KARNATAKA

Entries invited for Masti awards

Bangalore: The Kolar-based Masti Venkatesha Iyengar Trust and the Bangalore-based Masti Prashasti Samithi have invited entries for the “Masti Katha Pursakra,” annual awards, for 2006, 2007 and 2008.

In a release, the president and writer Mavinakere Ranganathan said that original short stories published in the last three years — from 2006 to 2008 — are eligible for entry.

The awards have been instituted after the outstanding Kannada short story writer and Jnanpith award winner, the late Masti Venkatesha Iyengar, to promote originality. Results would be announced either in April or May, 2009, said a press release. — Special Correspondent

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