Browsing All Posts published on »October, 2011«

Inaugural Issue of ‘The Literary Jewels’

October 26, 2011


Dear FriendsI feel elated to announce the launch of the inaugural issue of ‘The Literary Jewels’, an online journal of Art, Culture and Education. I do hope the journal finds favour with  you. I will be looking forward to your feedback, suggestions and brickbats on that.I am sure you will all support the cause of […]

Book Review: ‘Revolution 2020’ by Chetan Bhagat

October 19, 2011


‘Revolution 2020’, the fifth novel by Chetan Bhagat (after ‘Five Point Someone’, ‘One Night at a Call Centre’, ‘Three Mistakes of my Life’ and ‘Two States’), too begins with a Prologue just like all his other novels. The Prologue binds you to the story as a reader. The only difference is that this time the […]

Release of Chetan Bhagat’s ‘Revolution 2020’

October 13, 2011


Chetan Bhagat Chetan Bhagat’s much talked about book ‘Revolution 2020’, his fifth one, was released in New Delhi on 8 October, 2011 by Yuvraj Singh, the cricketer. On the release Yuvraj jokingly related the title of the book to the concept of 20:20 cricket. Calling Yuvraj Singh for the book release was a nice publicity […]

Tomas Transtromer Wins 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature

October 6, 2011


Tomas Transtromer The latest news from Stockholm is that the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to a Swedish poet, Tomas Transtromer. He is the one whose surrealistic poetry won him accolades as a very important Scandinavian writer since the time of Second World War. His works revolved around the mysteries of the […]

Nobel Prize in Literature 2011: Top 4 Contenders

October 6, 2011


Less than twenty four hours before the final announcement of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2011 there were a lot of ups and downs in the chances of the finalists winning the most-coveted literary honour. Bob Dylan was being considered the surprise dark horse, who had beaten the odds 100/1 to reach the odds 10/1 […]

Another prize for Rohinton Mistry’s ‘A Fine Balance’

October 5, 2011


Rohinton Mistry Rohinton Mistry’s much talked about novel ‘A Fine Balance’ is in news once again. The book has won the 2012 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. The Indo-Canadian author, Rohinton Mistry had earlier won the Scotiabank Giller Prize for the same book. ‘A Fine Balance’ was also chosen for Oprah’s Book Club in 2001. […]

Winners of Nobel Prize for Literature

October 4, 2011


The winner of the much awaited Nobel Prize for Literature 2011 will be announced on Thursday 6 October, 1:00 p.m. CET. The list of the previous winners of Nobel Prize for Literature from 1901 to 2010 is as follows: 2010 Mario Vargas Llosa2009 Herta Müller2008 Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio2007 Doris Lessing2006 Orhan Pamuk2005 Harold Pinter2004 […]