Monday, January 18, 2016

2016 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

Anuradha Roy won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2016 for her novel Sleeping on Jupiter at the Fairway Galle Literary Festival in Sri Lanka.Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe handed over the US $50,000 DSC Prize and a trophy to the winner on 15 january 2015.The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature is a literary prize awarded annually to writers of any ethnicity or nationality writing about South Asia[1] themes such as culture, politics, history, or people.

First Female President of Taiwan

Tsai Ing-wen (59) has been elected as leader of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP),first female and 14th President of Taiwan.After eight years of the pro-China Kuomintang (KMT) party, Ing-Wen’s victory signals a welcome breath of fresh air for many Taiwanese people.In celebration of the news, her supporters flooded the streets, waving party banners and cheering speeches.

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