In public poll, ‘The English Patient’ wins the Golden Booker

London, July 9 : Sri Lankan-born Canadian poet, essayist and novelist Michael Ondaatjes bestselling novel “The English Patient” — which moves between a nurse tending a horribly burned man in an Italian villa at the end of the second world war and a tragic love affair from his past — has been crowned best winner […]

‘The English Patient’ wins Golden Man Booker Prize

London, July 9 : “The English Patient” by Michael Ondaatje (Bloomsbury) has been crowned the best work of fiction from the last five decades of the Man Booker Prize. The Golden Man Booker winner was revealed at the closing event of the Man Booker 50 Festival in Royal Festival Hall at Southbank Centre in London […]

Don’t be shy of bring our food into the mainstream: Canada-based Indian chef

New Delhi, July 3 : Thrissur-born Joe Thottungal, who is currently the Executive Chef at Ottawa’s Coconut Lagoon, says Indian chefs are the true ambassadors of the country’s food and should not shy away from promoting it in the mainstream. “I always focus and promote varied regional cuisine of India. I feel that all Indian […]

‘Writings in Indian languages more authentic than in English’

By Vishnu Makhijani New Delhi, June 28 : Writings in Indian languages are more authentic than in English because they present a truer picture of Indian life, says multi-faceted Malayalam author Chandrika Balan, whose oeuvre includes 20 books in her mother tongue and four critical books and 36 research papers in English — and two […]

Sahitya Akademi announces Bal, Yuva Puraskar for 2018

New Delhi, June 22 : India’s national academy of letters, the Sahitya Akademi, on Friday announced the names of 21 winners of its Bal Sahitya Puraskar and 21 receipients of the Yuva Puraskar for this year. The Bal Puraskar awards will be conferred at a function on November 14, which is celebrated as Children’s Day, […]

Sahitya Akademi announces Bal, Yuva Puraskar awards for 2018

New Delhi, June 22 : India’s national academy of letters, the Sahitya Akademi, on Friday announced the names of 21 winners of its Bal Sahitya Puraskar and 21 receipients of the Yuva Puraskar for this year. The Bal Puraskar awards will be conferred at a function on November 14, which is celebrated as Children’s Day, […]