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#Sundayreading – Salman Rushdie: On ‘Modi’s Toadies’

Salman Rushdie spoke on India: Religious Freedom and Personal Safety on April 28, 2014 at the 2014 PEN World Voices Festival. Let me talk a bit about my country of origin, about India. There is a general election under way in India… Continue Reading →

‘Worried Modi Will Run a Bully Government’: Salman Rushdie

File picture of author Salman Rushdie. New York: India-born author Salman Rushdie has expressed concern that underNarendra Modi, India will have “a fairly bullying government” and attacks on freedom of expression could worsen if the BJP comes to power. “I am pretty concerned… Continue Reading →

The idea of India

RENUKA RAJARATNAM, The Hindu The HinduSalman Rushdie. Photo: K. Bhagya Prakash Our literary fiction of the 1980s and 1990s endorses the Nehruvian narrative of pluralism. “Bad times,” mused Salman Rushdie in his Imaginary Homelands, “traditionally produce good books.” One of the… Continue Reading →

A dangerous connivance

  GARGA CHATTERJEE, The Hindu It is worrying that West Bengal’s political class remained tactical spectators to the Kolkata rally organised by Muslim groups in support of Bangladeshi war criminals West Bengal looked to the Shahbag protests in Dhaka with… Continue Reading →

Killers of creativity #Censorsip #FOE

Aranyani Bhargav, The Hindu Mallika Sarabhai Photo:Thulasi Kakkat arts, culture and entertainment arts (general) Dance appears to have escaped censorship, but a very subtle form of censorship disguises itself as a performance licence Despite what romantics might say, it is… Continue Reading →

IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Girish Karnad- Why is #Naipaul being Honoured ? #Mumbai Literature Festival

At the Mumbai Literature Festival this year, Landmark and Literature Alive have jointly given the Lifetime’s Achievement Award to Sir Vidia Naipaul. The award ceremony held on the 31st of October at the National Centre of the Performing Arts coyly failed… Continue Reading →

#India- Ending the silence- 1984 anti-Sikh Riots

HISTORY Ending the silence VIKRAM KAPUR, Frontline Many questions still remain unanswered about the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi. Unless we face them squarely to give the event a sense of an ending, its ghosts will continue to haunt us…. Continue Reading →

No, Banning “Innocence of Muslims” Is Not the Solution #mustread #mustshare

  Posted: 09/17/2012 , Huffingtonpost   Shahla Khan SalterChair, Muslims for Progressive Values Canada Once again we Muslims take centre stage in the arena of world politics, our “anger” dominating the headlines over a poorly made YouTube video, called “Innocence of… Continue Reading →

No, Banning “Innocence of Muslims” Is Not the Solution #mustread #mustshare

  Posted: 09/17/2012 , Huffingtonpost   Shahla Khan SalterChair, Muslims for Progressive Values Canada Once again we Muslims take centre stage in the arena of world politics, our “anger” dominating the headlines over a poorly made YouTube video, called “Innocence of… Continue Reading →

India’s god laws fail the test of reason #Rationalist #FOE #Miracle

  6 May 2012 , By Praveen Swami , The Hindu Police investigation of Sanal Edamaraku for debunking a “miracle” at a church is a crime against the Constitution. Early in March, little drops of water began to drip from… Continue Reading →

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