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SC comments in Nandy case aren't good for free speech
India

SC comments in Nandy case aren't good for free speech

The Supreme Court may have grand Ashis Nandy a stay against arrest, but its observations did not do the cause of free speech any good.

Caste and corruption: Ashis Nandy has the right to be wrong
Breaking Views

Caste and corruption: Ashis Nandy has the right to be wrong

The only appropriate response to an idea - even if it's as horribly skewed as Nandy's original proposition and his equally bizarre clarification - is to challenge it intellectually and disprove it.

Pillorying of Ashis Nandy: His critics need hearing aids
Life

Pillorying of Ashis Nandy: His critics need hearing aids

Dalits and OBCs are treated as sacred cows. We provide them with an official identity kit while trampling their life chances. Nandy was trying to break through that hypocrisy, but unfortunately got caught in a fly trap of populism.

Ashis Nandy controversy: HC stays arrest of JLF organiser
India

Ashis Nandy controversy: HC stays arrest of JLF organiser

Jaipur Literature Festival organisers today got interim relief from Rajasthan High Court which stayed the arrest of the event producer Sanjoy Roy in connection with author Ashis Nandy's controversial remarks regarding Dalits.

Police ask JLF organisers not to leave city till Nandy probe is concluded
India

Police ask JLF organisers not to leave city till Nandy probe is concluded

Police today asked the organisers of Jaipur Literature Festival not to leave the city till investigation into the case against author Ashis Nandy is over.

Live: Police tell JLF organisers not to leave till Nandy probe ends
Life

Live: Police tell JLF organisers not to leave till Nandy probe ends

The festival is winding down, and Firstpost editor Sandip Roy is attending the sessions at the Diggi Palace. These are his updates and observations:

Kamasutra: Is it about pleasuring women or oppressing them?
Life

Kamasutra: Is it about pleasuring women or oppressing them?

Is the Kamasutra just a book for the boys? Or can it be re-imagined?

Nandy leaves Jaipur Lit Fest as police seize session footage
Life

Nandy leaves Jaipur Lit Fest as police seize session footage

Ashis Nandy who caused an uproar after he made a statement that was construed as being offensive to SC/ST and OBC people, has left the Jaipur Literature Festival.

Prasoon Joshi calls Lord Krishna 'biggest eve teaser' of gopis at JLF
Life

Prasoon Joshi calls Lord Krishna 'biggest eve teaser' of gopis at JLF

Prasoon Joshi who came out a flaming feminist in the session, called Lord Krishna the "biggest eveteaser" of the gopis, dismissing a light hearted rejoinder from Sanjoy Roy who said "they look like they're enjoying it in the paintings".

Jaipur Lit fest Live: Javed Akhtar, Kancha Illaiah have a spat over God
Life

Jaipur Lit fest Live: Javed Akhtar, Kancha Illaiah have a spat over God

Day two of the Jaipur Literature Festival: Firstpost Editors Sandip Roy and Lakshmi Chaudhry are at the event and we are live blogging updates.

Lit fests are the wrong kind of seduction for aspiring writers: Yiyun Li
Life

Lit fests are the wrong kind of seduction for aspiring writers: Yiyun Li

Celebrated Chinese born American author Yiyun Li was at the Jaipur Literature Festival as part of the jury that announced the shortlist for the Man Booker International Prize on Thursday and Firstpost caught up with her for a quick chat.

JLF 2013: What would it take for a new order with Pakistan?
Life

JLF 2013: What would it take for a new order with Pakistan?

In a panel titled Inside the Game, Outside the Game as part of Day 1 at the Jaipur Literature Festival today, Shashi Tharoor was in conversation with Tarun Tejpal.

Kiran Bedi calls for 'third uprising' to implement Verma report
Politics

Kiran Bedi calls for 'third uprising' to implement Verma report

Firstpost's Sandip Roy caught a quick chat with Kiran Bedi on the sides of the Jaipur Literature Festival where she launched a book on the history of the Anna movement. She speaks on the Verma commission report, and the impact of Uprisings in India.

Jaipur Lit Fest Live: India's Ananthamurthy on Man Booker prize shortlist
Life

Jaipur Lit Fest Live: India's Ananthamurthy on Man Booker prize shortlist

The Jaipur Literature Festival kicked off with Mahashweta Devi inaugurating it. Firstpost senior editors Sandip Roy and Lakshmi Chaudhry are at the event, and we are live blogging updates here.

JLF updates: Pico Iyer still has an AOL account and no cell phone or Skype
Life

JLF updates: Pico Iyer still has an AOL account and no cell phone or Skype

Akash Kapur asks Pico: "Can you be a technophobe and a global soul"? Pico still has an AOL account and no cell phone or skype.