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NOBEL PEACE PRIZE 2015 TO TUNISIA’S NATIONAL DIALOGUE QUARTET: A PERFECTLY LOGICAL DECISION

“The National Dialogue Quartet must be given much of the credit for this achievement and for ensuring that the benefits of the Jasmine Revolution have not been lost. Tunisia faces significant political, economic and security challenges. The Norwegian Nobel Committee hopes that this year’s prize will contribute towards safeguarding democracy in Tunisia and be an inspiration to all those who ...

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LITERATURE NOBEL 2015: IN TWO HOURS FROM NOW

Today, the second most ‘popular’ (among masses) and second most ‘controversial’ (among classes) Nobel Prize will be announced. The Nobel Committee of the Swedish Academy, in two hours from now, will announce the name(s) of the winner(s) of this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature (Literature Nobel). The Nobel Prize in Peace (or Peace Nobel) is geopolitically the most influential award ...

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KAILASH SATYARTHI VS KAILASH VIJAYVARGIYA: NOBEL MUSINGS OF ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES

Debating if joint Peace Nobel an Indian and a Pakistani could bring India and Pakistan to good terms when its ministers don’t know who Kailash Satyarthi is!! Since October 10 when it was announced, the implications and prospects of an Indian and a Pakistani sharing the Peace Nobel were being debated regularly. On December 10, when the award presentation ceremony ...

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AN INDIAN AND A PAKISTANI SHARE PEACE NOBEL: NOTHING REALPOLITIKAL ABOUT IT

It was all so good. It looked brilliant on screens wherever the broadcast was being shown. The rounds of applause were spontaneous. The value addition of musical performances by artists from India and Pakistan was a treat to eyes and ears. It happens like this every year, except the value addition. What was announced two months ago had its final ...

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WHY THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE IS STILL THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS RECOGNITION (BUT WITHIN A FRONTIER)

Peace Nobel is still the most talked about and speculated for Nobel Prize given its ‘political nature’ and the ‘emphasis’ on socio-political themes attached with the decision-making process that gives enhanced recognition to an issue and draws worldwide attention that many ‘powers’ don’t like; or highlights an issue that has been always there with activists working on to bring changes ...

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PEACE NOBEL 2014: KAILASH SATYARTHI’S FIELDWORK WITH MALALA YOUSAFZAI’S SYMBOLISM

The 5-member Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize committee, with election for three out of its five spots slated later this year, chose to play it safe by awarding two names no one would criticize, at least the names who made for the headlines and generate subsequent rounds of controversy. Malala Yousafzai, who makes for headlines and is a favourite of the ...

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LITERATURE NOBEL 2014: IN TWO HOURS FROM NOW

11 AM GMT the Literature Nobel 2014 will be announced – so, in 2 hours from now, 4:30 PM India time, the world would come to know who is going to be the next addition to the fraternity of Literature Nobel Laureates, Kenyan author and activist Ngugi Wa Thiong’o who is the bookmaker’s favourite this year or others who have ...

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OPCW GETS THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE 2013: A WELL-TIMED DECISION

By means of the present award to the OPCW, the Committee is seeking to contribute to the elimination of chemical weapons. Thorbjorn Jagland, Chairman, Norwegian Nobel Committee Oslo, October 11, 2013 Okay, so a logical decision by the Norwegian Nobel Committee in deciding on the OPCW, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, an international watchdog entrusted with the ...

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HERE COME(S) THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE 2013 RECIPIENT(S)

Nobel Prize session is reaching its climax with the much awaited annual event of the announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize announcement today. Though there is buzz around every category of Nobel Prize and it builds up to the global outreach level with the Prize announcement season kicking off but with the Nobel Peace Prize, the visibility of ‘who and ...

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