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Polish author Olga Tokarczuk wins Man Booker International prize

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk wins Man Booker International prize

Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize on May 22, 2O18  for fiction for Flights, a novel that charts multiple journeys in time, space and human anatomy. Flights beat five other finalists, including Iraqi writer Ahmed Saadawi’s horror story Frankenstein in Baghdad and South Korean author Han Kang’s meditative novel The

National Film Awards 2018

National Film Awards 2018

The National Film awards were announced by Shekhar Kapur, the head of the Jury for feature films, on April 13, 2018.  While Vinod Khanna was posthumously given the prestigious  Dadasaheb Phalke award, the critically acclaimed Assamese movie Village Rockstars won the Best Feature Film award. The best film actress award would be

Pakistan’s iron lady Asma Jehangir passes away

Pakistan’s iron lady Asma Jehangir passes away

She was special. She was an icon, an apostle of courage, honesty and justice. She was an inspiration. She has faded leaving her mark on the posterity to think beyond self and act on real ground to fight injustice.   Asma Jehangir passed away on February 11, 2017 at the age

 Iran’s bloody month of protests

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On February 05, Iranian authorities arrested 29 people as part of a crack down on protests against the compulsory hijab (headscarves mandatory for women). The movement, which has been named "the Girls of Revolution Street", started after a woman took off her headscarf in central Tehran. This movement is a

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