To develop young students as writers and hone their skills, the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC) has recently launched a “short story writing competition” for students.
Renowned Indian poet-lyricist Gulzar said that the Jallianwala Bagh massacre was an event of great vigour and enthusiasm for the Indian independence movement. But, he lamented, the 100th anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, which fell on April 13, 2019, didn’t receive the attention and respect it deserved.
Piracy in the publishing industry cannot be controlled completely but it can be reduced substantially. Despite growing popularity of literary works by newcomers as well as established authors, publishers are facing tough times in many countries due to piracy, said Hugo Setzer, President of International Publishers Association.
As you enter the workshop room of the 38th Sharjah International Book Fair you see how children were learning to make masks, you stop at the doorway, stunned by several dragon and unicorn craft box heads ready to greet you.
Books are great tools in connecting cultures and bring people closer. Libraries play a pivotal role in this regard, open horizons for everyone and bring countries closer, said Chairman of Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) Ahmed Al Ameri.
Sharjah Girl Guides turned up in force at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2019 (SIBF) to promote their ‘Cookies for a Cause’ fundraising initiative. SIBF attracts around 2 million visitors each year, making it an ideal platform for SGG’s Brownies (7 to 11 years) and Guides (12 to 15 years) to promote their delicious wares and make sales in order raise money for a good cause.
Speakers at a session at the Sharjah book fair made a telling point: the importance of learning more than one language (“Experts discuss importance of bilingualism,” Nov.6, Gulf Today).
If acting is about dexterously camouflaging the self, Gulshan Grover has done this for nearly four decades. The ‘bad man’ of Bollywood, whose onscreen persona people loved to hate, is a man who has mastered the craft by acting in over 400 films.
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Now, a popular actor has taken this saying to heart and he is now making a pioneering effort to teach both young and old the way to read visuals.