Shortlist

  • Jhumpa Lahiri's 'The Lowland' shortlisted for Baileys Prize April 8, 2014

    Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian American novelist Jhumpa Lahiri's "The Lowland" has been shortlisted for this year's Baileys Prize, the UK's only annual book award for fiction written by a woman. "The Lowland", which is about the lives of brothers Subhash and Udayan, their choices and their fate, was described by Helen Fraser,...
  • UR Ananthamurthy in Man Booker Prize shortlist January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Eminent writer UR Ananthamurthy has been shortlisted among 10 other authors for the international Man Booker Prize for fiction. Ananthamurthy, 80, is the only Indian to have made it to the final list of the prestigious prize. The list was unveiled today by the chair of judges Sir Christopher...
  • Messi, Ronaldo among 23 candidates for 2012 Ballon d'Or October 30, 2012

    Zurich: Lionel Messi is in the running for a fourth consecutive FIFA world player of the year award after being selected Monday among the 23 candidates for the 2012 prize. Messi and Barcelona teammates Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique and Xavi Hernandez are on the Ballon d'Or shortlist, while archrivals...
  • Crossword Book Award 2011 shortlist announced September 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The Economist & Crossword Bookstore in Association with Principal Retirement Advisors & Standard Chartered Bank today announced the shortlist for the prestigious The Economist Crossword Book Award. This shortlist was announced across four categories which include Indian Fiction, Indian Non-Fiction, Indian Translation & Children's Writing. The Economist Crossword...
  • CBI shortlists 3 firms for getting coal blocks July 1, 2012

    New Delhi: The CBI has shortlisted at least three mining and steel companies which were allocated coal blocks allegedly in violation of rules and might ask clarification from them on these issues. The agency has this week visited the offices of Coal Ministry and collected files related to two steel...
  • Van Persie leads PFA award nominations April 17, 2012

    London: Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Sergio Aguero have all been nominated by their fellow professionals for the PFA Player of the Year award. Manchester City striker Aguero has been nominated for both the Player of the Year and the Young Player award, to cap an excellent debut season in...
  • Outrage as BBC chooses panda as 2011 female face December 30, 2011

    London: The BBC has ignited its second sexism spat in the space of a month by choosing a panda as one of its 12 female faces of the year. Last week, it was criticised for choosing its annual BBC Sports Personality of the Year from an enirely male shortlist. The decision to...
  • Two Indian authors in Man Booker Prize shortlist September 10, 2008

    London: Not one but two Indian authors, Aravind Adiga and Amitav Ghosh, have made it to the shortlist for Man Booker Prize for Fiction for the year 2008 that was announced in London on Tuesday afternoon. Man Booker Prize 2008 Judge, Hardeep Singh Kohli said, "I am very happy...
  • Dasgupta in race for top UK prize May 16, 2007

    New Delhi: Young India author Rana Dasgupta has been short-listed for Britain's National Short Story Prize, which is considered world's biggest award for a single short story. Dasgupta is actually a British writer of Indian origin, who now lives in India. His first novel, Tokyo Cancelled, was published in 2005. Dasgupta...
  • Oscar dreamboat floats on Water June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Deepa Mehta is finally in India to promote her Oscar-nominated film Water. Shooting for the film – based on the lives of Benaras’s child widows - was shelved in 2000 after right wing groups created furore, forcing Deepa to abandon the city as her preferred choice for...
  • Water in Oscar shortlist, RDB out June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The shortlist ahead of the nominations for the Best Foreign Film category at this year's Oscars is out and director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s smash hit Rang De Basanti has not featured in it. Mehra’s film was one of the 61 entries vying for the coveted statuette in the Best...