Tuesday 18 June 2024

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Culture | Literature

Uday Bhembre bags Sahitya Academy award for ‘Karnaparv’

Uday Bhembre, a veteran writer and activist of Konkani movement, bagged India’s most prestigious Sahitya Academy award of this year for his Konkani book ‘Karnaparv’. READ

Goan writers put off IFFI protest, will join march in Kolhapur

Goan writers have decided not to go ahead with their protest during IFFI since the issue of increasing intolerance is being politicised by the Congress in Goa. READ

Detective ‘Shorty’ returns to Goa, from Bomboi

Goa born ace private eye, Shorty Gomes is in Goa. And so is his maker, Ahmed Bunglowala. One’s fictional; the latter’s real; both have made their presence felt amidst literary circles here with the publishing ... READ

Couto responds to charges of hypocrisy over SA awards

Padma Shri awardee and Goa's eminent author Maria Aurora Couto who was accused of hypocrisy over only speaking about recent communal issues but disregarding ones happening in the state, has spoken about the controversy. READ

Other literary bodies should follow Sahitya Akademi: Mauzo

Damodar Mauzo, a veteran Indian writer in Konkani, has welcomed the Sahitya Akademi resolution and has appealed all other literary bodies to follow the suit. READ

SA condemns Kalburgi murder, appeals writers to take back awards

Strongly condemning the killing of writer MM Kalburgi, Sahitya Akademi on Friday passed a unanimous resolution appealing to the state and central governments to take steps to prevent such incidents and asked authors to take ... READ

The hypocrisy of Goa’s protesting Sahitya Akademi awardees

In the context of a number of Sahitya Akademi awardees across India returning their respective awards in protest against the growing intolerance in India, in Goa around 14 Sahitya Akademi awardees together with Padma Shri ... READ

Hema will return award if SA doesn't take a firm stand today

Goa’s Sahitya Academy award winner Hema Naik has said she would return her award if the apex literary body of India does not take a formidable stance on the killings of writers at today‘s meeting. ... READ

SA should demand curbing mono-culturism, demands Mauzo

India’s eminent Konkani writer Damodar Mauzo, active at the Sahitya Academy, has demanded that the premier literary body of the country should urge the government to adopt stringent measures to curb the moral policing by ... READ

What's Sahitya Academy; Why and What is returned?

More than 20 writers of different languages across the country have returned their Sahitya Akademi Awards so far. It has been reported that all writers were 'hurt' with the spread of "communal poison" and "rising ... READ