Jun 23

Poets addicted drugs liquor rumors Sahitya Akademi awardee mansa
Poets are addicted to drugs or liquor, all rumors: Sahitya Akademi awardee from Mansa

Poets addicted drugs liquor rumors Sahitya Akademi awardee mansa. Harmanjeet Singh, 25, of Khyala Kalan village in Mansa district was announced as one of the recipients of Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar in Punjabi language for his book ‘Rani Tatt’ (Royal Element) on Thursday. The awards were recommended by jury members representing 24 Indian languages and

Punjab Budget Session: initiatives to promote Punjabi and Urdu languages

“Punjabi is our mother language and we will do our best to preserve & promote it. To that extent, I propose to set up a Central Institute for Promotion and Development of Punjabi Language at Talwandi Sabo”, Manpreet Badal said in Vidhan Sabha. This institute will undertake activities like digitization and Standardization of Punjabi Language,

Punjabi play writer
Ajmer Aulakh Punjabi play writer dies at 75, was suffering from cancer

He was discharged from Fortis hospital in Mohali last week after being hospitalised for a month. Ajmer Singh Aulakh was a Punjabi play writer (born in 1942 at Kishangarh Village Pharwahi, Mansa District Punjab). He breathed last after a prolonged ailment at his Mansa home in the early morning on June 15,2017.He was suffering from cancer and fought with the

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`Komagata Maru’ soon to be staged in English, Hindi, Bengali

Punjabi play `Komagatta Maru’, written by Gurpreet Singh Ratol, will soon be staged in Hindi, English and Bengali . Harbhajan Gill, President of the foundation said, “The play in itself is unique with all the historical facts shown in it and in accordance with dates. It was played across the country but we want to

Navjot Sidhu Invites Gurpreet Ghuggi To Join Congress

Cabinet Minister Punjab Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday gave a statement that, ‘If a honest man like Gurpreet Ghuggi Wants to join the congress, then he will be most welcomed for this.’Navjot Singh Sidhu attended the programme in Batala held by Punjab Art Council, in the memory of  Shiv Kumar Batalvi. Mr. Sidhu Also announced

Live Healthy With Healthy Mind

Everyone love to live a life full of happiness but in this fast pace of life it is must to have something for your own. Have a good lifestyle will not only allow you to live happily what matters most is the healthier mind. For having a healthy mind its must to have purification of

Americans are having less sex now than before

New York: US adults are today having sex less often than they did in the 1990s and it is not because of their busier lives, says a study. In fact, the researchers found that those who worked more hours actually had sex more often. Blame might be placed on the busy lives of more working

An Everest mystery, ideas for the future, and writing skills

New Delhi:Wade through a journey from the dangerous heights of Mount Everest to the equally treacherous margins of Europe in the mid-20th century; read about ground-breaking new ideas; and navigate the maze of plot construction, narrative viewpoint, character development, dialogue creation and the like as a writer. The IANS bookshelf has some really interesting reads

Valentine’s Day with a difference in Meghalaya

Shillong: It was a Valentine’s Day with a difference in Meghalaya, thanks to Thma U Rangli Juki (TUR) group for launching a relatable social media and sticker campaign to open up discussion on notions of consent, safety, pleasure, equality and respect. The campaign was aimed at creating awareness on consent at a time when sexual

Spice up your look with right accessories

New Delhi: It’s not just chic outfits that can make your fingers or collarbones look more appealing. Reach out for rings and chains to give a boost to your overall look, says an expert. Ishita Sanghal Gupta, founder, Zurova.com, suggests how: * Choosing pastel shades accessories are a favourable option adaptable to both, an outdoor

Intake of fish oil may help fight asthma

New York: Consumption of fish oil, which is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, may be beneficial for patients with inflammatory diseases such as asthma. The findings, led by researchers at University of Rochester in New York, found that omega-3 fatty acid products can reduce the production of IgE — the antibodies that cause allergic

Protective and stylish mobile cases

Ludhiana:Cell phones have become one of the most necessary gadgets to own these days. Many people carry around these gadgets as a style statement and to exhibit their status in and around people. In fact, we use our mobile phones everywhere we go, and this means that they are vulnerable to scratches, smudges, or even

Taj Literature Festival postponed due to elections

  Agra:  The fourth Taj Literature Festival (TLF), scheduled to be held here in February, has been postponed due to upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. It will take place towards the end of the year, TLF chairman Harvijay Bahia told IANS. The TLF began in 2013 and has been attracting celebrities over the years. The

Gulzar’s new book of poems: From Kalburgi to Ayodhya

New Delhi: Poet-lyricist Gulzar has now come out with a book of poems and the topics range from the political climate in the country and intolerance to the plight of the common man, and from atrocities against Dalits to Indo-Pak relations. The 52 poems in “Suspected Poems” are written by Gulzar in his inimitable style

Fine print: A publisher’s account of the Indian literary and cultural scene 

Title: A Scrapbook of Memories; Author: Ashok Chopra; Publisher: Harper Collins India; Pages: 432;        Price: Rs 399 For an unrivalled and intimate look into the life, predilections and scandals of celebrities across the spectrum, from politics to films, cultural and educational levels of a people and their prospects, and close accounts from

Books for Rs 100? Head for World Book Fair, not Daryaganj

  New Delhi:  Publishing stalwarts might be drawing huge crowds at the World Book Fair, but giving them some competition are stalls and stands offering books for just Rs 100. Though stalls by Penguin, Harper Collins, Om Book Stores, Oxford are packed with readers, bookworms are leaving no stone unturned to visit the stands where

An ‘Upanishad’ on Greek mythology

Title: Olympus – An Indian Retelling of the Greek Myths; Author: Devdutt Pattanaik; Publisher: Penguin Random House India; Pages: 296; Price: Rs 499 The Ancient Greeks’ enduring contributions to the world are the idea and practice of democracy, a system of philosophy but, above all, a colourful mythology whose influence, and reinterpretation, still permeates art,

An Indus Valley city’s end and its shadow on the present

Title: The Curse of Mohenjodaro; Author: Maha Khan Phillips; Publisher: Pan Macmillan India; Pages: 448; Price: Rs 399 Certain patterns of behaviour crop up regularly in the course of human history. Attempts to channel supposed power over the unseen, or even religion, to secure unquestioned authority, enrich oneself and yet crave more influence — behaviour

World Book Fair kicks off in the capital

  New Delhi:  Focussed on writings on and by women, the nine day-long New Delhi World Book Fair kicked off here at the Pragati Maidan today amid an impressive ambience, decked with hoardings and posters of women scholars and writers. Minister of State for Human Resources Development Mahendra Nath Pandey inaugurated the fair after which

The recipe for looking good? Eat well

Title: Gorgeous – Eat Well, Look Great; Author: Shvetha Jaishankar; Publisher: HarperCollins; Pages: 175; Price: Rs 799 If you happen to think that all top models have gone through their phase of anorexia and bulimia, here’s something to break the myth — they eat well, and, well, still look great and gorgeous. Former beauty queen