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Behind Pankaj Mishra's rants: A pathology of Hindu-phobia and self hate

Oct 26, 2014

Behind Pankaj Mishra's rants: A pathology of Hindu-phobia and self hate

What makes a NYT always choose writers like Pankaj Mishra, who seem to have nothing positive ever to say about any Indian aspiration? The Mishras and the rabid Hindutva fanatic are two sides of the same coin of self-hate and denial #India #US #InMyOpinion #Hindutva #Arundhati Roy #Pankaj Mishra #New York Times #West #NYT #Hindu-Phobia #Amarty Sen #Martha Nussbaum #Self-hate
No need for police case against Arundhati Roy for her remarks Gandhi forum

Aug 05, 2014

No need for police case against Arundhati Roy for her remarks Gandhi forum

Kerala Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi has disapproved the police move to register a case against Arundhati Roy for her remarks against Gandhi, but has asked the writer to introspect on what she had said. #Gandhi #TheySaidIt #Arundhati Roy #Mahatma Gandhi #Casteism #Kerala Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi
Take action against Arundhati Roy for 'casteist Gandhi' remarks, says Ghulam Azad

Jul 20, 2014

Take action against Arundhati Roy for 'casteist Gandhi' remarks, says Ghulam Azad

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday demanded action against writer and activist Arundhati Roy for her reported comments in which she had criticised Mahatma Gandhi for his "casteist tendencies". #India #Congress #Ghulam Nabi Azad #Arundhati Roy #Mahatma Gandhi #VHP #Ashok Singhal
Now, Arundhati Roy wants 'casteist' Gandhi's name erased from institutions

Jul 19, 2014

Now, Arundhati Roy wants 'casteist' Gandhi's name erased from institutions

Booker winner Arundhati Roy is at is again. This time she wants Gandhi's name removed from the institutions named after him. #India #Arundhati Roy #Mahatma Gandhi #Caste #Muslim #Hindu #Babasaheb Ambedkar #In My Opinion #Nathuram Godse #Idealism
Should 'rich girls' not file FIRs? Tavleen Singh's attack on Preity Zinta

Jun 17, 2014

Should 'rich girls' not file FIRs? Tavleen Singh's attack on Preity Zinta

Whether Preity Zinta's complaints against her ex Ness Wadia are true or not is up to the legal system to judge. But to dismiss them as trivial just because she is an actor and wealthy reeks of reverse elitism. #Bollywood #ThatsJustWrong #India #Twitter #Shah Rukh Khan #Arundhati Roy #Preity Zinta #Entertainment #Ness Wadia #Tavleen Singh #Preity Zinta molestation case #Badaun rapes
'Big money' is backing Modi to end resistance, says Arundhati Roy

May 24, 2014

'Big money' is backing Modi to end resistance, says Arundhati Roy

"Now, we have a democratically elected totalitarian government. Technically and legally, there is no party with enough seats to constitute an opposition", says Indian-author and activist Arundhati Roy in an interview to the Dawn newspaper. #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Maoists #Maoism #TheySaidIt #Arundhati Roy #Modi #Naxalism
Modi, Kejriwal on Time Magazine's 100 most influential people list

Apr 24, 2014

Modi, Kejriwal on Time Magazine's 100 most influential people list

Apart from Modi and Kejriwal, author Arundhati Roy and Coimbatore-based health activist Arunachalam Muruganantham are also on the list. #World #India #BJP #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Time magazine #Arvind Kejriwal #Arundhati Roy #100 most influential #AAP #Arunachalam Muruganantham
From Ambedkar to Doniger Can copyright law rescue books at risk?

Mar 28, 2014

From Ambedkar to Doniger Can copyright law rescue books at risk?

Where pharma went can publishing follow? A compulsory licensing provision in the copyright act has been used to manufacture generic drugs. Could it help get a book published when the original publisher chickens out? #TheOddAngle #Arundhati Roy #Copyright #Freedom of Expression #Wendy Doniger
Arundhati Roy flays Penguin for withdrawal of The Hindus in open letter

Feb 13, 2014

Arundhati Roy flays Penguin for withdrawal of The Hindus in open letter

Arundhati Roy has penned an open letter to the publishing house denouncing them for caving in to demands for the withdrawal and pulping of Indian issues of Wendy Doniger's The Hindus: An Alternative History. #Arundhati Roy #Freedom of Speech #Booker prize #Penguin publishing #Wendy Doniger #The Hindus #book ban