On an average day, 93 Americans die in gun-related violence while 18 of their compatriots succumb to AIDS. The call for regulating access to firearms has been accentuated after the mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas claimed 59 lives and injured 527, making it the worst such incident in U.S. history. Here are a few statistics to show the extent to which gun culture has become entrenched in American society.
The Hindu Lit for Life was born out of the need to celebrate the 20th year of The Hindu Literary Review in 2010. Held in January every year at Chennai, the festival is home to a host of conversations on a wide gamut of topics ranging from contemporary issues, politics, films, theatre, and music to popular fiction, food, translations, trends in regional literature and young adult fiction. The Hindu Prize, a crucial part of the festival, is awarded to the best-fiction written by an Indian author, in English.