“My job at last night’s National Book Awards #NBAwards was to shine a light on tremendous writers, including Jacqueline Woodson and not to overshadow their achievements with my own ill-conceived attempts at humor. I clearly failed, and I’m sorry,” Handler said on Twitter. … [Read more...] about Lemony Snicket apologizes for racist joke about black writer at National Book Awards
The other fiction finalists include newcomers Rabih Alameddine for An Unnecessary Woman, Anthony Doerr for All the Light We Cannot See and Emily St John Mandel for Station Eleven, as well as Marilynne Robinson, a two-time finalist and Pulitzer prize winner, who was nominated for Lila. … [Read more...] about National Book Awards: US marines veteran Phil Klay wins for Redeployment
Meanwhile, the Congress-led Punjab government on Friday passed a resolution against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in its State Assembly, becoming the second state in the country to do so after Kerala. The opponents of the CAA view the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) as a lethal combination. … [Read more...] about Census for National Population Register Will Be Carried Out in Punjab – State Chief
Founded in 1989, the Kashmiri militant group Hizb-ul- Mujahideen seeks the independence of Kashmir from India. It is comprised of local Kashmiri youth and has seen many commanders from near the town of Tral, considered by Indian authorities to be a hotbed of militancy. … [Read more...] about India’s National Investigation Agency Takes Over Probe of Suspended Kashmir Cop’s Terror Links
This year Mr Norris is set to direct a stage adaptation of Andrea Levy’s award-winning novel Small Island which traces the evolution of four characters whose lives are affected by a move from Jamaica to London during World War II. Among its many themes, the play explores racism, an interracial relationship and a move to a new country. Sources say Meghan’s own story perfectly complements the play and marks a new direction for the theatre. … [Read more...] about Suits you Meghan! Has the Queen handed Hollywood duchess her perfect role – as patron of the National Theatre?
The study will aim at developing an economic basis for building India’s Natural Gas Grid (NGG), said a presentation by ICF Resources that PNGRB shared while inviting suggestions from stakeholders “to carry out the study in a practical and realistic scenario.” … [Read more...] about Study on national gas grid soon