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Jeet Thayil among 24 selected for Sahitya Akademi Awards 2012

imageJeet Thayil, whose novel Narcopolis was nominated for the Booker, has  been one among the 24 authors selected for Sahitya Akademi Awards 2012. He was selected for his poetry collection ‘These Errors are Correct’ in English.

About Sahitya Akademi Award

The award was constituted in 1954 to honor outstanding works in the sphere of literature by Sahitya Akademi, the National Academy of Letters in India. The award is conferred for the works done in 24 major languages of India including English.


Shahrukh Khan receives Brand Laureate Legendary Award

image Malaysia-based Asia Pacific Brands Foundation honored Bollywood Actor Shah Rukh Khan with the BrandLaureate Legendary Award.

Malaysia had conferred the actor with the prestigious title of Datuk in 2008. The title is equivalent to the British Knighthood, the highest honor given to an individual in the UK.

Previous receivers of the BrandLaureate Legendary Award include personalities like Nelson Mandela, Nobel Laureate recipient Mohammad Yunus, Ratan Tata, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerburg, Michael Schumacher.