Tuesday, February 2, 2016

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02 February 2016    |   Edition:223


We present to you a new edition of our fortnightly newsletter. In this edition, we will catch up on some news about the Festival Neue Literatur 2016 which throws spotlight on the importance of translation, along with an introductory overview of the German book market in the past year.
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The German Book Office Team
The Importance of Translation Ahead of 2016 Festival Neue Literatur


The event line-up for the 7th annual Festival Neue Literatur (FNL) in New York City has been announced, and this year’s theme is “Seriously Funny.” Taking place on February 25-28, 2016, FNL brings together authors from Germany and New York for several days of readings and discussions.
American authors include James Hannaham, Jenny Offill, Siri Hustvedt, Ann Goldstein, Joshua Rothman, John Wray and Natasha Wimmer. They will be in conversation with German authors Xaver Bayer, Sibylle Berg, Alvara Enrigue, Iris Hanika, Vea Kaiser, Christopher Kloeble, Daniel Kehlmann and Pedro Lenz.
FNL will kick off by presenting the 2016 Friedrich Ulfers Prize to translator Burton Pike for his achievements in championing German-language literature in the United States. Past winners of this prize include Bob Weil, Sara Bershtel and Carol Brown Janeway.
To mark the occasion, Pike wrote the following text on the necessary evolution of literary translation:

Equivalence in Translation by Burton Pike

There have been many theories about literary translation, from such writers as
Dryden, Goethe, Schopenhauer,

Nietzsche, Valéry, Nabokov, and Derrida, to name a few. Literary fashions constantly change, and languages and cultures are constantly changing as well, so that what constitutes a good translation cannot be carved in stone but must change with the times and the circumstances: this is why translations have to be periodically redone. Literary translation is a search not for reproducing the original text word for word, but for finding equivalents between the original language and the language it is being translated into. What makes this difficult is that besides the words, a novel or story also contains unwritten but important information that is an essential part of its meaning. If a friend says something to you, you translate its meaning not only from his words but also from the tone of his voice and his physical attitude. The literary translator must take this “dark matter” into account.
Thanks to the interest in the theory of language in universities in recent years, the present generation of translators has been very well served: they are more sensitive to the many factors that constitute the literary language they are translating from, and more careful about the more-than-language that is involved in expressing what they are translating into English. Publishers have also to some extent relented about insisting that translations be in straightforward current English no matter what the authors of the original works were doing with language as an essential constituent of their literary creations.
Now serious translators are paying closer attention to what their author’s text contains in addition to the words. Taking the broad view, every communication is an act of translation. Octavio Paz said that “no text can be completely original because language itself, in its very essence, is already a translation: first from the nonverbal world and then because each sign and each phrase is a translation of another sign, another phrase.” Every literary text is, more than a collection of words to be translated, a cohesive whole with its own unique sensibility, and it is this that the translator must convey by equivalence in translating it into his own language.
Courtesy: Hannah Johnson, Publishing Perspectives
The German Book Market 2015

The Publishing Industry in Germany in 2015  
We present to you an overview of the German book market and the trends in the book world in Germany in 2015. In the next 2 editions, you will find valuable market data to give you an insight of the transitions in the industry.
  • Number of books published: 87,134 (2014), 93,600 (2013), ↓ -6.9%
  • Number of publishers (minimum turnover 17,500 €, subject to taxation): 2,170 (2013), 2,209 (2012) ↓ -1.7%
  • Leading publishers: 21 publishers with a turnover of 50 million € and more
  • Number of Bookshops (minimum turnover 17,500 €, subject to taxation): 3,896 (2013) pure retail bookshops, 4,038 (2012)↓ -3.5%  and 6,394 retail shops selling books, magazines and journals (2013), 6,554 (2012) ↓ -2.4%
  • Total turnover of publishers and booksellers: 9,322 billion € (2014), 9,536 billion € (2013), 9.520 billion € (2012) ↓ -2.2
  • Trend in concentration of bookshop chains
  • Average book price: 14.37 € (fiction), 11.74 € (children’s books, young adult), 15.95 € (school books)
  • Adult reading habits (2013): 20.4% read frequently, 29% occasionally, 27.8% rarely, 22.8% never
  • Interest of children in books and reading (2012): 16 very interested, 51 % interested
  • 4.1% bought at least one audiobook during the last 12 months (2013), 3.8% (2012)  +0.3%
Reproduction of a graphic by Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V., “Buch und Buchhandel in Zahlen 2015”, Frankfurt am Main, 2015, p.86. This graphic is based on information by Deutsche Nationalbibliografie, VLB 2015.

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Kiran Matharu all set to defend her title

Kolkata, February 2, 2016: Kiran Matharu will look to defend her title in the 3rdLeg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the historic Royal Calcutta Golf Club. She would like to draw inspiration from the fact that she registered her maiden win on the Tour at the same venue last year. The INR 6,00,000 event featuring 16 professionals and lone amateur Tvesa Malik will be played from 3rdto 5th February.
Overseas player Kiran Matharu has been in good form and is currently placed second in the 2016 Hero Order of Merit with total earnings of INR 2,38,000 in two appearances. She finished runner-up behind Delhi youngster Vani Kapoor in both the events at Ahmedabad, and will be the firm favourite at RCGC in Vani’s absence. Vani Kapoor and Amandeep Drall are both currently playing in Australia.
Kiran will be up against a strong field, and will face a stiff challenge from the likes of Smriti Mehra, Saaniya Sharma and Gursimar Badwal. Kapurthala’s Gursimar Badwal is currently placed fourth in the money list with total earnings of INR 1,61,000, followed by Chandigarh’s Saaniya Sharma in fifth place with total earnings of INR 1,47,000. Both players are expected to push hard for a victory at the event. Kolkata’s Smriti Mehra is currently placed eighth on the money list with total earnings of INR 1,08,500, and would like to see her name move up in the Order of Merit.
Hero Motocorp sponsored Bengaluru golfer Sharmila Nicollet will be making a comeback to the Tour and will be playing in her first event this year. She did not participate in the first two events, and will look to make an instant impact at RCGC. Other players to look out for are Kolkata’s Neha Tripathi, Pune’s Shweta Galande and the Delhi duo of Mehar Atwal and Ankita Tiwana.
The historic Royal Calcutta Golf Club is the second oldest golf course in the world, and the par 72 course is all set to host some of the best women players in the country.


Delhi Medical Association is supporting the Strike of Doctors, nursing and paramedical staff (all three corporations) working in municipal hospitals who have not been paid salaries for 4 months by government. Suffering and exploited doctors, nursing and paramedical staff amid a wave of fury.Doctors had been requesting and fighting for implementation of better services for patient and doctors in hospitals since last 3 months. They were promised to take action regarding the demands of doctors. But despite of repeated reminders, no communication has been made so far in this regards by the government. Considering the issue Delhi Medical Association is supporting all three corporations and highlight the issue and informed the press that how Delhi government is not paying their hard earned money and they are not ready anymore to get torture. DMA requests its members to wear Black Badges during their working hours to protest against government and support the doctors. DMA has also called upon its members to close down their medical establishments including clinics, nursing homes, labs etc. on Thursday, 4th Feb 2016, if the demands will not be fulfilled by the Government. DMA has also called upon to all the private hospitals to close down their OPD on Thursday, 11th Feb 2016. The Emergency services however shall be provided at all the centres. Dr. Ajay Lekhi, President, DMA M: 9810057136

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Arise Steel 42nd Sub-Junior National Basketball Championship: Defending champions Kerala girls and MP boys win on opening day
Puducherry, 2nd February 2016: The Arise Steel 42nd Sub-Junior National Basketball Championship tipped off at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium here in Puducherry today. On the morning of Day 1 of the tournament, girls’ defending champions Kerala got off to a resounding start with a big victory over West Bengal 48 to 17. Krisha Priya top scored for Kerala with 18 points. Last year’s runners up Chhattisgarh girls also picked up a comfortable victory defeating Delhi 89 to 36, led by Elizabeth Ekka’s 27 points. The Tamil Nadu girls started off their campaign with a victory over Haryana 80-58. Tamil Nadu’s Pavithra Sree scored a game-high 36 points against Haryana, who were led by Maika’s 32 points in the losing effort. Interestingly, the Haryana team lineup also featured Miraya Vadra, the daughter of Indian politician and member of the Congress party, Priyanka Vadra and businessman Robert Vadra. Miraya did put her skills on display for limited minutes during the game in the stadium named after her late grandfather, much to the delight of the media shutterbugs present at the venue.
In the boys’ games on the morning of Day 1, the Tamil Nadu and West Bengal boys were embroiled in a cracker of a matchup that ended after two extra time periods. Tamil Nadu held their nerve in the final minutes to clinch the 84-79 victory, relying on a balanced team effort led by Dhanush’s game-high 25 points. The Rajasthan boys also began on a positive note with a 91-79 victory over Andhra Pradesh. The Rajasthan boys’ team features the only foreign coach in the tournament, Marko Zarkovic from Serbia, who is the assistant coach for the team. Delhi and Punjab boys also picked up opening-day victories against Tripura and Goa respectively.
In the second half of the day, boys’ defending champions took the court in their first game against Maharashtra. The match turned out to be a thrilling contest that ended with the defending champs edging past Maharashtra 57 to 55, thanks to Pankaj Singh’s 26 points for the MP team. The other level 1 boys’ game between Odisha and Haryana also went down to the wire with only two points separating the teams once again. Odisha emerged winners of the contest defeating Haryana 61-59. Last year’s runners up, the Chhattisgarh boys, made short work of Chandigarh defeating them by a whopping 60-point margin to pick up their first victory.
The home teams, Puducherry boys and girls lost their opening day games against Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh respectively. The opening ceremony is scheduled to take place from 6 pm onwards at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium today.
Results from Day 1 up to 5 pm
Level 1:
Group A:
  1. Kerala (Krishna Priya SS 18, Anagha G. Nair 10) bt West Bengal (Asmina 4, Rittika 4) 48-17 (11-4, 21-5, 7-6, 9-2)
  2. Tamil Nadu (Pavithra Sree 36) bt Haryana (Maika 32) 80-58 (23-6, 8-9, 23-14, 22-19)
Group B:
  1. Chhattisgarh (Elizabeth Ekka 27, Neha Karva 22, Shweta Sen 14) bt Delhi(Sameeksha 10, Vanshita Singh 7) 89-36(28-8, 16-7, 14-14, 20-7)
  2. Madhya Pradesh (Rajvi Desai 24) bt Uttar Pradesh (Muskan Maurya 13)46-36 (13-7, 8-12, 10-11, 15-6)
Level 2:
Group D:
  1. Himachal Pradesh (Ananya Sanoria 19) bt Puducherry (Nila 11) 47-15(20-0, 5-2, 9-7, 13-6)
Group E:
  1. Rajasthan (Simran Birla 12, Raksheta Raman 13, Harshita Sharma 10) btGoa (Shimei Nathan 11) 52-13 (19-4, 12-2, 13-1, 8-6)
Level 1:
Group A:
  1. Odisha (Sourav Kumar Sahoo 16, Brahmananda Behera 14) bt Haryana(Aryan 14, Sahil 11) 61-59 (10-14, 14-24, 18-13, 19-8)
  2. Madhya Pradesh (Pankaj Singh 26) bt Maharashtra (Sankalp Panda 14, Pritish Kokate 12) 57-55 (13-10, 10-7, 24-14, 10-24)
Group B:
  1. Rajasthan (Mohammad Aasif 33, Jaiveer 19, Bharat Kumar 12) bt Andhra Pradesh (A. Sai Pavan Kumar 23, P. Venkata Raju 14) 91-69 (19-16, 21-14, 29-15, 22-24)
  2. Chhattisgarh (Sajjad Ali 18, Rahul Hadleskar 16) bt Chandigarh (Aryan 4) 70-10 (20-2, 14-5, 18-1, 18-2)
Level 2:
Group C:
  1. Himachal Pradesh (Jugraj Singh 20, Vishal Verma 14) bt Jammu and Kashmir (Divanshu Pandey 13, Prasant Singh 12) 70-36 (21-9, 23-1, 14-18, 11-8)
Group D:
  1. Gujarat (Rushal 15, Jigar 10) bt Puducherry (Charanraj 8) 61-22 (25-10, 12-5, 13-2, 11-5)
Group E:
  1. Tamil Nadu (Dhanush 25, Saran 19, Surya 11) bt West Bengal (Rohith 12, Sumith Shan 12, Binay 10) 84-79 (15-13, 12-13, 17-25, 22-15, Extra Period 1 8-8, Extra Period 2 10-5)
  2. Punjab (Eknoor Singh 16, Amaan Sandhu 14, Jaskaran Singh 12) bt Goa(Selwyn Coelho 4) 74-10 (30-6, 19-0, 10-0, 15-4)
Group F:
  1. Delhi (Himanshu 14, Aryan Goswami 8, Ashish 8) bt Tripura (Aftab Khan 12) 62-16 (26-6, 20-6, 12-0, 4-4)
About the 42nd Sub-Junior National Basketball Championship
The 42nd Sub-Junior National Basketball Championship is being organised in Puducherry from the 2nd to the 8th of February 2016 at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex. There are two indoor courts at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium along with one outdoor court in the complex dedicated to the tournament. This year’s event is being organised by the Puducherry Basketball Association under the aegis of the Basketball Federation of India. The Sub-Junior Nationals is an annual national tournament for U-14 boys’ and girls’ teams from states across India. This year’s tournament is witnessing the participation of 23 boys’ teams and 22 girls’ teams. Arise Steel is the main sponsor for the tournament.
The 41st Sub-Junior Nationals were conducted in Nashik, Maharashtra, where the Kerala girls and the Chhattisgarh boys emerged victorious clinching the gold medals. Chhattisgarh girls and boys were the second placed teams. The 2013 version tournament was conducted in Patna, Bihar. The Chhattisgarh teams won both the boys and the girls category last year, while the Madhya Pradesh boys and the Tamil Nadu girls finished runners-up respectively.
About Basketball Federation of India
The Basketball Federation of India or BFI is the governing and controlling body of basketball in India, and is responsible for the development and promotion of the sport at all levels. BFI has been involved in conducting camps, clinics, events, and training sessions at its academies for the development of basketball. BFI came into being in 1935 and took complete control over Indian basketball in 1950. Prior to that time, the Indian Olympic Association handled the conduct of Indian basketball championships. Since 1950, the BFI has been conducting various such championships, from the grassroots to senior team participation in international tournaments. In addition, the BFI has been responsible for the establishment of strong sub-junior and junior level programs. The BFI has to its credit produced several international players of repute, among them 17 have been bestowed with the honour of Arjuna Awards. Earlier in June 2015, 19-year-old Satnam Singh Bhamara made history by becoming the first Indian national to be drafted by an NBA team, when he was selected by the Dallas Mavericks. More information at www.basketballfederationindia.org
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Hitters Junior Golf Tournament on 5th Feb 2016

Preparing next Olympic Gold Medalist
Since the day when Golf was included in Olympics, Two guys determined to bring this gold to India. To find the right talent from India to groom he planned a junior Golf tour. That was the story behind Hitters Junior Golf Tour. This is PAN INDIA TOUR with 2 tournaments completed successfully around NCR and 10 more remaining.
The competition is stiff with schools competing for Best School trophy and Coaches accompanying the younglings to the tournaments. The Junior golfers are already enjoying the special session with seasoned golfers and getting the best of sports health care services. Parents are not left alone they also interact with the Sports Therapist to know about the services they can avail for their golfers.
Last tournament which was concluded saw MODERN SCHOOL Barahkhamba Road winning the best school trophy and the Green is just turning hot even in this delhi cold.
The team is always on the lookout for talent to groom. Is your youngling up to the challenge on green..you can see the next Indian golfers in action at the next tournament being held at Noida Golf Course on 5th Feb
Image – Modern School winning the Best School trophy
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