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Uttar Pradesh government to organize India’s first training and performance programme of world famous KHON Ramlila

The Culture Department of Uttar Pradesh government has decided to organise India’s first training and performance programme of world famous KHON (???) Ramlila. The artists will get training from experts of Thailand as part of cultural exchange programme between two nations. Then, they will perform at Grand Deepotsav function which will be organised on 26th ..

Peter Handke authors book “A Sorrow Beyond Dreams”

Austrian author Peter Handke has been honoured  with the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience. His notable works include “Short Letter, Long Farewell” and “A Sorrow Beyond Dreams”. He will receive 9 million Swedish kronor (£740,000), as well ..

Olga Tokarczuk awarded Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk has won the 2018 Nobel Prize in literature for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life. Her first novel, “The Journey of the People of the Book,” was released in 1993. She has also won the Booker International Prize for her ..

Nobel Prizes for Literature: 2019

The Nobel Prize for literature for the year 2019 went to Austrian author Peter Handke, while Polish author Olga Tokarczuk will receive the prize for 2018 Noble Prize: The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2019 is awarded to the Austrian author Peter Handke for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery ..

Amit Sharma createshistory by making world’s biggest static website – Cheapflightsall.com

Amit Sharma, a Delhi resident, and owner of Cheapflightsall.com, has created history by making world’s biggest static website – Cheapflightsall.com. With this feat, he registered his name in 6 different records viz. Limca Book of Records 2019, International Book of Records 2018, World Book of Records 2019, Indian Achiever Book of Records 2019, India Book ..

Bal Sahitya Puraskar and Yuva Puraskar

The Sahitya Akademi has announced the Bal Sahitya Puraskar and Yuva Puraskar for the year 2019. Bal Sahitya Puraskar Bal Sahitya Puraskar is awarded to an author of the book which is an outstanding contribution to language and literature or Individual based on the overall contribution to Children Literature. Translated works are not eligible for ..

Jokha Alharthi wins 2019 Man Booker International Prize

An author from Oman, Jokha Alharthi has won the prestigious 2019 Man Booker International Prize for her novel “Celestial Bodies”, which reveals her Omani homeland’s post-colonial transformation. Her novel tells the story of three sisters of a desert country confronting its slave-owning past and a complex modern world. With this feat, Alharthi has become the ..

M Mukundan selected for 2018 Ezhuthachan Puraskaram, highest literacy prize of Kerala government

Noted Malayalam writer M Mukundan has been selected for 2018 Ezhuthachan Puraskaram, the highest literacy prize of the Kerala government. The award, which carries a cash prize of Rs five lakh and citation, is being given for his overall contributions to the language and literature. His popular works inlcude ‘Mayyazhippuzhayude Theerangalil’, ‘Kesavante Vilapangal’, ‘Delhi Gadhakal’, ..