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'Mr Naipaul, forget about it'

'I don't think you have anything to say to me and I certainly don't have anything to say to you.'Bharat Bhushan recalls his encounters with V S Naipaul. The contest was between a sitting MP who......

The V S Naipaul I came to know

Nikhil Lakshman remembers the times he spent with the legendary writer who passed into the ages six days before his 86th birthday. IMAGE: Sir V S Naipaul gives the Nobel lecture at the Old Stock......

Nobel prize-winning author V S Naipaul dead

V S Naipaul, Trinidad-born Indian-origin author, known for his critical commentary on colonialism, religion and politics, has died at the age of 85, his family said early on Sunday. IMAGE:......

An 'unapologetic' author, who didn't write to 'please an audience'

Celebrated for his extensive commentary on both, colonisers and colonised, in fiction and non-fiction, V S Naipaul walked the controversy tightrope, admired for his prose but scorned by those who......

'I have never wanted to distance myself from India'

'If you go to some of their homes, you won't notice anything Indian -- nowhere a little god, or the smell of spices in the kitchen.''Nothing in their dress, no trace of an accent.''Even the names......

India's inflated GDP numbers contradict the real story

The gap between real growth and the government statistics has never seemed wider than today, notes Rahul Jacob.  Image: Gap between real growth and the government statistics has never seemed......

'There is still so much Infosys in me'

A consolation for leading a basically sober life is that one remembers every crazy thing one did. In 1989, I did something that would have then qualified as crazy. I quit a cushy job in a US......

The ultimate producer

Ismail Merchant died yesterday in London. I learnt about his death in the early afternoon. For a while in between, phone calls, friends and journalists speculated that he was simply ill. And then......

Ismail's story

Ismail Mechant, who died in London on Wednesday, told Aseem Chhabra why he decided to write his memoirs in a feature that originally appeared in India Abroad, a rediff.com publication, October 26,......

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