Firstpost Editor's Picks: LS poll dates announced, Ethiopian Airlines plane crash, Nayantara Sahgal's new book; today's must-read stories
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora announced that the Lok Sabha polls will be held in seven phases over the months of April and May.
Nayantara Sahgal on her new book The Fate of Butterflies, the times we live in and what lies ahead for India
Author Nayantara Sahgal on her new book, the times we live in and why she believes that India is at a crossroad which will determine her future.
Recently, Sahgal was removed from the list of attendees at the 92nd Marathi Sahitya Sammelan held in Yavatmal following threats made by the Maharashtra Navanirman Sena (MNS) cadre
"We are living in dangerous times, and if we remain silent, the regime will come upon us," says Nayantara Sahgal.
Sahgal, who was not allowed to inaugurate the sammelan following threats made by the Maharashtra Navanirman Sena (MNS) cadre, addressed those gathered at the park in Mumbai and talked about the infringement on their freedom of speech.
Politicians shouldn't meddle in other fields, says Nitin Gadkari at Marathi literature meet that withdrew invite to Nayantara Sahgal
Nitin Gadkari didn't make a direct reference to the row over the invite to Nayantara Sahgal being withdrawn Marathi Lit Fest, but said politicians should learn not to interfere in other fields and people in universities, educational institutes, literature and poetry should deal with their areas.
Nayantara Sahgal withdrawn invite controversy: President of Marathi literature festival's organising body resigns
The president of the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Mahamandal, Shripad Joshi, resigned amid controversy over the withdrawal of a lit meet invitation to writer Nayantara Sahgal.
Shiv Sena rallies behind Nayantara Sahgal over withdrawn Marathi lit fest invite, says organisers had learnt she would speak on 'lynchings'
An editorial in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana said the All India Marathi Literary Meet killed freedom of expression by rescinding the invite to Nayantara Sahgal.
Nayantara Sahgal's invite to literary meet rescinded amid threats by political parties; MNS says 'no objection' to writer's participation
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena president Raj Thackeray clarified that his party had no objection to Nayantara Sahgal's presence at the literary meet
Marathi literary meet withdraws invite to Nayantara Sahgal; author was part of 2015 'award wapsi' campaign
Nayantara Sahgal was to inaugurate the 92nd literary meet on 11 January in the presence of Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2018: Nayantara Sahgal, Soha Ali Khan, Kiran Nagarkar enthrall audiences
The Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival had something for everyone, from discussions on cinema, the environment and even Lucknowi cuisine | #FirstCulture
Sahgal fired a series of salvos at the ruling dispensation, even saying that the Narendra Modi-led NDA government is "a fascist regime" practising an undeclared dictatorship.
The day three of the Mumbai Literature Festival brought an array of sessions exploring everything from one’s right to offend to India's incredible obsession with the consumption of paneer.
In her brilliant, dystopian satire — When The Moon Shines By Day, published by Speaking Tiger — Nayantara Sahgal draws a telling portrait of our times
A member of the Nehru-Gandhi family and one of India's foremost writers with feminist concerns, Nayantara Sahgal returned her Sahitya Akademi award in 2015 to protest against rising intolerance in the country. Will she ever accept a recognition from the state again? Never.
Nayantara Sahgal praised JNUSU leader Kanhaiya for his speech at JNU after his release from jail and his subsequent "rational" interviews to the media.
Intolerance row: Indian society is and was tolerant, but certain segments are always at war, says Javed Akhtar
Claiming that some Hindu groups are now behaving like Muslim fundamentalists, Javed Akhtar said barring such elements Indian society has always been tolerant.
When offenders go unpunished and live to offend again, the perception of intolerance grows, both bigger and uglier. The proponents of award-wapsi would have been more credible, but they don’t always get it right.
Amitav Ghosh has said, that although he 'appreciated the courage' of authors who have returned their awards, he wont follow suit.
Booker Prize winning author Salman Rushdie, who came under attack for backing authors protesting against "rising intolerance" in the country, rubbished the criticism by "Modi Toadies", saying he supported no political party but was against "thuggish violence"