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Arundhati Roy to Penguin India: 'You owe us writers an explanation'

'The elections are still a few months away. The fascists are, thus far, only campaigning. Yes, it's looking bad, but they are not in power. Not yet. And you've already succumbed?' Booker Prize......

Arundhati Roy says she is writing second book

Fifteen years after storming the literary world with her Booker Prize winning book 'God of Small Things', writer and activist Arundhati Roy is finally writing a second book. Speaking at the......

Crime Branch to probe sedition case against Geelani

A court in New Delhi was on Friday informed that the probe into a case of sedition, lodged against writer Arundhati Roy, hardline Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and four others......

PIL filed against Arundhati Roy over Kashmir comment

A Public Interest Litigation was filed on Tuesday in the Jammu and Kashmir high court, seeking action against activist and author Arundhati Roy for her reported remarks advocating the right of......

RSS, NGOs, media ran Hazare movement: Arundhati Roy

In an interview with CNN-IBN, author and activist Arundhati Roy explains why she strongly opposes Anna Hazare's movement for the Jan Lokpal Bill On her article on Anna Hazare's movement "I am......

The ugly side of land acquisition in India

"India lives in several centuries at the same time. Somehow we manage to progress and regress simultaneously." Arundhati Roy Controversies, protests and violence have marred land acquisition......

Was Mahatma Gandhi India's first corporate agent?

Gandhi and Birla, in spite of their well-publicised closeness, too differed - frequently and strongly, explains Bhupesh Bhandari. Arundhati Roy recently called Mahatma Gandhi India's first......

Six Indians among world's top thinkers

There are some who go with the flow, while there are others who try to change the world for better with their revolutionary thinking. Here we present 25 global thinkers, including six Indians, who......

Can a peaceful revolution tackle corruption?

A peaceful revolution seems on the way in India, sans civil strife. It is still in swaddling clothes so the denouement is a long way off. But the uncertainty is matched by hope. In a world where......

Media: Of burying the 'paid news' report

Wild and sharp contrasts are common in India. But recent events have rattled even those who are surprise-proof. Most of the key accused in various corruption scandals are still to be charged. But......

Review: Kannada film Ambara is a disappointing

Srikanth Srinivasa says Ambara, starring Yogish and Bhamaa, is a disappointing film and fails to evoke any curiosity, moving along predictable lines.   Director Sen Prakash has......

What upsets Gul Panag, Akshay Kumar

The twitter world is quite a busy one, and Bollywood contributes a great deal to it. Here's looking at the best star tweets of the day. Gul Panag seemed quite upset with writer and activist......

Vidhubala: Acting is a closed chapter for me now

Vidhubala, daughter of the famous magician, late Prof Bhagyanath and sister of National Award-winning cinematographer Madhu Ambat, was star in Malayalam years ago. Now after a long break -- 30......
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SEWA general secretary meets German chancellor

Elaborating on the importance of development of vocational skills and working on access to energy, Jyoti Macwan, general secretary of SEWA spoke... ...
How To Win Friends, FB Style

True to form—and Facebook—there was a warm, friendly and familial feel to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's townhall meeting at Melon, California,... ...
6 quotes from book that claims Mahatma Gandhi was racist

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi is seen after it was vandalized with white paint at Gandhi Square in Johannesburg, 13 April, 2015 Reuters File A... ...
Kovalam literary festival to start from October 10

Kerala Wednesday, Sep 30 , 2015,16:52 IST By Metrovaartha A A A Thiruvananthapuram | Well known writer, thinker and former... ...

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