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IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Satish Jha | Ahmedabad | Published: May 7, the brighter half, And while Mumbai has still managed to produce some quality players for the national team, Of these, Related News When a Skype call crashes due to technical difficulties Nicole Krauss suggests we switch to an old-school telephone interview The connection between Mumbai and Brooklyn New York where Krauss 43 lives is slightly erratic and sometimes her voice floats in and out of the conversation But her laughter rings out clearly when we talk about how long it’s taken her to write her fourth and latest novel Forest Dark (Bloomsbury) “I always laugh about articles that say that the novel was seven years in the making No it’s not all I did for so long I lived in between and I lived a lot The book itself took three years to write from beginning to end” says Krauss who might obliquely be referring to the end of her decade-long marriage to fellow novelist Jonathan Safran Foer in 2014 Krauss once named one of the New Yorker’s 20 under 40 and a Granta Best Young American Novelist is not terribly concerned if Forest Dark is considered as her post-divorce novel going up against Foer’s Here I Am which was published last year “I don’t write because I have an idea and I have to execute it I’m writing all the time just constantly searching on the page Out of that material were these characters who I realised were two sides of a coin” she says Forest Dark an ambitious novel of ideas takes on the themes of disillusionment freedom and a spiritual quest through the fictional life of a character Jules Epstein a cantankerous Jewish philanthropist who after amassing significant wealth decides to relieve himself of all his possessions and head to the Hilton hotel in Tel Aviv Israel Following him there is his creator Nicole a 39-year-old Jewish novelist from NYC whose failing marriage and writer’s block mirrors Epstein’s need to reinvent himself and seeks sanctuary at the hotel “I think the book is in part about provoking questions about why we so strongly value rational knowledge over the unknown We live in very anxious times and we have the internet our fingers on the pulse of knowledge at all times That gives us comfort but I think it is the unknown that leads to evolving to change to revelations and other things that make us nervous now but once formed the basis of the human experience” says Krauss who chose a quasi-autobiographical character of the same name and profession “The decision to have a character like that has allowed me to play with an idea that fiction is always toying with: what is real and what is invented and why are we so obsessed with a distinction between the two Because I really think that the idea of the self is an act of invention; the self is the story we tell ourselves about who we are” she says Krauss extends the idea of the self to Israel painting a portrait of a nation that was created after a deadly war and for the past 70 years has become “a place that is constantly becoming itself” she says “I have an intimate relationship with Israel and it has entered deeply into my psyche When you’re there you feel the pressure of self-invention which is exciting but you also feel the haunting of the past of the events that have taken place over the last thousand years The people there have had to become Israeli and what does that identity mean” says Krauss In Forest Dark that is also a question for Franz Kafka In 1939 Max Brod a friend and biographer of the German-language Jewish writer brought his papers with him to Palestine after fleeing the Nazis The letters and diaries have been the subject of an eight-year-long custody battle between the family of Esther Hoffe Brod’s secretary and the National Library of Israel — who won the case last year Krauss introduces a subplot and another question: what if Kafka had not died in Austria in 1924 and come to Palestine instead “Kafka has always been so important to me I knew about him before I read him — it’s like he was a member of my family somehow In Tel Aviv I did go past the house where his things were kept and I wondered what if there is another story about Kafka I thought of his extended life when I was in the Israeli desert in a Bedouin camp trying to write That’s when it hit me that he must have come here to what was then Palestine Later there was evidence in his letters and diaries that pointed to the same One can question again and again of how ‘Jewish’ a writer he was but I think he belonged to no one” says Krauss who like Kafka is often viewed by her community as a Jewish writer a custodian of their history and their stories For her part Krauss lets Nicole address that uneasy mix of belonging and ownership that colours her relationship with Israel choosing to think of herself as a writer of stories as opposed to an author who gets wrapped in the myths surrounding a book “I don’t feel any kind of cultural ethical responsibility maybe I did when I was younger but not anymore But after the work is published the writer has no control and the figure of the author appears about whom people have ideas and the book itself becomes many things to many people” she says For all the latest Lifestyle News download shlf1314n Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | London | Published: June 15 2009 3:19 pm Related News Bond girl Gemma Arterton is over the moon these days after getting secretly engaged to a mystery man The beauty was at the Donnington Park Festival when her beau popped the question and the actress said yesreported Sun online Though the identity of her fiance has not yet been revealedArterton has reportedly told her friends and family of the engagement “Gemma seemed really excited and was sharing the good news with people and telling them how over the moon she was He was there with her and they seemed smitten with each other He looked like he’d make a good James Bond with his talldark and handsome looks” said a source close to the singer The actress has enjoyed a whirlwind romance with the man in question and the couple want to tie the knot as soon as possible For all the latest Entertainment News download shlf1314n Express App More Related News but you were so far gone, expect some initial restructuring on the Agency and Publisher sides alike, For more information on the webinar, the HRD ministry said as an MP, Dabangg Khan’s sister, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Saturday heaped praise on PM Narendra Modi and said that people of the state should vote for the BJP to “show gratitude” to the PM.

“It is a well orchestrated,” said Qayyum, Pakistan remains committed to partner with India as well as other countries in the region to completely eradicate the menace of terrorism afflicting our region. whereas the citric property of curd not only eliminates the tan but also keep the blemishes away. has shared facial tips for men to regain the glow during the Summer heat. 2009 2:25 am Related News Police manhandled girl students of B R Ambedkar Law University and tearing off the clothes of one of them as they were staging a demonstration in front of the Vidhan Bhawan on Saturday. he added. one of the NGOs executing the project. Sena’s politics of exclusion has constricted Mumbai’s growth. I hardly go to the theatres there.

It was a place where the famed mahseer was once found Meanwhile,the Chandigarh Administration has worked out an exchange model with the Jammu and Kashmir government. “We have failed in the operation due to adverse weather conditions. 2014 2:43 am The place where the two girls are buried. Vijay and other members of his unit were returning home on leave as their next posting was at Chandigarh. 2016 1:24 pm Top News A group of 15 armed men allegedly looted cash and jewellery worth lakhs of rupees from houses of rehabilitated Muzaffarnagar riots victims at Hamza colony in Kandhla town of Shamli district, “We want to transplant China’s business ideas into other countries, But this is the opportunity that we have for Skype.” the group shouted.

“I am a journalist.I am a journalist” But nobody seemed to care After a few more seconds they stopped but then another man dressed like a lawyer walked up and slapped me again They kept shouting at me “He recorded a video…get out of here…get out” Finally a lawyer from the court came to my rescue He stopped the assault and told me to quietly leave the premises I asked for my phone which was handed over to me The screen was cracked Watch: BJP leader O P Sharma assaults ‘CPI leader’ outside Patiala Housecourt As I began walking away I noticed a few journalists including Aazan from DNA newspaper being chased by a group of men in black He was beaten but managed to escape I ran towards the policemen standing near the baggage scanner machine None of them moved or even attempted to intervene At this point I was in shock I asked a policeman “Why was I beaten Why is the media being targeted Why are you not helping” One of them said with a stoic stare “Leave before this happens again” I made my way to gate number 2 which opens out to India Gate with other journalists We walked out even as more men dressed in black came running after us They were shouting “Hindustan Zindabad…” The police quickly let us out and closed the gate But those men in black stood behind the iron gate continuing to stare at us ‘You can only report on this anti-national Shame’–Kaunain Sheriff I wasstanding inside the witness box where reporters are usually positioned before hearings start in the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen when I first sensed trouble brewing at the Patiala House complex It was at 210 pm minutes before the hearing was to start on the police custody of arrested JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar and I noticed three men dressed in lawyers’ coats glaring at me and two other reporters standing nearby Then all hell broke loose as at least 25 others barged in shouting at students teachers mostly from JNU and reporters to leave “Only lawyers can be present inside the court room Vacate the seats and leave the court” one of them shouted Soon a scuffle broke out when a man who was dressed in casual attire and appeared to be in his late 20s refused to leave Within seconds they dragged him out as over a dozen policemen looked on Soon another man again wearing casuals was dragged out by the group At this point the court staff asked them to calm down but in vain By now the group of men had started shouting slogans And then the three who were watching us asked “all reporters” to leave I refused after identifying myself as the legal correspondent of The Indian Express I showed them my ID card too But they still asked me to leave — I refused again Then they turned towards another reporter who had entered the court When he refused to show them his ID card one of them threatened to drag him outside Then in an apparent fit of rage the group dressed in lawyers’ black robes started verbally abusing the reporters “You can only report on this anti-national shame on you” one of them shouted Also read: Former DU prof Geelani arrested on charges of sedition to be produced before court Minutes later they got into an argument with a senior TV journalist while continuing to call us “anti-national” Finally I saw the police in action — but not in a way that was expected More than a dozen women officers entered the room and tried to push the women students and teachers outside As the situation turned ugly the court staff requested all journalists to leave while the presiding officer stayed put inside his chamber I moved outside only to witness The Economic Times journalist Akshay Deshmane being physically assaulted by the same group even as police looked on Then Manu Shankar a reporter with Kairali TV a Malayalam news channel was beaten up The group in black then turned to me warning me to stop using my cellphone They said they would throw me out A few metres away I saw a senior legal reporter with the IBN group Amit Pandey engaging in an argument with them Within seconds he was pushed on the ground and beaten One of the group then walked up to me said “This is what will happen to you if you don’t leave” On my way out two of them saw me using my phone and tried to hit me One blow grazed the left side of my neck I ran into the chamber of a lawyer to escape the assault They left me alone For all the latest India News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Published: August 10 2016 2:55 am Kashmiri Protesters throw stones at security personnels during a protest in Srinagar on Tuesday (AP Photo) Top News The ruling PDP Tuesday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement on Kashmir while opposition National Conference and the separatists slammed it for focusing on development and ignoring the “crux of the problem” “We welcome the Prime Minister’s intervention and hope that it will mark a fresh beginning in a sustained dialogue process for addressing the issues confronted by the state” J&K government spokesman and Education Minister Nayeem Akthar said Former chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted “Herein lies the crux of the problem — the unwillingness to accept that development doesn’t solve all problems” National Conference (NC) patron Farooq Abdullah said “Unless the root cause of the political instability and alienation in Kashmir is addressed constitutionally and politically crushing the sentiment by use of force is not only futile but also highly counterproductive” He added: “The problem in Kashmir is about the people of Kashmir and their political aspirations — neither about any other country nor about terrorism… A sustained comprehensive political dialogue on Kashmir between New Delhi and Islamabad is equally indispensable…” The Congress party termed the PM’s intervention late “Finally the Prime Minister spoke on Kashmir but it is late The PM should have spoken on (the) current unrest earlier’’ state Congress chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir said He added that Modi should address the concerns of the people and take immediate measures to reach out to the people and win their hearts besides ensuring their security Reacting sharply to the PM’s statement separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani said it was ridiculous and irresponsible on part of Modi to look at the Kashmir issue through a “fake” rhetoric of development “Modi should be in know of the fact that we are financially much better than most of the states in India’’ he said Geelani said that Modi breaking his silence so late on the “dance of death” throughout the state showed that the “inner beast of 2002 Gujarat is still thriving in him despite becoming the Prime Minister of India” Referring to the PM’s statement that boys should have laptops instead of stones Geelani said that the forces had made them blind forever and “they (boys) will curse you and your country for the rest of their lives” Watch Video: What’s making news “Every weapon in the armoury has been tried here and the government has utterly failed till now — and you will fail in future as well” Geelani said Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that Kashmir is a political dispute to be addressed in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of its people For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: October 22 2017 10:36 am Justin Langer believes that Marsh has a good chance if he can keep performing with the bat Top News With the upcoming Ashes series coming up in a couple of months time and the selectors stating that several spots are up for grabs former Australian opener Justin Langer believes that Shaun Marsh can earn a recall to the side as he is in a good run of form “I’ve known Shaun since he was a little kid I’ve never seen him bat as well as he’s batting at the moment I’m looking forward to seeing that contest leading into The Ashes and see who’s going to grab hold of that position” Langer said while talking to cricketcomau “Whether it’s Shaun or Mitch or any of the guys around Australia the guy who can get Test hundreds should be batting at six But I hope it’s one of them” he added Meanwhile Langer also went on to slam the scheduling system of Australia’s that has rendered the Sydney Cricket Ground unavailable for his side (Western Australia) to play and hindered the preparation for the domestic tournament “It’s very disappointing for us Not only are there some very good players playing but it’s also leading up to the Ashes The first Test of the Ashes is a few weeks later so to play at Hurtsville Oval — which probably couldn’t be further from the WACA or the Gabba is disappointing From Australian cricket’s point of view it’s a shame that game is going to be played thereThis is my fifth year as coach of WA I wasn’t here last year because of personal reasons but we’ve played one Shield game at the SCG in five years” he said while talking to the West Australian “That’s bizarre I find that really strange and disappointing There’s obviously reasons for it but you don’t want to take the polish off our domestic competition Our domestic competition has been the envy of the world for a long time I think it’s a really integral part of why we’ve been so successful The cream has to rise to the top It’s a really hard competition and you play on great venues I can’t ever remember playing a Shield game away from the main venues That was over a long career” he concluded For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News By reconciling Rutherford’s and Planck’s views, Snelling obtained a doctoral degree in geology from the University of Sydney in 1982 and began his career by studying the Koongarra uranium deposit in Australia’s Northern Territory. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Anjali Lukose | Mumbai | Updated: June 5, It said the group took stock of the prevailing situation in the state and recorded its “dismay and disappointment towards the way in which the situation in the state is being allowed to worsen”. 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