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Kejriwal's going-to-be house stuck in legal tangle over ownership

Jun 23, 2014

Kejriwal's going-to-be house stuck in legal tangle over ownership

The controversy over AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal's house refuses to die down with the new accommodation he is planning to shift stuck in a legal tangle over ownership. #Salman Rushdie #NewsTracker #Arvind Kejriwal #House #legal tangle
Modi-run govt will be a 'bullying' one, says Salman Rushdie

May 06, 2014

Modi-run govt will be a 'bullying' one, says Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie has expressed concern that under Narendra Modi, India will have "a fairly bullying government" and attacks on the freedom of expression could worsen if the BJP comes to power. #Salman Rushdie #BJP #Narendra Modi #TheySaidIt #Hindutva #Modi #Rushdie #Bhartiya Janata Party #Modi government
Rushdie & Co on Modi: Passing off prejudice as principle

Apr 15, 2014

Rushdie & Co on Modi: Passing off prejudice as principle

The true test of India's pluralism is not a rejection of Modi, but the country's ability to take a Modi in its stride #Salman Rushdie #Narendra Modi #Ambedkar #In My Opinion #Intellectuals
Who is afraid of Modi? Its intellectuals, not Muslims

Apr 15, 2014

Who is afraid of Modi? Its intellectuals, not Muslims

Liberal intellectuals from Salman Rushdie to S.Irfan Habib bring up Gujarat 2002 to worry for Muslims in India under Modi . But a Modi sarkar is likely to be far more of a threat to liberal intellectuals than to Muslims. #Salman Rushdie #Narendra Modi #Anish Kapoor #U R Ananthamurthy
We can download Wendy Doniger's book but not freedom of expression

Feb 12, 2014

We can download Wendy Doniger's book but not freedom of expression

Let's face it. Dinanath Batra won. And all the internet downloads of Wendy Doniger's book on Hinduism will not change that. The fight for freedom of expression will have to happen the hard way, slogged out in the courts, not on social media. #CultureDecoder #Salman Rushdie #GoodReads #Wendy Doniger #Dinanath Batra #The Hindus: An Alternative History #Lady Chatterley's Lover

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Rushdie and Jinnah: More alike than different?

Oct 03, 2012

Rushdie and Jinnah: More alike than different?

I was reading Salman Rushdie's memoir, Joseph Anton, when it struck me that Pakistan's Mohd Ali Jinnah, the Muslim hero, and India's Rushdie, the Muslim villain, share quite a few things in common... #Salman Rushdie #India #Pakistan #JustSaying #Blasphemy #Muslim #Satanic Verses #Jinnah

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Rushdie and Jinnah: More alike than different?

Jul 25, 2014

The Secret Life of Students review: where were the intrigue and fireworks?

This documentary gave us a gentle slant on the lives of a group of first years at university. But it promised more than it delivered You can see the thinking behind the oddly unsatisfying documentary series The Secret Life of Students (Channel 4), wh... #Salman Rushdie #Wall Street
Rushdie and Jinnah: More alike than different?

Jul 07, 2014

Playing six degrees of Kevin Bacon with HBO's The Leftovers

The Leftovers name drops famous people who mysteriously disappeared. What connects them? Kevin Bacon, of course The Leftovers is, as often noted by critics , a dark show. The black slapstick of Walter White flailing around a meth lab in his skivvies ... #HBO #Condoleezza Rice #Jennifer Lopez #Salman Rushdie #Pope Benedict XVI #Kevin Bacon #Gary Busey #Anthony Bourdain #Shaquille O'Neal
Rushdie and Jinnah: More alike than different?

Jul 23, 2014

Two Irish authors make longlist for prestigious Man Booker Prize

Irish authors Niall Williams and Joseph O'Neill have made the longlist for the Man Booker Prize. The author has made the prize’s first international longlist with his novel “History of the Rain”. Williams’ story is set in the village of Faha in west ... #Zimbabwe #Salman Rushdie #Richard Powers #Ali Smith #Peter Carey #Iris Murdoch #Howard Jacobson #Hilary Mantel #Joshua Ferris