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6 Indians in Commonwealth literary prize shortlists

Six Indian writers, including Jahnavi Barua and Rahul Bhattacharya, figure in the shortlists of the 2012 Commonwealth Book and Short Story Prizes. Barua, for her novel 'Rebirth', Bhattacharya for......

Rana Dasgupta wins Commonwealth Writers' Prize

Delhi-based British Indian novelist Rana Dasgupta, whose literary work Solo -- a story that encompasses a century of communist and post-communist regimes in Bulgaria -- has won the 2010......

3 Indian writers short-listed for Commonwealth Pr

Three Indian authors are among the 12 candidates short-listed for the 2008 Commonwealth Writers' Prize, it was announced on Monday.The three Indians shortlisted for the Best Book Award are David......

Commonwealth honour for Indian writer

Indian writer Hema S Raman was on Monday declared as the Asian Regional winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Competition 2007. Hema, who writes flash fiction and short stories, will receive 500......

Naeem Murr wins C'wealth Prize

The Perfect Man, a novel by Naeem Murr about an abandoned Anglo-Indian child, has won the 2007 Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book Award for Europe and South Asia Region.Hisham Matar's In the......

UK keen to invest in Bengal, Cameron invites Mamata to London

Prime Minister David Cameron assured British investment in West Bengal at a meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was invited by him to visit the UK."The meeting was very constructive......

Did the CAG overstep the mark?

It is unfair to judge the CAG only by his reports on 2G, KG, Coalgate and the Commonwealth Games, notes Sukumar MukhopadhyayDoes the Comptroller and Auditor General serve the government or the......

Why India must NOT host the Olympics

In a country where there is no financial discipline, and poverty and corruption rule the roost, it will be unthinkable to spend Rs 50,000 crore on a two-week sports spectacle. So, should Delhi bid......

Ambush marketing at CWG

Till the XIX Commonwealth Games began, many companies were wary of letting their brand ride on the Games.Hence, official corporate sponsorships were limited to begin with. Having been launched......

Artists must demand their resale rights

A few weeks ago, by happenstance, I met up with a lawyer who specialises in intellectual property, and who pointed out that the Indian state is clear with regard to the Copyright Act (Section 53A),......

Review: Bhaag Milkha Bhaag looks dated

Farhan Akhtar's Bhaag Milkha Bhaag does not offer anything new, says Aseem Chhabra. Farhan Akhtar is a machine. Watching how he uses each muscle in his body – on his neck, chest, arms,......

Buboo Kakati unravels the Big Apple's secrets

"I chose to live in New York which I consider the centre of the universe," says Buboo Kakati, best known for her research for the Secrets of New York series, produced by New York City TV and being......

'I wanted to make a Don triology'

His unconventional film about a girls' hockey team and a disgraced coach was a hit withcritics and audiences alike. And this was evident from the outpour of complimentsshowered onShimit Amin, the......

First Look: Vikram Chandra's Sacred Games

And so, after seven years, fans of author Vikram Chandra will finally have something new to keep them up in the early hours. Early copies of his latest novel Sacred Games have begun to trickle in.......

3 Deewarein: Eminently watchable

I joined the 800-strong audience in giving actor-director Nagesh Kukunoor's 3 Deewarein a standing ovation after a special screening at Mumbai's Sterling Cinema on July 28. That most people in the......

Shashi Tharoor on the India-England series

Long before he became an international diplomat, a sparkling writer and a charismatic politician, Shashi Tharoor fell in love with cricket. In this special feature, Exclusive! to Rediff.com,......

Big names sink in high-class swimming fields

The strength of the swimming competition at the Commonwealth Games was evident on the first morning of action with defending champions and expected finalists exiting early in the opening heats.......

Say no to the Games, else the guilty will escape!

Mahesh Vijapurkar urges sports persons to stand up and show contempt for the poor standards that appearthe benchmark of the Commonwealth Games.Much has been said on the Commonwealth Games (CWG),......

Gulmarg to host National Winter Games next month

Gulmarg, which is emerging as a global winter tourism destination will play host to National Winter Games next month to bolster its reckoning at the international level.The state government will......

West Indies have mountain to climb in World Cup

At the tail-end of a dank autumn evening at the Oval two years ago those spectators with eyes sharp enough to pierce the gloom were rewarded with a reprise of times past.West Indies and England......

  People speak for commonwealth writers

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Q. what is the website for british short story contest?
:  A. Reproduced below please find a copy of the relevant Web .Hope it helps you 1. TheParisReview.org Submit your work to the annual Paris...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-the-website-for-british-short-story-contest//answers/15804815

govindaraj
Q. who is Ashoke Viswanathan ?
Govindaraj:  A. Ashoke Viswanathan (born in 1959), a mathematics graduate from St. Xaviers College, Kolkata, is a post graduate in film direction from the Film and...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/who-is-ashoke-viswanathan-/15804671/answers/15324707

Q. What is the Booker Prize?
:  A. The Man Booker Prize, which is commonly known as the Booker Prize, is a literary prize that is awarded annually to a work of literature in the...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-the-booker-prize/15324643/answers/11967078

Rajender
Q. Isn't it a proud day for India.? one more Indian author gets the Booker !!!
Rajender :  A. It is not surprising that many Indian writers win the Man Booker Prize for Fiction since it is restricted to writers from the British Commonwealth...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/isnt-it-a-proud-day-for-india.-one-more-indian-author-gets-t/11966933/answers/11413740

joyoti sen
Q. Which 3 Indian writers have been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Award?
Joyoti Sen:  A. As per my knowledge the shortlist for the Common Wealth Writers Award includes 2 Indian writers not 3. Vikram Chandra and Gautam Malkani are the...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/which-3-indian-writers-have-been-shortlisted-for-the-commonw/11376161/answers/6845377

  Web results for Commonwealth Writers
Appreciation - A simple poet

The Hindu Photo Archives Keki Daruwalla TOPICS The writer recalls her experiences with Keki Daruwalla, whose attitude to literature made a... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/books/literary-review/appreciation-a-simple-poet/article6189194.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
Saarc should learn from EU

Rajinder Puri It was heartening to read Mr Arunabha Bagchi's article, Mr Cameron's Blunder, in The Statesman of 4 July, 2014. Mr Bagchi is a... ...

http://www.thestatesman.net/news/63891-saarc-should-learn-from-eu.html
Hosting Asian Games is not India's priority

By all means host the Asian Games in India. Yet, before that, get the economy back on track so that you have an India story to showcase. We have... ...

http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/edit/hosting-asian-games-is-not-indias-priority.html
We must preserve water systems in India

Several ministers of the Central government are actively propagating the cause of cleaning up polluted rivers, particularly Ganga and Yamuna, in... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-we-must-preserve-water-systems-in-india-1999138
On the cusp of change

Mahesh Rao’s novel deals with the glorious past of Mysore and highlights the importance of moving ahead Author Mahesh Rao’s debut novel deals... ...

http://dc.asianage.com/books/cusp-change-126

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