20 October, 2020

Crossings

Rehman Rahi, Vishwanathan Anand, I.M. Choudhary, Forbes billionaire list, incandescent light bulbs & Kerala Alcohol Consumers Welfare Forum

Crossings
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Awarded  
Rehman Rahi, 82, is the first Kashmiri to win the Jnanpith (for ’04). He has penned criticism (Saaz Kahwat), and poetry (Siyah Rooh Jaren Manz) alike.

Peaked
Vishwanathan Anand is world No. 1 after winning the Linares Super Grandmaster Chess tourney. He’s only one of four men ever to breach the 2800 FIDE score.

Suspended
I.M. Choudhary, the beleaguered Chief Justice of Pakistan, refuses to quit. The activist judge was nixed by Musharraf but protests rage over the action.

Ranked  
The annual Forbes billionaire list is out and, no surprises, with all those giant takeovers, India tops the rich stakes in Asia. We pipped Japan 36 to...

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