Michelle Obama's memoir adapted for younger readers

Michelle Obama's memoir adapted for younger readers

By PTI NEW DELHI: Former first lady of the US, Michelle Obama, has come out with a younger reader’s edition of her memoir “Becoming”. Published by Puffin, the children’s imprint of Penguin Random House, “Becoming: Adapted for Younger Readers” has a new introduction from Obama. In her note to the young readers, Obama says that she aims to give them “my story in all its messy glory – from the time I struggled on a question in front of my kindergarten class, to my first kiss and the insecurities I…

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Michelle Obama hooked on knitting, thinking about retirement

Michelle Obama hooked on knitting, thinking about retirement

By PTI WASHINGTON : Michelle Obama is knitting and thinking about retiring from public life. The former first lady says in a new People magazine interview that she picked up knitting needles to pass time during the coronavirus pandemic. And now she’s hooked. “Knitting is a forever proposition,” she said. “You don’t master knitting, because once you make a scarf, there’s the blanket. And once you do the blanket, you’ve got to do the hat, the socks.” She’s working on her first crewneck sweater for her husband, former President Barack Obama. “I’m…

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A dinner fit for A Promised Land: What Obama's probing eyes and mind discovered in India

A dinner fit for A Promised Land: What Obama's probing eyes and mind discovered in India

By Online Desk Excerpts from Barack Obama’s new memoir have been making rounds on the internet for the past few days. The most-talked-about portion, possibly, being his first impression of Rahul Gandhi where he calls the Congress leader ‘a young man who lacked either the aptitude or the passion to master the subject’.  But there is more to what he wrote about his first visit to India than just Rahul Gandhi. In the book titled ‘A Promised Land’, the former US President talks about his political career and his rise from being a…

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'Racist': Former US First Lady Michelle Obama slams Trump; terms him 'not up to the job'

'Racist': Former US First Lady Michelle Obama slams Trump; terms him 'not up to the job'

By PTI WASHINGTON: Former US first lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on President Donald Trump, accusing him of being a “racist” and not being “up to the job” and urged fellow Americans to make informed and engaged choice in the presidential election to regain stability in the country. Pitching for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, she made an impassioned plea through a 24-minute video, saying that the country is in chaos and the voters should know what is at stake. ALSO READ| ‘Looking forward’ to next presidential…

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Michelle Obama makes rousing call to dump Trump at Democratic convention

Michelle Obama makes rousing call to dump Trump at Democratic convention

By AFP WASHINGTON: US Democrats opened their nominating convention Monday with a show of unity behind Joe Biden and former first lady Michelle Obama delivering a scathing rebuke of Donald Trump as she urged voters to reject his politics of ‘division.’ “Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country,” Barack Obama’s wife said in a keynote speech on the first night of a convention that has shifted entirely online due to the coronavirus pandemic.  “Whenever we look to this White House for some leadership, or consolation, or any semblance…

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Dealing with 'low-grade depression', reveals Former US first lady Michelle Obama

Dealing with 'low-grade depression', reveals Former US first lady Michelle Obama

By PTI WASHINGTPN: Former US first lady Michelle Obama says she has been suffering from “low-grade depression” due to the coronavirus pandemic, the rising racial injustice and the “hypocrisy” of the Trump administration. Amid all the challenges facing the country, Obama said she is managing the “emotional highs and lows” by trying to maintain a routine, trying to not be hard on herself, getting outdoors and spending time with her family, NBC News reported. “I know that I am dealing with some form of low-grade depression,” she said in the…

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