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Inaugural Issue of ‘The Literary Jewels’

October 26, 2011

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]