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Now Mahashweta Devi says she has full faith in Mamata

Two days after she dubbed the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal as 'fascist', Magsaysay award winner social activist Mahashweta Devi has said she had full faith in the chief minister. "I......

Hold resignation, Mahashweta tells Kabir Suman

In a late evening development on Tuesday, Magsaysay award winner writer and social activist Mahashweta Devi told singer-turned-politician Kabir Suman to 'hold' his 'written resignation from the......

Canadian author wins Booker prize

Alice Munro, one of Canada's most celebrated writers, has won the third Man Booker International Prize. Mahashweta Devi and V S Naipaul were among 13 other writers who were short listed for the......

'Politicians failed, writers should come forward'

Jnanpeeth and Magsaysay award winning writer Mahashweta Devi is totally disillusioned with the politicians and appeals to writers and other artists to create awareness as Premchand and Satyajit Ray......

Jaipur Lit Fest begins with call for freedom of expression

After a raging row that forced Salman Rushdie to keep away last year, this year's Jaipur Literature Festival kicked off to a peaceful start amidst tight security with overriding sentiments......

'Celebrate the spirit of resistance'

If you feel that the year 2012 is coming to a close on a depressing note focusing on an unusual New Year celebration in Kundankulam in Tamil Nadu might offer a glimmer of hope. There are indeed......

Aparna, Konkona support Hangman

The controversy surrounding a film on capital punishment --withdrawn from a West Bengal government-run film complex allegedly for its anti-state content --was stoked afresh with eminent filmmaker......
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Q. Poverty is a big source of inspiration for writers and artists ,,but do they forget the poor and look at them only for inspiration?is it true?
:  A. Yes true...we have them all over the place...those so called messiahs of the poor...who hardly do anything constructive to help them.I...... more

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Q. Shri Lank inspite of being a small country successfully deleted word LTE from their history. Why not India get rid of Naxal?
Lolita Mansfield:  A. Sri lanka was united. Each Sri Lankan wanted the government to finish off the LTTE. In India the case is different . We have prominent authors like...... more

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Q. why BENGALIS take false pride in themselves and their culture which is predominantly not even 400yrs old ??
Ulhas Dabholkar:  A. It is difficult to refute or agree simply because our history is not properly recorded.From the fragments of history, I can bring forward some...... more

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Q. what is your view on chetan bhagat\'s new novel -2-states
Sr Sr Sax:  A. he is smart in making money......but as a writer i dont like any of his work which i would like to see on my book shelf.....where i will place his...... more

Q. Turkey has printed the picture of one of its woman writers Fatma Aliye on its 50 lira notes. Till date not a single woman has featured on any of our notes ever since paper currency came into being. Q. Isn't it time we had the picture of one of our illustrious women on our currency notes? Whose picture would you select if you agree?
Satish:  A. we can hv Mahashweta devi, Mahadevi Verma, Mrinal Pandey, Amrita Pritam, Subhadra Kumari Chauhan more

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IIC fest to focus on NE, WW-I

NEW DELHI, Oct 7 With a focus on the North East as well as the First World War, the week-long annual arts festival of the India International... ...
‘To be Indian is to be political’

By Neel Mukherjee Rs 599 Rs 599 The Lives of Others You can take the Bengali out of Ben-gal, but not the “adda” and “eeesh” out of the... ...
Taslima Nasrin celebrates 20 years of Lajja

It's been two decades since Taslima Nasrin, the Bangladesh-born, writer-activist, voiced the truth through her novel, Lajja. The year 1994 foretold... ...

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