Mira Nair, Noam Chomsky among 200 authors, filmmakers demanding Umar Khalid's release in Delhi riots case
Khalid has been arrested under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in a case related to the communal violence in northeast Delhi in February this year
Books of the week: From Arundhati Roy’s Azadi to a translation of Unni R's The Cock is the Culprit, our picks
Our weekly roundup of books that should be on your radar.
The problem with Indian publishing: State apathy, sales-driven editorial strategy, lack of accurate data
Indian publishing, dominated by education and struggling to function through a lack of data, suffers the consequences of a state hostile to publishing and apathetic to the dissemination of knowledge.
Arundhati Roy visits Jamia to express solidarity with students protesting CAA and NRC, says 'maybe one day govt will be in detention centre'
Arndhuti Roy visited gate number seven of the university, which has become a site of protest against the police action
Complaint against Arundhati Roy by SC lawyer over false information for NPR remarks; politicos slam activist
Addressing a protest gathering at Delhi University on Wednesday, Roy claimed that the NPR would serve as a database for the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and alleged that the latter targetted the Muslims of the country
'Give wrong names, addresses if you want to oppose NPR'; Arundhati Roy's advice at 25 December Delhi protest meet
Writer-activist Arundhati Roy on Wednesday addressed a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Delhi University's North Campus, in which she lambasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "lying" on the subject of a nationwide NRC.
At Delhi anti-CAA protest, Arundhati Roy asks people to oppose NPR by furnishing wrong names, addresses to officials
Roy said that officials will visit people's homes under NPR exercise for taking their names, addresses and other details.
CAA protests: Writer, activist Arundhati Roy joins movement against policy that will 'break the back of our Constitution'
Arundhati Roy, who has been known to speak up against contentious policies has now questioned: Are we going to stand in line once again, obediently, and comply with this policy that eerily resembles the 1935 Nuremberg Laws of the Third Reich?
'Fascism is not a joke': John Cusack, Daryl Hannah condemn use of force against Citizenship Amendment Act protests
John Cusack shared a series of tweets addressing the attacks over the past few days, against protesters of Citizenship Amendment Act in India.
Megha Rao on her new book Music to Flame Lilies, 'art for life’s sake' and the moral responsibility of artists
Megha Rao is a 23-year-old author, poet and artist who has recently released her third novel Music to Flame Lilies. In an interview with Firstpost, Rao talks about the book, and the power of art to save and uplift lives.
Arundhati Roy's The Doctor and the Saint: Strongest when scrutinising Gandhi, but falters on Ambedkar
The Doctor and the Saint is a decent starting point for those who seek to revise their own uncritical points of view about Gandhi. But for those looking to introduce themselves to Ambedkar — the man as well as his politics — you’re much better off reading Annihilation of Caste itself, followed by everything else Ambedkar wrote.
TM Krishna, Githa Hariharan, Hemant Divate on signing appeal urging citizens to 'vote out hate politics'
With the 2019 elections fast approaching, writers, filmmakers and artists such as Girish Karnad, TM Krishna, Urvashi Butalia, Shanta Gokhale and Anand Teltumbde among others have signed this appeal to all citizens to vote for an India that 'renews the promises made by our Constitution.'
Arundhati Roy's talk at the Chobi Mela 2019 cancelled after Dhaka Police withdraws permission for the event
The talk at the Chobi Mela [X] also marked Arundhati Roy's first-ever visit to Bangladesh and hence a lot of preparations were underway.
Amrita Mahale on her debut book Milk Teeth, Mumbai's redevelopment and finding the courage to tell her story
Mahale conceived Milk Teeth around a prophecy but the story slowly evolved into a look at middle-class society and all the privileges that this group internalises, its inflated sense of self-worth, the need to move forward and the kind of pressures that are put on members of this community
This is how Holocaust began: Arundhati Roy writes to Bangladeshi photojournalist Shahidul Alam, compares situation to India
Dear Shahidul, I believe the tide will turn. It will. It must. This foolish, shortsighted cruelty will give way to something kinder and more visionary. This particular malaise, this bout of ill-health that has engulfed our planet will pass.
Arrests made in Bhima Koregaon raids attempt to 'overturn Constitution': Rights groups call for action against Maharashtra Police
The arrests of the five activists, in a nationwide crackdown on Tuesday, highlights the violation of all due procedures and is a mockery of the legal system, said a joint statement signed by over 30 civil society groups.
Bhima Koregaon raids: Aruna Roy, Arundhati Roy, Prashant Bhushan condemn activists' arrest, issue statement
Intellectuals and activists such as Aruna Roy, Arundhati Roy, Prashant Bhushan, Bezwada Wilson came to together in New Delhi to protest against the Bhima Koregaon raids and the arrests of five activists under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Kashmiri separatists back Gautam Navlakha; scribe held in Bhima Koregaon raids covered rights violations
The separatists also criticised military approach adopted by the Narendra Modi government and the lack of political approach in Jammu and Kashmir.
Bhima Koregaon probe: Politicians, activists condemn raids and arrests, call it 'undeclared emergency'
Pune police Tuesday raided homes of prominent Left-wing activists in several states and arrested at least five of them
Speaking at her candid-best, Arundhati Roy participated in a discussion and announced the Hindi and Urdu translations of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness