Gateway LitFest Writer Of The Year

The great Marathi writer Urmila is known for her frank and direct style of writing, which reflects her own experiences of the myriad difficulties of being a woman and that,…

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Writer at Heart

Des Raj Kali has produced hundreds of articles on dalits, culture and literature in various magazines including ‘Tehalka’ and has been conferred upon several awards as fiction writer. He has…

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Talent Turf

9400789625 Shaik Mahammad Shareef, known as Vempalle Shareef, was born in Vempalle village in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh and is noted short-story writer. He got the Kendra Sahitya Academy…

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Interview with Speakers at GLF 2018

Religion and incidents in an immediate society shaped the writings of Mercy Margaret, winner of Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar in Telugu.

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Thus Spake…

The biggest challenges faced by poetry today is the challenge of freedom. No way of writing is sacrosanct. The challenge lies in remaining true to yourself and create something original, rather than to contrive, a practice that is usually seen in contemporary poems,

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