riaz is dead

Renowned Hindustani classical musician Annapurna Devi dead

AMN Renowned Hindustani musician Annapurna Devi passed away at the Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai today. She was 91. According to hospital officials, the legendary singer breathed her last at 3.51 am. She was suffering from age-related issues for the last few years. Annapurna Devi was an Indian Surbahar player of Hindustani classical music and … Continue reading Renowned Hindustani classical musician Annapurna Devi dead

11th World Hindi Conference concludes in Mauritius

Photo by MEA Port Louis The 11th World Hindi Conference concluded in Port Louis, Mauritius Monday. Addressing the concluding session, acting President of Mauritius Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory expressed confidence that Hindi will strengthen world peace. Mr. Vyapoory said, the present state of Hindi is very encouraging and it will find its rightful place in the … Continue reading 11th World Hindi Conference concludes in Mauritius

GOOGLE dedicates doodle to famous Urdu writer Ismat Chughtai

              WEB DESK GOOGLE today dedicated its doodle to famous Urdu writer Ismat Chughtai on her 107 th birth anniversary. Ismat Chughtai (1911–91) was most courageous and controversial woman writer of the twentieth century. She carved a niche for herself among her contemporaries of Urdu fiction writers—Rajinder Singh Bedi, … Continue reading GOOGLE dedicates doodle to famous Urdu writer Ismat Chughtai

11th World Hindi Conference begins in Mauritius

Port Louis The 11th World Hindi Conference began in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. A two-minute silence was observed in the beginning of the conference to pay tribute to former Prime Minister and poet Atal Bihari Vajpayee. After that Prime Minister of Mauritius Praveen Kumar Jagannath inaugurated the conference. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, … Continue reading 11th World Hindi Conference begins in Mauritius

Shafey Kidwai of AMU get prestigious Iqbal Samman

AMN / Prof Shafey Kidwai of Aligarh Muslim University AMU, has been conferred with the prestigious Iqbal Samman 2018 by Madhya Pradesh govt for his contribution in the field of Urdu literature and culture. Instituted in 1986-87, by Madhya Pradesh government, Iqbal Samman is a prestigious annual award given in the field of creative Urdu … Continue reading Shafey Kidwai of AMU get prestigious Iqbal Samman

Renowned Poet Neeraj passes away

Hindi poet Gopal Das Neeraj passed away in New Delhi last evening after a prolonged illness. He was 94. His famous poetic works include Asawari, Lahar Pukare and Paran Geet. Born in Etawah district of Uttar Pradesh on 4th January 1925, Neeraj also created name for his lyrics for films like Prem Pujari, Tere Mere … Continue reading Renowned Poet Neeraj passes away

World Sanskrit Conference begins in Vancouver in Canada

WEB DESK Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar will inaugurate the 17th World Sanskrit Conference in Vancouver, Canada, today. More than 500 scholars and delegates from over 40 countries are participating in the five-day event. They will present papers on various subjects. An official release said, there will be a special panel discussion on over … Continue reading World Sanskrit Conference begins in Vancouver in Canada

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Threat to Dilip Kumar’s Bungalow, Saira Banu Seeks PM’s Help

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Malayalam, Ladakhi films win big at IFFI

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