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Arundhati Roy’s Latest Fiction “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness” makes it to the Long-list of Man Booker Prize 2017
- Arundhati Roy’s “The Ministry’s of Utmost Happiness“, has made it to 2017 Man Booker Prize longlist
- She has won the Man Booker Prize for her novel, The God of Small Things, two decades ago
- The winner will be announced on October 17, 2017
New Delhi, August 6, 2017: Arundhati Roy, with her latest work of fiction, “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness“, has made it to this year’s Man Booker Prize longlist. She won the Man Booker Prize for her novel, The God of Small Things, two decades ago, making her the only author on the list to have already won the UK’s most prestigious literary prize.
The judges have described Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, as “a rich and vital book [that] comes from the bowels of India”
With a heterogeneity of four UK, four US, two Irish, two UK-Pakistani and one Indian writer; three debuts; and three novels from independent presses, chair of judges, Baroness Lola Young stated, that only after the judges surveyed the 13 remaining contenders, they realized the diversity of their list.
“The longlist showcases a diverse spectrum – not only of voices and literary styles but of protagonists too, in their culture, age, and gender. Nevertheless, we found there was a spirit common to all these novels: though their subject matter might be turbulent, their power and range were life-affirming – a tonic for our times,” said Young.
The Booker wasn’t open to US authors until 2014. Paul Beatty is the first American author to win the literary prize, for The Sellout last year.
Among others who are featured are, Colson Whitehead who has been nominated for his Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Underground Railroad, Zadie Smith is featured for documenting the relationship between two London girls who meet at a dance class in Swing Time, while Ali Smith has been chosen for novel Autumn.
The 2017 Man Booker prize longlist:
4321 by Paul Auster (Faber & Faber)
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (Faber & Faber)
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Orion Books)
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Random House)
Solar Bones by Mike McCormack (Canongate)
Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor (4th Estate, HarperCollins)
Elmet by Fiona Mozley (JM Originals, John Murray)
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy (Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Random House)
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (Bloomsbury)
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie (Bloomsbury)
Autumn by Ali Smith (Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Random House)
Swing Time by Zadie Smith (Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Random House)
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Fleet, Little, Brown)
The judges will now re-read these 13 novels and shortlist six of them, which will be announced on 13 September, before the announcement of the winner of the Man Booker on 17 October.
–prepared by Samiksha Goel of NewsGram. Twitter @goel_samiksha
Bumble, the women-first dating app, has released its predictions for the top emerging trends that will shape dating in the coming year. While some much-loved pre-pandemic behaviour has returned this year, the future of dating holds many new and welcome changes.
According to Bumble, the new year will bring us:
Resetters: The pandemic brought a lot of changes for daters, but many adjusted along the way by adopting video chat and planning virtual dates. 71 per cent of people on the dating platform in India are ready to hit the reset button on their dating journey in the new year. For 75 per cent of people, the pandemic has made them now prioritise finding a partner who is more emotionally available. For more than half of (52 per cent) people on Bumble the pandemic has drastically changed what they are looking for in a partner.
The pandemic brought a lot of changes for daters, but many adjusted along the way by adopting video chat and planning virtual dates. | Photo by LinkedIn Sales Solutions on Unsplash
Explori-dating: While what we're looking for has changed but this hasn't necessarily made dating super serious. In fact, the pandemic has made almost half of the people (48 per cent) question what our 'type' even is. Looking ahead to 2022, more than half of daters in India would describe their approach to dating as exploratory (55 per cent).
Looking ahead to 2022, more than half of daters in India would describe their approach to dating as exploratory (55 per cent). | Photo by Karsten Winegeart on Unsplash
Hobby Dates: From cooking together to pottery classes to starting your own business - 75 per cent of Indian daters on Bumble have picked up new hobbies and skills. And now it's also present in our dating lives as 52 per cent of people on the platform in India are planning their dates around their new hobbies. This is an easy way to get back into dating post-lockdown by doing something you already love and it's a great way to connect over shared interests!
From cooking together to pottery classes to starting your own business - 75 per cent of Indian daters on Bumble have picked up new hobbies and skills. | Photo by aisvri on Unsplash
Consciously Single: We've all heard of 'conscious uncoupling' but 2022 is all about finding that someone, not just anyone. The pandemic has made more than half of us (62 per cent) realise that it's actually OK to be alone for a while. Looking ahead, people are consciously making a decision to be single, with the majority of single people (54 per cent) being more mindful and intentional in how and when they date.
The pandemic has made more than half of us (62 per cent) realise that it's actually OK to be alone for a while. | Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash
Power PDA: With vaccination rates increasing, PDA is back in a big way and it looks like it's not just the celebrities that are into it. 73 per cent of single Indians on Bumble say that they are more open to public displays of affection post-pandemic.
Samarpita Samaddar, India Communications Director, Bumble said: "If the last two years have taught us anything, it's that people are being more mindful of what they are looking for in a partner and more intentional about dating at their own time and pace. As we head into the new year, there is a sense of hope and excitement around dating, both virtual and IRL, as India lifts restrictions across states. With over 70 per cent of single Indians looking to 'reset' their dating lives, 2022 looks likely to be a big year for romance."
(Article originally published on IANSlife) (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: Dating, Bumble, Consciously Single, Resetters, women-first dating app, Dating Trends
Holo, Tezos and potentially HUH Token are cryptocurrencies that have made long term holders a lot of money or could produce excellent profits in the future. Holo and Tezos may not have been heavily in the public eye in the grand scheme of cryptocurrency because more significant currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum exist. However, when examining the data, Holo and Tezos have produced large amounts of profit for those committed to holding the crypto.
HUH Token could be the next opportunity for people to purchase and hold. The token is currently in presale, however, that presale is ending very soon and anyone who misses out may regret it in the future. As demonstrated by Holo, Tezos and many cryptos before and after them, early investments will allow holders to benefit in the long run and even potentially in the short run.
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Holo is a distribution platform that focuses on hosting decentralised applications, otherwise known as DApps. Their framework is also quite unique as it does not require blockchain technology to create these DApps. HoloFuel is replacing Holo (HOT) once it has been thoroughly tested and released.
The lowest accessible price point that an investor could have purchased Holo was at $0.0002189. According to www.coinmarketcap.com. Purchasing $1000 worth at that low point and selling it at the highest market price of $0.03157, would have resulted in a value of just over $140,000.
Tezos is a blockchain network that revolves around smart contracts. Tezos was developed so that it can constantly be improved and evolve over time without any major issues. This gives them an advantage over other coins that were created early on the crypto timeline without much scope for the future. Tezos has also seen support from exchanges like Binance and Coinbase. They allow Tezos to be staked on both of these market-leading exchanges.
Tezos was available from as little as $0.3146. Purchasing Tezos with $1000 would grant you just over 3000 coins. Selling this for Tezos's highest price, $9.18, would result in a return of almost $30,000.
HUH Token is in presale and therefore could produce profits that exceed the existing data for Tezos and Holo. Tezos and Holo's profits were achieved by holding onto these cryptocurrencies and getting in early to watch the value increase over time.
The amount of HUH Token you own will increase over time simply through holding onto the currency. When people purchase and sell HUH Token, everyone holding the currency will receive more of it. This happens because a small fee is attached to each of the transactions that take place, the fee is then reallocated to all holders' wallets.
HUH Token is providing one million dollars worth of liquidity; this will be split evenly among Pancakeswap and UniSwap. The creators of HUH Token have also stated that they will be incorporating more exchanges as soon as possible. This signifies to many that HUH Token are aiming to continue developing and improving their project for a long time. The liquidity will be locked in for two years demonstrating their commitment to the project.
The potential for HUH Token is extremely promising. The features discussed here are only some of the many ways HUH Token is exciting to potential buyers. It is encouraged that anyone interested visits their website to find out more. Many current and future holders will be hoping the HUH Token surpasses the profits made by Holo and Tezos. With more people than ever involved in cryptocurrency, this should be feasible in much less time.
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Revolution comes in many forms all over the world and its no surprise that the idea has seeped into the cryptocurrency world as well, but how does it differ from the blood baths that usually sprout from such gargantuan ideas.
Polkadot is a new creation from a co-founder of Ethereum and HUH Token is an emerging token that is set to take the crypto world by storm because of a very ingenious ecosystem that shares something in common with Polkadot.
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Why Will HUH Token Take Over?
HUH Token will revolutionise cryptocurrency because it's created an ecosystem of two co-existing blockchains that allow HUH Token holders to live in a greater equilibrium than holders of currencies that exist across one blockchain.
HUH Token holders will benefit from both the Ethereum and Binance chains which potentially, if they hype is to be believed, will offer a safer haven from the volatility of the crypto market.
Harnessing the power of utility and meme in the cleverly coined 'utimeme' description that HUH Nation gave to its tokens will see the popularity and functionality of the coin supersede those that have come before it, like Shiba Inu.
HUH Token is currently in its presale state and offers its holders far greater than what most other currencies do, for instance, holders that refer a friend, family member or acquaintance will receive 10% of your referees first investment and they will, in turn, receive 10% sales fees.
It's a win-win for all holders of HUH Token.
Why Will Polkadot succeed?
Polkadot is the new open-source crypto platform that continues the revolution of Ethereum's co-founder, who aspired to have far reaching applications of Cryptocurrency that he himself could never have envisaged. Much like HUH Token's revolutionary use of the Polkadot's father blockchain: Ethereum.
It's not shocking then that Polkadot and HUH Token have a pretty powerful beginning and as Polkadot launched recently it's clear to see that the Ethereum blockchain is one to watch and the currencies that use its proficiency.
Polkadot has launched and in its wake crypto geeks are looking for the next big currency to take over and that might just be HUH Token.
Which is best for you?
The answer to the above question is entirely down to your needs as Polkadot allows the holders to dance across currencies but HUH Token offer the potential for dual currency due to its one of a kind multichain.
Though one extremely distinguishable point to note is that HUH Token is in its presale state meaning that it could far exceed Polkadot on its December 6th release, though HUH Token is already set to blow other altcoins out of the water.
HUH Token is set to take over the altcoin world, and with the shift from big crypto to altcoin, HUH Token could be your next best move, especially given its presale state.
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