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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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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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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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