Never miss a story

Get subscribed to our newsletter

Band Coldplay, Wikimedia

London, Dec 13,2016: BBC Music awards was dominated by Singer Adele who won both the fan-voted album of the year trophy for 25 and the song of the year honor for “Hello,” while Coldplay and The 1975 fared well too.

Billboard reported, that although the 28-year-old singer did not attend the award ceremony, she sent her warm words to thank her fans.

Adele won some of the prestigious BBC Music awards this year, Wikimedia

Singer Robbie Williams read a note written by her in the award ceremony, which said “Thank you for this award, I feel a bit bad winning it when the albums been out for so long.”

NewsGram brings to you current foreign news from all over the world.

“Hello again, I m so sorry I m not there. Ill be home soon and I cant wait. Its been a long year on the road and this makes me feel a little homesick- I cant wait for Wembley and then to get back to normal,” she said in another message.

Rock and Coldplay were honoured with Coveted British Artist of the Year award. The group, which consists of Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland and Will Champion, was also not present to accept the award, mentioned PTI.

To make up for their presence they made a video message saying “We just got told about winning this beautiful BBC Artist of the Year award. Sorry were not there, we are about to go on stage in Australia.”

NewsGram brings to you top news around the world today.

“Look at all those people and we love you and we are so grateful and well see you so soon. Thank you so much and goodbye.”

British singer-songwriter Izzy Bizu received BBCs Introducing Artist of the Year award.

The BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Performance of the Year was given to The 1975 for their orchestrated cover of One Directions “What Makes You Beautiful.”

The lead singer Matty Healy said “I want to thank Radio 1 for everything basically. Theyve been intrinsic in our success with the Live Lounge.”

prepared by NewsGram with PTI inputs


wikimedia commons

Tenali Raman, courtier to Krishnadevaraya (A portrait)

Tenali Ramakrishna, or Tenali Raman as he is more popularly known is Birbal's equivalent in South India. A court jester and a scholar exuding great wisdom, Tenali Raman was known as one of the greatest courtiers in King Krishnadevaraya's court.

Keep Reading Show less
Photo by Pixabay

Battle at Lanka as mentioned in the Ramayana

It must be noted that different religions and societies in Southeast Asia have alternative narratives of Ramayana, one of the greatest epic.

Here are some of the versions of Ramayana!

Keep Reading Show less
Virendra Singh Gosain, Hindustan Times

Hijras are a community of people who include eunuchs, intersex, and transgender people

When a baby is born in an Indian household-they invite hijra to shower the newborn with their blessings for their blessings confer fertility, prosperity, and long life on the child. But when that child grows up we teach them to avert their eyes when a group of hijras passes by, we pass on the behaviour of treating hijras as lesser humans to our children. Whenever a child raises a question related to gender identity or sexuality they are shushed down. We're taught to believe that anything "deviant" and outside of traditional cis-heteronormativity is something to be ashamed of. This mentality raises anxious, scared queer adults who're ashamed of their own identity, and adults who bully people for "queer behaviour".

Hijras are a community of people who include eunuchs, intersex, and transgender people. They worship the Hindu goddess of chastity and fertility, Bahuchara Mata. Most hijras, but not all, choose to undergo a castration ceremony known as "nirvana" in which they remove their male genitalia as an offering to their goddess. The whole community is vibrant with hundreds of people with hundreds of ways of expression, the true identity of a hijra is complex and unique to each individual. In India, hijras prefer to refer to themselves as Kinner/Kinnar as it means the mythological beings who excel at singing and dancing.

Keep reading... Show less