LONDON: A woman from Ranchi currently studying in the US has won £5,000 after her tale about a Hindu girl falling in love with a Muslim boy beat more than 5,000 entries from 49 countries to win the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Kritika Pandey, 29, was speechless and tearful when announced as the overall winner of the prize for "The Great Indian Tee and Snakes" at an online ceremony on Tuesday. The prize is judged by an international panel of writers, representing each of the five regions of the Commonwealth. The award was presented by the chair of the 2020 judging panel, Ghanaian writer and editor Nii Ayikwei. Her story tells of an unlikely friendship between a strong-willed Hindu
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