9 remarkable Indian achievements in 2021 that made our hearts swell with pride


The novel by the Anglo-Indian author, China Room, was among 13 titles vying for the prestigious Booker Prize, alongside authors like Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro and Pultizer Prize winner Richard Powers. The semi-autobiographical book is about three women married to three brothers without any clue of their identity, their acquaintance being limited to conjugal visits in the dark of night, until one of the sisters becomes desperate to learn more about her husband. . Sahota was previously on this list in 2015 for his book, The year of the fugitives.

8. India has won three International Emmy Award nominations

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While the Primetime Emmys have come under fire for choosing mostly white winners, its international counterpart, which held its first ceremony in 1973, has evolved into a more inclusive and diverse platform showcasing talent outside the States. -United. Nominations for this year’s International Emmys included comedian Vir Das for his stand-up comedy special Netflix, Vir Das: for India, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the category Best performance by an actor for his role in Sudhir Mishra Serious men adapted from the book of the same name by Manu Joseph and the detective drama web series by Ram Madhvani, Aarya, on Disney + Hotstar for Best Drama.

9. Indian composer Ricky Kej has been nominated for a Grammy

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Indian composer and Grammy winner Ricky Kej has been nominated for another Grammy Award, this time for his album Divine tides, with Stewart Copeland of rock band The Police. Kej won his first Grammy for his album Winds of Samsara, which debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard New Age Albums chart in 2015. Divine tides is an ode to the natural world and to the resilience of humanity and features nine songs and eight music videos, shot in places as diverse as the Himalayas and the forests of Spain. The winners will be announced at the 64th annual Grammy Awards in January 2022.

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