In 2013, Hemanth Kappanna was a part of a team of three PhD students at the West Virginia University, Morgantown, whose research into the emissions of nitrogen oxides of two Volkswagen cars uncovered the German automobile major’s fraudulent use of “cheat devices” in the US market.
Over close to two decades, the Bangalore South seat has been an invincible BJP stronghold. BJP candidate for the Bangalore South Lok Sabha constituency Tejasvi Surya is described, among other things, as a young Sachin Tendulkar taking on Pakistani pacers.
At 73, Malayalam writer and public intellectual Paul Zacharia has written his first novel in English. A look at his literary journey that was shaped by Christianity, Communism and a modernist’s search for the right words.
Kaikini’s book was the dark horse in a power-packed shortlist, which included Pakistani-British novelist Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire, Pakistani novelist’s Mohsin Hamid: Exit West, Neel Mukherjee’s A State Of Freedom, Sujit Saraf’s Harilal & Sons and Manu Joseph’s Miss Laila Armed And Dangerous.