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‘Chinaman’ wins 2012 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunathilake has won the 2012 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for his critically acclaimed novel ‘Chinaman’.  The $50,000 prize was presented to Karunathilake during a ceremony at the Jaipur Literary Festival which closed Sunday.   The title of the novel refers to the relatively rare …

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Sonia Deol to leave BBC Asian Network

  Popular radio presenter Sonia Deol – host of the mid-morning show on the BBC Asian Network – is to call it a day, the station announced today.Ms Deol is reportedly leaving the digital network and heading to Vancouver, Canada where she is set to settle down after getting married.  …

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Asian Tory Activist in sleaze scandal

Chairman of British Asian Conservative Link thrown out of party after ‘cash for access’ sting A prominent British Asian Tory activist has been thrown out of the party after being caught offering access to MP’s in return for cash.  50-year-old Rickie Sehgal, Chairman of the British Asian Conservative Link, was …

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Box TV to air first Asian Chart Show

Box TV, the content provider for such varied music channels as Q TV and Magic TV, has announced details of the first ever Asian music chart show on digital Television. The 2-hour ‘Asian Beats Chart’ will celebrate the best in British Asian Music and beyond, featuring the likes of Sonna …

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Kingfisher adds skyhigh glamour to Asian Awards 2011

Amid a glamorous evening of celebrations, one of the world’s leading and most prestigious Indian airlines, Kingfisher Airlines, last night partnered with The Asian Awards 2011 as its Official Airline Partner to announce the event’s coveted Lifetime Achievement Award and host the event’s star-studded After-Party.   Taking place amid the grandeur of Grosvenor House, Park …

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2012 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature longlist announced

The long list for the 2012 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature has been announced with both established and debut writers vying for the $50,000 prize.     Notable debut works on the longlist are Bombay based journalist Manu Joseph’s ‘Serious Men’, along with Kishwar Desai’s acclaimed ‘Witness The Night’, …

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Two South Asian novelists among Orange Prize 2011 longlist

Two critically acclaimed Asian authors have been named to the longlist of this year’s Orange Book Prize. Sri Lankan born Roma Tearne and Indian author Tishani Doshi have made it to this year’s 20-strong list for the prestigious fiction prize. Tearne is nominated for The Swimmer; her 2010 novel set …

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