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The mystery of the English language

New Delhi: Perhaps because it’s the only language I know properly I’m fascinated by the idiosynscrasies of English. Its pronunciation is often inexplicable, its spelling mystifying and the same word can have different meanings, including…

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Tagore’s painting creates new global auction record for artist at Christie’s

New Delhi: Though central government or West Bengal government are not known to have made any official attempt at acquiring a 1930 painting of Rabindranath Tagore, it has been auctioned recently by international auction house…

Anamika receives Sahitya Akademy Award, an honour for any Hindi poetess after 66 years

New Delhi: Noted Hindi poetess Anamika, senior Congress leader and former Union Minister M Veerappa Moily, and English poet Anurdhati Subramaniam were presented the Sahitya Akademi Award for the year 2020 here on Saturday. Anamika,…

Chair to be set up at BHU honouring Tamil poet Subramaniam Bharti: PM

Gandhinagar:Paying tributes to Tamil poet Subramaniam Bharti on his 100 birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that there will be a special chair set up at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) to…

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Jamia pays tribute to Mujib Rizvi

New Delhi:In a rare gesture, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) has paid tribute to the founder of its Hindi department and Hindi Urdu scholar Mujeeb Rizvi by bringing out a magazine named “Mujib” on the occasion…

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‘Koyi aata nahin phir mar ke’: The couple who gave us timeless melodies

‘Dekh lo aaj humko jee bhar ke, koyi aata nahin phir mar ke’ – this poignant and heart-rending song of Hindi classic movie ‘Bazaar’ (1982), which beautifully portrays the pangs of separation suffered by lovers,…

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Remembering Vajpayee through his poems

Chandigarh:I had my first encounter with former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at an inter-college declamation contest at Dhuri, a small town in Sangrur district of Punjab in the 80s. He was then a leader…

No two Ramayanas entirely similar: Author Anand Neelakantan

By Siddhi Jain New Delhi: The rich heritage of mythological epics in India has begun to reflect in the popular audiobook production and listenership. The latest in this direction is ‘Many Ramayanas & Many Lessons…

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Remembering Alkazi who taught acting to Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri

Chandigarh: In the 1920s, an Arab trader came to India and got settled in Bombay, now known as Mumbai. He was from Saudi Arabia and his wife from Kuwait. They gave birth to nine children.…

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Film festival to showcase pre-independence Indian scientific community

New Delhi: ‘Swatantrata Ka Amrit Mahotsav Ka Vigyaan Filmostav’, a science film festival to highlight the role of Indian scientists, science communicators and teachers in the Indian Independence movement will be held between August 13 and…

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