Monthly Archives: July 2008

Amit Varma in race for Asian Literary Prize

Fellow blogger Amit Varma of India Uncut fame is turning novelist. And possibly a prize-winning one at that. The Man Asian Literary Prize is an annual award for an “Asian novel unpublished in English”. And this year their longlist includes … Continue reading

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Amit Varma in race for Asian Literary Prize

Fellow blogger Amit Varma of India Uncut fame is turning novelist. And possibly a prize-winning one at that. The Man Asian Literary Prize is an annual award for an “Asian novel unpublished in English”. And this year their longlist includes … Continue reading

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Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival 2008 Awards

ASIAN AND ARAB COMPETITIONBest Film – Tokyo Sonata by Kiyoshi KurosawaBest Director – Nuri Bilge Ceylan for Three MonkeysBest Actor – Ammor Hakkar in The Yellow HouseBest Actress – Hiam Abbas and Rona Laipaz-Michael in Lemon TreeSpecial Jury Award – … Continue reading

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Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival 2008 Awards

ASIAN AND ARAB COMPETITIONBest Film – Tokyo Sonata by Kiyoshi KurosawaBest Director – Nuri Bilge Ceylan for Three MonkeysBest Actor – Ammor Hakkar in The Yellow HouseBest Actress – Hiam Abbas and Rona Laipaz-Michael in Lemon TreeSpecial Jury Award – … Continue reading

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Death of a Poet – Palash Kumar

Palash died in a car accident this weekend. Were the following lines, penned by this poet, to prove prophetic? And thus ended the cycle of pain and love,He walked away with a baggage of longings —— which refuse to fadeShe … Continue reading

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Death of a Poet – Palash Kumar

Palash died in a car accident this weekend. Were the following lines, penned by this poet, to prove prophetic? And thus ended the cycle of pain and love,He walked away with a baggage of longings —— which refuse to fadeShe … Continue reading

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June 2008 Blog Mela

Bikerdude listens to an acapella performancePurple Cow goes to Assam Zigzackly knows exactly how to quit smoking India Uncut has a storyline for Savita Bhabhi Mudra Mehta reveals the difference between girls and guys Idea-smithy reveals why she hated being … Continue reading

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