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Rest in Power- Dr. Abhay Flavian Xaxa – “I am not your data”

Abhay Xaxa’s most famous poem was: “I am not your data”, which opposed the government treating Adivasis as mere data. I am not your data, nor am I your vote bank, I am not your project, or any exotic museum… Continue Reading →

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Says CAA “Fascist”, Reads Delhi Activist’s Poem

The video has been widely shared by critics of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act amid violence in Delhi over those for and against the law. Pink Floyd bass player Roger Waters recited the poem in London on Saturday.69New Delhi:  Pink Floyd… Continue Reading →

Tribute to Gandhiji on January 30, 2020 – An Interfaith Musical Evening

The music performance will be held in Central Park, Jaipur, which offers free and open entry to all. “God Has No Religion.” – Mahatma Gandhi When asked if he was a Hindu, Gandhiji said, “Yes, I am. I am also… Continue Reading →

Ailing lyricist and poet Nusrat Badr dead

Mumbai: Popular lyricist Nusrat Badr, who wrote ‘Dola re’ and ‘Hum pe yeh kisne hara rang dala’ for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film ‘Devdas’, died after a long ailment on Thursday. He was the son of eminent Urdu poet Bashir Badr…. Continue Reading →

Controversy over Kathak performance cut short at UP govt event in Lucknow

‘I WAS TOLD ‘ QAWWALI NAHI CHALEGI YAHAN’,ALLEGES DANSEUSE MANJARI CHATURVEDI. IT WAS STOPPED DUE TO TIME CRUNCH, COUNTER ORGANISERS A cultural evening organised by the Department of Culture, UP, in Lucknow on Wednesday turned into a controversial one when a… Continue Reading →

Haal to bure hain, phir bhi dil hai -Hindustani- Rap Song Blasts Regime Brutality

‘ANDOLAN’: Rap Song Blasts Regime Brutality “Haal to bure hain, phir bhi dil hai hindustani,” is a line that repeats multiple times in a rap song titled ANDOLAN, released on December 23, 2019. Written and performed by Delhi-based hip hop artist… Continue Reading →

Sleepless, penniless and hopeless on Brazilian streets

Shobhan SaxenaJANUARY 11, 2020 21:34 In the past seven years, the number of homeless families has increased about 16 times Last Sunday, Carlos da Silva, a 39-year-old homeless man, was sleeping on a pad of flattened cardboard boxes at a… Continue Reading →

Ye tukde tukde kaun hai ? This rap song should be the anthem of the revolution

There can be no protest without music. Whenever people have been fed up about anything, they have sang. And sang. Protest music, for centuries, has been the refuge of the oppressed — a weapon against social and political unrest and… Continue Reading →

Javed Akhtar explains why objecting to Faiz’s ‘Hum Dekhenge’ is laughable

‘Calling Faiz poem anti-Hindu absurd’ New Delhi: Poet Javed Akhtar and renowned Urdu theorist Gopichand Narang have questioned and countered the view that a poem by the renowned sub–continent Urdu poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz is anti-Hindu in nature. Narang said… Continue Reading →

Marathi writers to come together to honour Nayantara Sahgal

After invite row, event on January 29 to ‘raise voice against suppression’ —Shruti Ganapatye In the backdrop of the rescinding of the invitation extended to Nayantara Sahgal for the 92nd All India Marathi Literary Meet, authors and writers from the Marathi community… Continue Reading →

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