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Ashis Nandy should have shown courage, not cowardice

Feb 01, 2013

Ashis Nandy should have shown courage, not cowardice

It was strange that Nandy expressed surprise that he was misunderstood in the first place. #InMyOpinion #OBC #Jaipur Literary Festival #Ashis Nandy #Scheduled Tribe
The year in literary feuds (And 5 rules to make a good feud)

Dec 27, 2012

The year in literary feuds (And 5 rules to make a good feud)

There's nothing like a good feud to make a lit fest come alive. Forget the year in books. Here's the year in literary feuds and what they reveal about what you need to cook up a rip roaring literary catfight. #Salman Rushdie #LiteraryPalate #Chetan Bhagat #Amitav Ghosh #VS Naipaul #Jaipur Literary Festival #Girish Karnad #Rear View 2012
Rajasthan invented threat plot to keep me away: Rushdie

Jan 22, 2012

Rajasthan invented threat plot to keep me away: Rushdie

The writer said he was angry and digusted at having been manipulated by the police into staying away from the lit fest. #Salman Rushdie #NewsTracker #The Satanic Verses #Jaipur Literary Festival
Rushdie no-show and the borders of our shrunken minds

Jan 21, 2012

Rushdie no-show and the borders of our shrunken minds

With the precedent set in the case of Salman Rushdie, the template for criminal intimidation of our writers and artists has been perfected. #Salman Rushdie #Freedom of Speech #The Satanic Verses #Jaipur Literary Festival #JLF2012 #Hari Kunzru
Can the Indian liberal, the invisible non-entity, stand up?

Jan 18, 2012

Can the Indian liberal, the invisible non-entity, stand up?

Indian liberals are notorious for their inability to rally behind a cause. It's time they stood united. #CultureDecoder #Salman Rushdie #Jaipur Literary Festival #Satanic Verses #Indian liberal
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