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First ever News Magazine Programme in Sanskrit

The All India Radio is to broadcast the first ever “News Magazine” programme in Sanskrit. The programme has been titled “Sanskrit Saptahiki”. Highlights The news programme is to be aired every Saturday for a duration of 20 minutes. Also, the programme is to be re-telecasted on Sunday. The programme will broadcast developments of the week. ..

Manoj Das to receive Mystic Kalinga Literary Award

The prestigious Mystic Kalinga Literary Award (Indian and Global Languages) is to be presented to the noted Odia and English writer Manoj Das. The award would be presented during the Mystic Kalinga Festival (MKF) which commences in Bhubaneswar on February 8. The Mystic Kalinga Literary Award is conferred to a person who has made significant ..

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival celebrated in Mumbai

The famous arts festival called ‘Kala Ghoda Arts Festival’ is celebrated annually in the city of Mumbai. The 21st edition of the street festival has recently commenced. This year, the nine-day-long festival has a variety of events in 12 sections, related to arts, music, cinema, literature, theatre and heritage walks. This year’s edition of KGAF ..

Writer Anand selected for 27th Ezhuthachan Puraskaram 2019

Noted writer Anand has been selected for the 27th Ezhuthachan Puraskaram for his overall contributions to Malayalam language and Literature. It is the highest literary honour of the Kerala government. The prize is named after Ezhuthachan, the father of Malayalam language. It consists of a purse of Rs 5 lakh and a citation.    

Leeladhar Jagoori honoured with 28th Vyas Samman for year 2018

In New Delhi , the well known Hindi writer Leeladhar Jagoori has been honoured with the prestigious 28th Vyas Samman for the year 2018 for his poetry collection- ‘Jitne Log Utne Prem’. Since 1991, the Vyas Samman is given by K K Birla Foundation for an outstanding literary work in Hindi authored by an Indian ..

Dr. K Siva Reddy awarded Saraswati Samman 2018

Telugu poet Dr. K Siva Reddy has been awarded the prestigious Saraswati Samman 2018 for his collection of poetry titled ‘Pakkaki Ottigilite (Turning Aside While Lying Down)’. The award has been conferred by the KK Birla Foundation &  carries a cash prize of  Rs 15 lakh, a citation and a plaque.

Ravish Kumar wins first Gauri Lankesh National Award for Journalism

In Bengaluru, Senior journalist and Ramon Magsaysay awardee Ravish Kumar has recently received the first Gauri Lankesh National Award for Journalism by freedom fighter H.S. Doreswamy. He was chosen for the award for sharp news analysis and uncompromising secular stance by the Gauri Lankesh Memorial Trust (GLMT). Apart from this, three books –  ‘Neera Nade’ ..

Lyricist and poet Pazhavila Ramesan passes away

Pazhavila Ramesan (83), a popular lyricist & Poet, has passed away in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on June 13, 2019. He is a recipient of the 2019 Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for overall contribution, and had also penned songs for many Malayalam movies including ‘Malooty’, ‘Uncle Bun’ and ‘Vasudha.’ He had also served as the director of ..