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    Why VS Naipaul never wrote an autobiography

    VS Naipaul produced masterpieces in both fiction and nonfiction but never attempted his autobiography saying it can distort facts. The Nobel Prize and the Booker winner’s oeuvre included over 30 works including the famous “A House for Mr Biswas” (published in 1961). His family said on Saturday that he has died at the age of 85.

  • Indian-origin academic Akshay Venkatesh wins maths ‘Nobel’ Fields Medal

    New York: Indian-origin academic Akshay Venkatesh has been awarded the Fields Medal, which is often called the Nobel Prize of mathematics. The award to the 36-year-old  academic was announced on Wednesday at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro.

  • 2 Indians among Ramon Magsaysay Award winners

    Manila: Two Indians Bharat Vatwani and Sonam Wangchuk are among the winners of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Award, regarded as the Asian version of the Nobel Prize.

  • This is why Stephen Hawking never won the Nobel Prize

    New Delhi: For legendary astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who redefined cosmology by proposing that black holes are mortal, the Nobel Prize for Physics remained elusive as his theory cannot be observed or verified. Even though his theory is now firmly accepted in theoretical physics, there was no way to verify if black holes are mortal, according to Timothy Ferris, author of ‘The Science of Liberty’.

  • Japan congratulates Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro

    Tokyo: The Japanese government on Friday congratulated Japanese-born British author Kazuo Ishiguro for winning the Nobel Prize for Literature.  Ishiguro’s win, which was announced on Thursday, was widely covered in Japanese media, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also offered his congratulations, reports Efe news.

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    Nobel prize 2017 in medicine goes to discoveries that unlocked sleep secrets

    The Nobel Prizes established by Swedish inventor Alfred Novel in 1895 recognizes achievements by people who contribute to academic, cultural and scientific advances. Recently, the Nobel committee kicked off its 2017 season by awarding the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to three American scientists for their discoveries of the way circadian rhythm -the body clock – works.

  • Hospital suspends cancer drug use on China’s Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo

    Beijing: A Chinese medical team charged with treating imprisoned Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has stopped using cancer-fighting drugs so as not to overwhelm his severely weakened liver, raising concerns that China’s most prominent political prisoner is critically ill.

  • Priyanka Chopra

    Priyanka Chopra to revive Rabindranath Tagore’s love story and here are the details

    He has been iconic figure of Indian history and we cannot forget the fact that his name is associated with our national anthem. Writer, poet, revolutionist and the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, Rabindranath Tagore will now be on celluloid. His story on his first love will be recreated by none other than the international star Priyanka Chopra.

  • Kailash Satyarthi’s Nobel Prize stolen from home in New Delhi

    New Delhi: A replica of the Nobel Peace Prize and its citation awarded to child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi were among the valuables stolen from his southeast Delhi residence in his absence on Tuesday. In a statement, Satyarthi, who along with his wife is currently in Panama on the invitation of its President, implored the people involved in the early morning act to understand the significance of the award and not get carried away by

  • Bob Dylan’s songs being taught as literature at Jamia Millia Islamia

    New Delhi : Literature and music enthusiasts across the globe might be debating the Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to iconic musician Bob Dylan but students at Jamia Millia Islamia have been studying his songs as poems in literature curriculum since 2011.

  • Up, close and witty with Lord Jeffery Archer

    Acclaimed story-teller, as Jeffrey Archer likes to call himself, was in Mumbai at the Crossword bookstore for the launch of ‘This was a Man’, the final volume of his popular ‘Clifton Chronicles’ series. At the launch he was seen talking about everything from cricket to US Election to (surprisingly) demonetisation. Free Press Journal caught up with the witty author for a tiny tete-a-tete. Here is the excerpt:

  • Tagore’s Nobel medal theft: Baul singer held

    Kolkata : A ‘baul’ singer has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the theft of Rabindranath Tagore’s Nobel Prize medal in 2004, a CID officer said here on Friday.

  • Trump would be entitled to Nobel Prize if he resolves Kashmir dispute: Sartaj Aziz

    Islamabad : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that if U.S. president-elect Donald Trump succeeds in resolving the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan, he would be a deserving candidate for the Nobel Prize.

  • Nobel panel signals desire for Dylan song at ceremony

    Stockholm : The Swedish Academy said on Saturday that Bob Dylan is not obliged to attend the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm, but is required to hold some sort of lecture or even sing a song, according to a report by AFP.