Anād Kāv Sanmān 2010

Punjabi Poet Dr. Jaswant Singh Neki has been conferred the Anād Sanmān for the year 2010. Poet brothers, Navtej Bharti and Ajmer Rode, have been chosen for the Anād Kāv Sanmān 2010.

Since April 2008, The Anād Foundation has organized the poetry festival Anād Kāv Tarang. To honour the sweet memory of  the Punjabi poetess Bibi Baljit Kaur Tulsi, the Anad Foundation started Anād Kāv Tarang Poetry festival and Anād Kāv Sanmān in 2008. The award, offered to eminent poets by the Tulsi Family, includes a cash prize of Rupees 2.25 lacs, a citation, a tāmra-patra and a … Continue reading

Surjit Patar receives the prestigious Saraswati Sanman

This Friday, Poet Surjit Patar received the prestigious Saraswati Sanman. He is only the 3rd Punjabi after Poets Dr. Harbhajan Singhand Dalip Kaur Tiwana to have received this award. The speech of the Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Kapil Sibal, also a poet, was fabulous – his choice and recitation of Surjit Patar’s English translations was very … Continue reading

Bhai Gurcharan Singh

At 96, Bhai Gurcharan Singh, the elder brother of Bhai Avtar Singh, needs no introduction. Here we are singing a composition in Vadhans Barwa. Am editing his recent work in which he has notated 214 compositions in 50 ragas sung over the centuries by the Kirtaniyas of the gurus court. He always emphasizes my doubly-relatedness … Continue reading

Sushil Kumar Saxena

 (b.1920) retired in 1986 as Professor of Philosophy from the University of Delhi where he started the teaching of aesthetics at the postgraduate level in 1964, and continued doing it till his retirement. His very first book, Studies in the Metaphysics of Bradley, won him the distinction of being the second Indian (after Dr. S. … Continue reading