India’s Jayaram Jayalalitha still ‘critical’ after heart attack

One of India’s most popular and powerful politicians, J Jayalalitha, remains in a critical condition after suffering a heart attack on Sunday night, the hospital treating her said.

Thousands of people are standing vigil outside the hospital.

Ms Jayalalitha has been receiving treatment for months and was last seen in public in September.

The former film star has been Tamil Nadu chief minister four times and is revered by many in the state.

With the extreme devotion she inspires among her supporters, many of whom refer to her as “Amma” (mother), there are concerns that a serious deterioration in her condition could spark unrest.

Police have been put on alert across Tamil Nadu and outside her official residence.

News of her health over the last few months has been closely monitored and guarded, and in a sign of the sensitivity around the issue two people were arrested for spreading rumours about her health in October.

SNL makes fun of Trump’s tweets, and Trump immediately tweets his disapproval. Sad! – The Washington Post — 61chrissterry

Satire is not dead at SNL, but would be if Trump had his way. Unfortunately Trump will be the next President of the USA, the 45th, so he had better get used to satire for there will be plenty more to come. Sad, is it not that a person who will take such a […]

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30 Facebook Groups Every Author Needs…..And It’s Free! — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Originally posted on Pigeonhole Books: Posted by A.S. Chung. Award-wining author of children’s picture books A Brand New Day: about divorce and Wishful Wedding: about LGBT equality and same gender families. Creator of Pigeonhole Books and blogs about self-publishing, writing, online book marketing, peer bloggers and illustrators. 30 FACEBOOK GROUPS EVERY AUTHOR NEEDS…..AND IT’S FREE!…

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Digital Book World in January includes Indie Authors Conf. — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

PRESS RELEASE By Aaron Kiel, for Digital Book World Conference NEW YORK — The 8th Annual Digital Book World (DBW 2017) announces a line-up of distinguished speakers, including the publishing industry’s leading executives, innovators, experts and allied partners. All of the DBW 2017 presenters – familiar faces and new voices – will help attendees get…

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The Love of a Thousand Muskoxen: Grieving a Love Lost to Time and Sickness — Discover

Years after spending a romantic month alone with a young photographer, Stephanie Land learns of his crippling chronic disease — and gets a glimpse of how much she meant to him.

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Can “Hairspray Live!” Heal The Nation? Nope, But It Looks Fun. — Flavorwire

Every new wacky and decadent cultural offering that pops up in the post-Trump era feels like some sort of relic from just before the fall of Rome. That’s certainly how I felt when I watched the promo for the forthcoming live Hairspray! musical which arrives on the heels of a series of disastrous and praised…

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