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After Nayantara, Ashok Vajpeyi returns Sahitya Akademi Award

After eminent writer Nayantara Sahgal, former Lalit Kala Akademi chairman Ashok Vajpeyi has returned the Sahitya Akademi Award to protest the "assault on right to freedom of both life and......

Return of awards a 'spontaneous' form of protest: President Pranab

President Pranab Mukherjee has said that the return of awards by writers and intellectuals was "evidently spontaneous" and a way of protest that has triggered a nation-wide debate on the issue of......

At meet to discuss growing intolerance, historian likens RSS to Islamic State

Vehemently rejecting the charge that Congress and Leftists were behind their protest against “growing intolerance”, writers and artistes on Sunday alleged that the ruling Bharatiya......

Authors urge Sahitya Akademi to reinvent itself

Writers including those who had returned their Sahitya Akademi awards on Sunday wrote to the National Academy of Letters urging it to build on the resolution passed during its recent emergency meet......

Now, 250 scholars slam PM Modi for rising intolerance

A group of academics and scholars on Friday expressed their outrage and anger against the "assault on academic and constitutional freedom", joining the recent protests by writers, artistes,......

Heavy taxes hit art business

The financial meltdown and heavy taxes on works of art imported or sold in India has caused many art galleries to shut down in recent times.Speaking on the sidelines of the international symposium......
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Noted poet Ashok Vajpeyi says RSS trying to distort Hinduism, turn it into monolithic faith

Vajpeyi, who was among the writers who returned their awards, accused RSS of 'distorting' Hindu religion and insisted that the government should do... ...
Rajinder Sachar, Ashok Vajpeyi slam Rajnath Singh's 'secularism most misused word' remark

New Delhi: Former Delhi High Court Chief Justice Rajinder Sachar on Thursday termed as "nonsensical" Home Minister Rajnath Singh's remarks that... ...
Ashok Vajpeyi

Authors like him had no option but to dramatise their protest again-st growing intolerance by returning awards for a visible impact, noted poet... ...
Former Mumbai Police Officer

KOLKATA: Claiming that RSS activists have been indicted in at least 13 terror cases across India, former Maharashtra inspector general of police... ...
Pranab Mukherjee said Award Wapsi was 'evidently spontaneous', claims group of intellectuals

A three-member delegation comprising Ashok Vajpeyi (poet), Vivan Sundaram (painter) and Om Thanvi (journalist) had called on the President on... ...

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