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Being a criminal in my own country Vikram Seth on Sec 377

Jan 27, 2014

Being a criminal in my own country Vikram Seth on Sec 377

On Tuesday two judges of the Supreme Court will consider the review petition filed about their ruling on Section 377. With time running out, Vikram Seth takes to the stage once again to speak up against a judgment he finds ethically hollow and intellectually shallow. #Supreme Court #Homosexuality #Vikram Seth #Leila Seth #Section 377 #Kolkata Literary Meet #Supreme Court ruling on Sec 377
Yechury demands West Bengal to come clean on Rushdie row

Feb 05, 2013

Yechury demands West Bengal to come clean on Rushdie row

"First, the government should say why he was not allowed. Then only we can say if it was right or wrong," Sitaram Yechury said. #Salman Rushdie #Sitaram Yechury #West Bengal #Midnight's Children #Kolkata Literary Meet
Second edition of Kolkata Literary Meet begins

Jan 30, 2013

Second edition of Kolkata Literary Meet begins

Terming Kolkata 'the city of books', Amitav Ghosh said, "Kolkata, despite all the difficulties that we have faced through the years, has miraculously preserved its literary culture". #Sourav Ganguly #NewsTracker #Kolkata #Javed Akhtar #Amitav Ghosh #Kolkata Literary Meet #MA Farooqui #Thomas Kineally
Rushdie banned from Kolkata Preemptive strike most foul

Jan 30, 2013

Rushdie banned from Kolkata Preemptive strike most foul

The most frightening aspect about the ban on Rushdie from coming to Kolkata during the book fair is that Rushdie was not even on the Kolkata Literary Meet programme. This was a preemptive strike. #ThatsJustWrong #Salman Rushdie #Mamata #Midnight's Children #Kolkata Literary Meet