Vajpayee’s ‘faceoff with death’ and how he captured the agony in verse

New Delhi, Aug 16 : Much as he was revered as a stalwart politician, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away at the age of 93 here on Thursday, was widely recognised as a key poet in Hindi, who took poetry beyond the pages of his collections and recited them at numerous public […]

Of travels, crime thrillers and a lifelong association: Vajpayee beyond-the-usual

New Delhi, Aug 16 : “Between the guns and guards, there were two dogs called Sassy and Sophie who would run around the prime ministers house, and also Ritu, the cat,” journalist Saba Naqvi writes in her recent book “Shades of Saffron” in describing Atal Bihari Vajpayees personal life from close quarters. Based on the […]

Tyeb Mehta, Akbar Padamsee paintings to be sold, among other south Asian art

New York, Aug 16 : Coveted artworks by master artists Tyeb Mehta, Akbar Padamsee, Manjit Bawa, Syed Haider Raza, V.S. Gaitonde, and M.F. Husain will be on sale at art dealer Christies auction here, previewing from September 7. The south Asian modern and contemporary art sale will take place on September 12 during Asian Art […]

New book presents Khushwant Singh’s writings on Punjab

New Delhi, Aug 16 : Late writer Khushwant Singh identified deeply with the culture of Punjab and some of his best writings on Punjab, Punjabis and the Sikhs are brought together in a new anthology by his daughter Mala Dayal. Titled “Punjab, Punjabis & Punjabiyat,” the essays and articles in the book celebrate the culture, […]

President greets people on eve of Parsi New Year

New Delhi, Aug 16 : President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday greeted people on the eve of the Parsi New Year. In his message, Kovind said the festival may reinforce commitment of people to synthesis, harmony and goodwill towards all. “On the auspicious occasion of Parsi New Year, I offer my greetings and good wishes […]

Manto comes to vivid life in Nandita Das’ film trailer

By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Aug 16 : Lets not beat around the bush. 2018 is the year of biopics in Bollywood. Barely have we gotten out of the two back-to-back hockey sagas “Soorma” and “Gold”, when its time to relinquish the sportive spirit for a spot of sunshine in the literary world. First things […]