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We must emulate Maathai´s green deeds: Kenyan envoy
AS the world continues to mourn the death of Nobel Laureate for Peace Wangari Maathai, Kenyan Ambassador to Qatar HE Galma Mukhe Boru advised the people to follow her example and learn from her life. Professor Maathai, who passed away on September 25, was the first African woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace...
Mad Hatter´s Tea Party
CURIOSER and curioser, as Alice said in her adventures in Wonderland. The longer the crisis in the eurozone has gone on, the more it has come to resemble something penned by Lewis Carroll. Here are just a few of the surreal aspects of the current state of affairs. The answer to a lack of growth in struggling countries such as Greece is austerity of such ferocity that recessions deepen. The solution to a...
THE dire state of the world economy reflects destructive actions on the part of many players. Still, the fact that so many have behaved badly shouldn´t stop us from holding individual bad actors to account. And that´s what Senate leaders will be doing this week, as they take up legislation that would threaten sanctions against China and other currency manipulators. Respectable opinion is aghast. But respectable opinion has...
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Kerala author figures in Nobel shortlist

IANS KOCHI LEADING poet and critic K Satchidanandan is happy to figure on the list of 18 probables in the race for the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature this year. Speaking to the media on Tuesday, the veteran writer expressed happiness at the news. “I feel it is as good as getting the award that my name is there in the list of probables,” said 65-yearold Satchidanandan, who was in Kochi to take part in a meeting. He is now based in Delhi. A multifaceted personality with works in both Malayalam and English, Satchidanandan is an academician, editor, translator and playwright. Born in Thrissur, he started his career as a professor of English at K K T M College, Pulloot in 1968, and moved to Christ College in 1970. He voluntarily retired from this post in 1992 to take up the editorship of Indian Literature, the English journal of the Indian National Academy in Delhi. In 1996 he became the executive head of the Sahitya Akademi for a decade (1996-2006). He currently edits Beyond Borders, a journal of South Asian literature and ideas. Satchidanandan is married, with two daughters. He has to his credit 22 collections of poetry, 16 collections of translations of poetry and 19 collections of essays on literature, language and society. He has 24 collections of his poetry in translation in 16 languages including Tamil, Hindi, Bengali, English, French, German and Italian. He has introduced several poets like Garcia Lorca, Alexander Block, Pablo Neruda, Cesar Vallejo, Bertolt Brecht, Paul Celan, Zbignew Herbert, Eugenio Montale, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Mahmoud Darwish and Yehuda Amichai to Malayalam readers through translations and studies.

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