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Aatish Taseer OCI row: 260-plus signatories including Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh urge India to review cancellation of citizenship
India

Aatish Taseer OCI row: 260-plus signatories including Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh urge India to review cancellation of citizenship

According to multiple reports, more than 260 writers, journalists, artists and activists, in a written statement released by PEN America have urged the government to review its decision to revoke writer and journalist Aatish Taseer’s OIC

Aatish Taseer OCI row: For individuals of mixed Indian, Pakistani decent, a long (and tricky) road to citizenship
India

Aatish Taseer OCI row: For individuals of mixed Indian, Pakistani decent, a long (and tricky) road to citizenship

Writer Aatish Taseer’s Overseas Citizen of Indian Card (OIC) being withdrawn has focused attention on citizenship issues faced by children of Indian and Pakistani parents.

Aatish Taseer says expected reprisal for anti-Modi article, not severing of ties after govt revokes his OCI status
India

Aatish Taseer says expected reprisal for anti-Modi article, not severing of ties after govt revokes his OCI status

On Thursday night, Taseer was informed that his Overseas Citizen of India status had been cancelled and that he should turn his OCI card in to the Consulate General of India in New York in 15 days.

Tavleen Singh attacked on Twitter after son Aatish Taseer's OCI revoked; mother says British-born author Indian not Pakistani
India

Tavleen Singh attacked on Twitter after son Aatish Taseer's OCI revoked; mother says British-born author Indian not Pakistani

Veteran journalist and author Tavleen Singh, who often in the past took a pro-government position on several matters, was forced to come out in support of her son after the government revoked his citizenship for his Pakistani parentage

Aatish Taseer stands to lose OCI status; MHA claims no link with TIME article criticising Modi, says writer hid father's Pakistani origins
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Aatish Taseer stands to lose OCI status; MHA claims no link with TIME article criticising Modi, says writer hid father's Pakistani origins

Reacting to the home ministry statement, Taseer wrote on Twitter that he was not given 21 days to reply to the home ministry notice but just 24 hours.

In crediting Narendra Modi with disempowering India's elites, TIME cover story ignores regional parties' achievements
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In crediting Narendra Modi with disempowering India's elites, TIME cover story ignores regional parties' achievements

Time Magazine’s cover story on Narendra Modi declaims him as India’s ‘Divider in Chief’ but its lead essay, written by journalist Aatish Taseer, seems to credit the BJP with disempowering the elite, a feat actually achieved by the many regional parties of India.

Aatish Taseer’s Time essay is part of known agenda: Prop up Rahul, discredit Modi, undermine wisdom of Indian voter
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Aatish Taseer’s Time essay is part of known agenda: Prop up Rahul, discredit Modi, undermine wisdom of Indian voter

Aatish Taseer’s main complaint is that Modi did not spare even the “unassailable” Jawaharlal Nehru, as if Nehru can do no wrong

BJP dismisses Time magazine's cover story 'India's Divider-in-Chief' as work of a Pakistani citizen
Politics

BJP dismisses Time magazine's cover story 'India's Divider-in-Chief' as work of a Pakistani citizen

The TIME magazine has featured Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the cover of its international edition with a controversial headline 'Divider in Chief' and a secondary one that reads 'Modi the Reformer' as the country enters the final phase of the mammoth general election.

Gangrape of Dalit woman: Silent 'award wapsi' gang no conscience-keepers but political actors battling to maintain relevance
Politics

Gangrape of Dalit woman: Silent 'award wapsi' gang no conscience-keepers but political actors battling to maintain relevance

While the breast-beating at loss of influence is understandable, the core charge against Narendra Modi is that he has altered the basic character of the Indian state.

Writer Aatish Taseer's Wiki page vandalised after he publishes story critical of Narendra Modi, BJP terms author 'Pakistani'
India

Writer Aatish Taseer's Wiki page vandalised after he publishes story critical of Narendra Modi, BJP terms author 'Pakistani'

Aatish is a London-based author/ journalist who is the son of Indian journalist Tavleen Singh and Pakistani politician Salman Taseer, who was assassinated for his vocal criticism of Pakistan's notorious blasphemy law

In The Twice-Born, Aatish Taseer goes beyond Ganga, Varanasi to explore India's socio-political landscape
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In The Twice-Born, Aatish Taseer goes beyond Ganga, Varanasi to explore India's socio-political landscape

Aatish Taseer explores the questions a young democracy located within an ancient civilisation faces, but his attempt is weakened by his unwilling to get out of his comfort zone

Bangalore Literature Festival 2018: From panel discussions to much awaited LitMart, there is much to look forward to
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Bangalore Literature Festival 2018: From panel discussions to much awaited LitMart, there is much to look forward to

From the LitMart for aspiring authors to panel discussions on poetry, history, politics, crime and more, to discussions on the burning issues of the day and dedicated children’s literature specials, the 7th edition of the Bangalore Literature Festival has so much on offer

31st October: Vir Das-Soha Ali Khan film shows aftermath of Indira Gandhi's assassination
Entertainment

31st October: Vir Das-Soha Ali Khan film shows aftermath of Indira Gandhi's assassination

31st October, as the newly released trailer makes clear, is about the persecution of the Sikh community in Delhi in the aftermath of Indira Gandhi's assassination

'Imran Khan is no Kejriwal or Modi': Highlights from Firstpost Salon with Aatish Taseer
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'Imran Khan is no Kejriwal or Modi': Highlights from Firstpost Salon with Aatish Taseer

Here are some of the most memorable moments from the conversation with the author and journalist Aatish Taseer.

'Rahul Gandhi's a bore': Highlights from Firstpost Salon with Aatish Taseer
Politics

'Rahul Gandhi's a bore': Highlights from Firstpost Salon with Aatish Taseer

Here are some of the most memorable moments from the conversation with the author and journalist Aatish Taseer.

'When Narendra Modi looks at the face of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat he sees the face of a fool'
Life

'When Narendra Modi looks at the face of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat he sees the face of a fool'

Here are some of the most memorable moments from the conversation with the author and journalist Aatish Taseer.

'Since when does the Bhagwad Gita need Sushma Swaraj?': Highlights from Firstpost Salon
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'Since when does the Bhagwad Gita need Sushma Swaraj?': Highlights from Firstpost Salon

Here are some of the most memorable moments from the conversation with the author and journalist Aatish Taseer.

Modi, Bhagwat, Gita and more: 5 must-see highlights from Firstpost Salon with Aatish Taseer
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Modi, Bhagwat, Gita and more: 5 must-see highlights from Firstpost Salon with Aatish Taseer

Here are some of the most memorable moments from the conversation with the author and journalist Aatish Taseer.

Watch: Author Aatish Taseer discusses Modi, Delhi's elite and more in Firstpost Salon
Life

Watch: Author Aatish Taseer discusses Modi, Delhi's elite and more in Firstpost Salon

The guest for the first edition was author and journalist Aatish Taseer, who joined us for a lively discussion about one of the more incendiary topics in Indian politics: the elite of Delhi.