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As December is here, here are some of the books which you can read. At last, what is December known for if not Christmas lights, hot chocolate, and good books?
The Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik Backman
The genre of the book is ‘sweet fiction’. The story is about is a father and son who are meeting for the first time in years on Christmas eve. Basically, this is a short novella about the meaning of life, death, and sacrifice. Moreover, Backman, with this book, remind us that life is a fleeting gift, and our legacies rest in how we share that gift with those we love. All-in-all, this is a book about compassion, which the world needs more than ever!
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
The genre of the book is ‘historical fiction and thriller’. Interestingly, this book is a reference to Robert W. Service’s poem "The Shooting of Dan McGrew”. The story is primarily about the Allbright family, who move to the Alaskan wilderness, and there they face some ensuing challenges. Now, in order to know what challenges they face, read the book, please!
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
This is a classic book whose genre is ‘coming-of-age’. As the title itself suggests, the book is about four sisters who are not so well-off, but surely, their life is happening! The life for the four March sisters is rich with colour, as they play games, make new friends, argue, grapple with their vices, learn from their mistakes, nurse each other through sickness and disappointments, and get into all sorts of trouble. Truly cosy is what this book is!
Mistletoe by Alison Littlewood
Well, the genre of the book is ‘horror’. The story follows when Leah’s husband and son died a tragic death. So, to escape the ill thoughts, she hastily purchases a rundown farmhouse to get away from all of it. But soon after she moves in, Leah starts seeing and hearing things which aren’t there and shouldn’t be there. Oh, it’s December! A little tint of horror is a must, right?
Keywords: Books, December, Readers, Book Recommendations, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Historical.
Singer Rihanna was honoured by Prime Minister Mia Mottley at an event which marked Barbados's new status as a republic, which was attended by Prince Charles. Addressing the pop star by her real name, the PM said: "Robyn Rihanna Fenty tomorrow morning shall have conferred upon her the order of national hero of Barbados."
Rihanna was then summoned from her seat to accept the honor, with the Prime Minister managing to rouse a laugh from the singer when she referenced her 2012 hit 'Diamonds', reports femalefirst.co.uk. She added: "On behalf of a grateful nation, but an even prouder people, we therefore present to you, the designee, for the national hero of Barbados." "And to accept on behalf of a grateful nation - you can come my dear - ambassador Robyn Rihanna Fenty, may you continue to shine like a diamond and bring honor to your nation." Rihanna, who was born in the St Michael parish of Barbados, found fame in 2005 after being spotted by a record producer and has since gone on to become one of the most successful female artists of all time with sales of over 250 million and recently reached billionaire status through her Fenty beauty brand.
The Prime Minister continued in her speech: "Commanding the imagination of the world through the pursuit of excellence, her creativity, her discipline, and above all else, her extraordinary commitment to the land of her birth. "Having satisfied that, Ambassador Robyn Rihanna Fenty has given service to Barbados which has been exemplified by visionary and pioneering leadership, extraordinary achievement and the attaining of the highest excellence to the Government of Barbados." It comes after a historic move for Barbados, which has become a republic after almost 400 years and welcomes its first president, Sandra Mason, after removing Queen Elizabeth as head of state. (IANS/ MBI)
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With an aim to examine the wide-ranging narratives and the very definitions of the art of sculpture, Palette Art Gallery's forthcoming exhibition, 18 Dimensions - is a show dedicated to sculptures underlining the important works by 18 contemporary artists, who have made a significant impact on the Indian and Global art landscape.
Bringing a seductive edge to the visual arts, an element of pleasure to one's life and working environment, the exhibit is an effort to showcase a broad scope of contemporary sculpture from the abstract and the minimal to the popular, making socio-political commentary that is deeply contemplative and thought-provoking.
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The show reflects on a large number of materials and methods from casting to the modes of assemblage as well as minimalism, conceptualism making visible the process of making in most of the works.
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Featuring over 18 artists, the intention is to present a range and variety of sculptural expressions and encourage viewer participation and physical engagement with artworks once again, as the city opens up to mobility from the studios of Arunkumar HG, Ashiesh Shah, Gigi Scaria, G. R. Iranna, L. N. Tallur, Narayan Biswas, Mrinalini Mukherjee, Manjunath Kamath, Pooja Iranna, Himmat Shah, Jagannath Panda, Rajesh Ram, Riyas Komu, Sangam Vankhade, Sumedh R, Subodh Gupta, Sudarshan Shetty, Valay Shende, Vibha Galhotra and Vipul Kumar, the exhibition studies their involvement with the influences probing the limits and possibilities inherent in a sculpture's inescapable three-dimensional physicality.
One of the highlights of the show includes a selection of the rare hemp works by artist Mrinalini Mukherjee. Known for her distinctly contemporary style and use of dyed and woven hemp fibre, she worked with an unconventional material in the world of sculpting. Her four-decade-long career was an exemplar of a practice dedicated to formulating a language that was a mix of abstraction and figuration.
Keywords : art gallery, sculpture, exhibition, Palette Art Gallery, Bikaner House, New Delhi, contemporary, abstract, materials, conceptualism.
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Money Heist's (La Casa De Papel) Netflix journey concludes in December 2021 with the release of Volume 2, Season 5. Netflix released the full-length official trailer for Money Heist season 5, Volume 2 on the 3rd of November 2021. The Spanish sensation has been one of the most popular shows of the last five years, overcoming language barriers and engaging tens of millions of non-Spanish speakers worldwide. The series has resulted in a significant increase in global demand for Spanish entertainment, including numerous new Spanish-language projects.
It's been a difficult and long journey, but we can't wait to see what the last segment of Money Heist will have in store for us. The fifth and current season of "Money Heist" is set to be the final one, but Netflix chose to break it into two volumes. All of us surely want to watch volume 2 of the series but nobody wants it to end. Volume 1 of Season 5 has already been released in September 2021, and Volume 2 will be released in December 2021. A bunch of pictures from Money Heist season 5 "Volume 2" have been released by Netflix.
Money Heist's (La Casa De Papel) Netflix journey concludes in December 2021 with the release of Volume 2, Season 5. | Photo by Ayiman Mohanty on Unsplash
Money Heist season 5 “Volume 2” trailer:
The trailer begins with the professor driving away in a red car, surrounded by tones of people and we can see soldiers lining up with professors car right outside the bank of Spain. The shot is cut and we can see Denver repeating the shocking revelation from season 5's, Volume 1 – “Tokyo is dead.” Lisbon consoles Rio and comforts him. Meanwhile, Alicia Sierra, the cop, comments in on what The Professor is going through: “You see the disappointed faces of the people you failed. It's as if a javelin was hurled through your chest.”
As The Professor seems to drive away in a car, the trailer pans to the soldiers, and we can hear Sagasta (Chief of soldiers) say: “We came in here to complete a mission: put an end to this heist. And that's what we're gonna do.” The soldiers prepare to get in the bank and Palermo is heard saying: “I really doubt we're gonna get out of here.” To which Helsinki replies: “You'll get me out of here. You promised, and you'll do it.” The rest of the trailer is filled with scenes which give us short ideas about the rest of the season, giving us goose bumps and a tone of thrill, mystery, action and drama.
The end of the series will surely be an emotional moment for the fans that have a lot going on in their minds | Pixabay
There's a lot to look forward to in the last portion of Money Heist. The end of the series will surely be an emotional moment for the fans that have a lot going on in their minds, “Will Alicia Sierra betray the professor?” “Will Alicia Sierra join the team?” “Will the professor’s plan fail?” “Will Rafael (Berlin’s Son) join the heist?” “Will Tokyo end up alive?."
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