ART & CULTURE

Noted Hindi writer Krishna Sobti passes away

TIA WEB DESK Well known Hindi writer and essayist, Krishna Sobti passed away today. She was 94. She was recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1980 for her novel Zindaginama and was awarded the Jnanpith in 2017 for her contribution to Indian literature. Language used by Sobti in her writings is influenced by the intermingling … Continue reading Noted Hindi writer Krishna Sobti passes away

Renowned Gujarati poet Sitanshu Yashashchandra gets Saraswati Samman

Onkar Singh / New Delhi Well Known Noted Gujarati poet Sitanshu Yashashchandra has been awarded Saraswati Samman,2017, for his poetry collection in Gujarati named “Vakhar”. Noted film director and author Gulzar gave away the award at a function at National museum auditorium in here today. This is the 27th edition of the prestigious award instituted … Continue reading Renowned Gujarati poet Sitanshu Yashashchandra gets Saraswati Samman

Noted Urdu writer Prof Hamidi Kashmiri passes away

  AMN Dr. Hamidi Kashmiri, the tallest literary figure in the world of Urdu language, literature and literary criticism passed away last night. He was a prolific creative writer, an acclaimed critic and propounder of “Iktishaafi Tanqueed” . His demise has created a void difficult to fill, especially in the subcontinent. He has also been … Continue reading Noted Urdu writer Prof Hamidi Kashmiri passes away

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

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Google dedicates doodle to Madhubala on her 86th birth anniversary

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