Dom Moraes once wrote a moving tribute to a relatively unknown poet, and countless others like him, aptly titled ‘Poet Whom No One Discovered’. He was talking about the quiet, elegant and extraordinary poems
Dom Moraes is widely known as a foundational figure in Indian English literature. He was an editor, essayist, scriptwriter and journalist apart from being an extraordinary poet – for which he is best known.
Ustad Mansur was a seventeenth-century Mughal painter renowned for his depictions of flora and fauna. His works on birds in particular are highly detailed, and proved to be a great source of ornithological insight
Reading Amrita Pritam today is a rare delight; at a time when women who express desire are killed in the name of honour, and men are murdered for loving across religions, to think that
The Bengal Famine of 1943-44 was the greatest man-made disaster, wrecking over three million lives across India and leaving widespread poverty, disease and displacement in its wake. The famine affected vast areas including parts
Kazi Nazrul Islam, the National Poet of Bangladesh, is known mostly for his revolutionary poetry and for speaking out against social injustices. He advocated for religious pluralism – raised as a Muslim, he married
At first glance, it is easy to dismiss Mahadevi Verma (1907-1987) as a writer of vividly sentimental and romantic poetry. On deeper inspection, however, you will find a formidable force of a woman who
In a world that is constantly shrinking, we find both joy and experience frustrations in building cross-cultural friendships. One such famed cross-cultural relationship was a platonic friendship; an emotional and spiritual love that grew
In 1986, the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi invited four eminent artists to participate in the proceedings of the parliament as members of Rajya Sabha (Upper House of the Parliament). The “gang of four”
Nund Reshi or Sheikh Noor ud-Din Wali, also popularly known as Sheikh ul-Alam, was a Kashmiri mystic. He is oft regarded as the patron saint of Kashmiris.
It is said that Nund Reshi spent over