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2 weeks on, India condemns 'horrific attack' on Salman Rushdie

In its first reaction to the stabbing of Salman Rushdie, India on Thursday condemned the "horrific attack" on the celebrated novelist and wished him a speedy recovery. Rushdie, 75, was stabbed in......

Let Freedom Never Be Extinguished

A week has passed since Salman Rushdie was stabbed and left critically wounded at an event at the Chautauqua Institution in New York . Uttam Ghosh riffs on a quote from Rushdie's double Booker......

When I heard he survived, I was surprised: Rushdie's attacker

The 24-year-old man charged with the attempted murder of Salman Rushdie has denied being in contact with Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps and said that he acted alone when he stabbed the......

Dom's Take: What Rushdie Attack Means For Freedom

  Dominic Xavier offers his take on the murderous attack on Salman Rushdie in New York state last Friday.   DOM'S TAKE...

'Man with a knife cannot silence man with a pen'

New York State Governor Kathy Hochul has condemned the "cowardly attack” on author Salman Rushdie, asserting that “a man with a knife cannot silence a man with a pen.” “New......

'Parmeshwar was a dynamo and a doer'

Laughter was a component of Parmeshar Godrej's large-hearted Punjabi spirit, recalls Sunil Sethi. IMAGE: Parmeshwar Godrej with Hollywood star Richard Gere -- who was in India to increase......

What's so special about Jatia house that Kumar Birla bought for Rs 450 cr

For Jatia House to be sold, it took close to two months since going on the block. According to sources with knowledge of the sale, Birla beat four other bidders to land the bungalow. It took four......

Ajit Balakrishnan: When I'm 64

Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm 64?" sang the Beatles when they burst into the international music scene.   I was in my late teens when I first heard this......

When Bollywood stepped into Indira Gandhi's shoes

Photograph: Kind courtesy Kangana Ranaut/Instagram Political figures fascinate Bollywood a great deal. And Indira Gandhi is a recurring fixation. From Manisha Koirala and Vidya Balan to Katrina......

Manto Review: A highly intelligent piece of work

'If Manto, the film, falls short of being a masterpiece, it's ironically because Nandita Das the filmmaker does not quite crack the Manto code herself: she doesn't quite see her subject with the......

India, Merchant-Ivory and the Oscars

Making her film debut with The Householder, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala wrote more screenplays than novels, winning two Oscars -- for A Room with a View and Howards End.She kept her distance from the film......

Sacred Games is terrific!

'As I watched Sacred Games, I kept flinching at the thought of all the thorns poised to lodge themselves in the sides of the thin-skinned,' says Mitali Saran. IMAGE: Nawazuddin Siddique as the......

Look what's trending on TV!

These are the television shows that will crackle and pop a lot longer than anything you'll get your paws on.  Billions This hard-as-nails stock market drama is about a US attorney (Paul......

FIFA World Cup diary: Russian police stretched to limit

IMAGE:  A sign with the logo of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is on display near the Kremlin. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters Police staffing is so stretched in several Russian cities......
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