Crossword Books honours Ruskin Bond for lifetime achievement

Crossword Books honours Ruskin Bond for lifetime achievement
* The most popular children’s fiction writer Ruskin Bond, and novelist Amitav Ghosh have won the Crossword Book Awards for 2016.
Bond has been honoured with the lifetime achievement award, the organisers said in a statement.
Others who won the awards in other categories include Sachin Tendulkar (co-authored by Boria Majumdar for his biography, Playing It My Way in the popular award for best biography), Radhakrishnan Pillai (business and management category for his book Chanakya), Twinkle Khanna (popular, non-fiction category for Mrs Funnybones), and the popular pulp writer Amish Tripathi, the organisers said.
That apart Shamsur Rahman Faruqi (best translation), Ranjit Lal (best children’s writing), Payal Gidwani, Roopa Pai and Akshaya Mukul among others.
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Kohinoor Technical Institute, EIFE join hands * Kohinoor Technical Institute has joined hands with the Europe India Foundation for Excellence (EIFE) to offer skilling in the technical education space.
Named ‘Skill India Mission’ this alliance with the European non-government body will collaborate to increase the productivity and employability of skilled workforce, KTI chief executive Sameer Joshi said.
Through this collaboration, KTI will be the window for promoting the skilling initiatives of EIFE in the country and the NGO will be the partner for KTI for promoting the skilling initiatives in Europe and elsewhere. (MORE) PTI BEN NRB MR