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The Filter Koffee Podcast: Taslima Nasreen and translator Arunava Sinha on her latest book, Shameless
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The Filter Koffee Podcast: Taslima Nasreen and translator Arunava Sinha on her latest book, Shameless

In this episode of The Filter Koffee Podcast, noted Bengali author and activist Taslima Nasreen is joined by translator Arunava Sinha; they discuss their individual creative processes.

Taslima Nasreen on self-censorship, and Indian democracy: 'If you don't get equality, you don’t get freedom'
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Taslima Nasreen on self-censorship, and Indian democracy: 'If you don't get equality, you don’t get freedom'

In an interview with Firstpost, writer Taslima Nasreen talks about living in India because of her exile, and the concept of freedom being impossible in a society without equality.

Does freedom exist? Writers come together to discuss the question at HarperCollins' upcoming debate
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Does freedom exist? Writers come together to discuss the question at HarperCollins' upcoming debate

HarperCollins' 'The Debate' is back with its second edition, this time asking: Does freedom exist? Panelists Taslima Nasreen, Tanuj Solanki and Aanchal Malhotra take up the question in the upcoming event in Delhi's India International Centre.

Taslima Nasreen expresses hope that India will extend her residence permit, says she is the 'daughter of this soil'
India

Taslima Nasreen expresses hope that India will extend her residence permit, says she is the 'daughter of this soil'

Taslima Nasreen has expressed hope that the government will consider giving her either a longer permit or a permanent one to stay in India.

Taslima Nasreen's residence permit in India extended for another year; Bangladeshi author had urged Amit Shah to prolong her stay
India

Taslima Nasreen's residence permit in India extended for another year; Bangladeshi author had urged Amit Shah to prolong her stay

Taslima Nasreen had to leave Bangladesh in 1994 in the wake of death threat by fundamentalist outfits for her alleged anti-Islamic views and is now a citizen of Sweden.

Zaira Wasim quits Bollywood: Anubhav Sinha says she should be allowed to practice her religion
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Zaira Wasim quits Bollywood: Anubhav Sinha says she should be allowed to practice her religion

Zaira Wasim had recently announced her decision to quit the film industry because her career was interfering with her faith.

Taslima Nasreen's bestseller Lajja to have a sequel: Shameless will be published in January 2020
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Taslima Nasreen's bestseller Lajja to have a sequel: Shameless will be published in January 2020

Lajja, an outspoken narrative of the patriarchy, misogyny and power structures prevalent in the country, revolved around the protagonist, Suranjan and his family, and Shameless takes this story forward following their relocation from Bangladesh to Kolkata

Sabarimala row: Don't understand why women activists are so eager to enter temple, says Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen
India

Sabarimala row: Don't understand why women activists are so eager to enter temple, says Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen

Bangladeshi writer and women's rights activist Taslima Nasreen on Friday tweeted on the ongoing Sabarimala row.

Meesha book controversy: Ban on literary work violates freedom of speech; test for such moves should be extremely stringent
India

Meesha book controversy: Ban on literary work violates freedom of speech; test for such moves should be extremely stringent

Meesha book controversy: Calls for ban on books violating the right to freedom of speech and expression and the court, in deciding whether a prohibition on a book is justified, must balance free speech with public interest

Kolkata archbishop calls Mamata Banerjee leader of 'national stature', slams lynching incidents, says attempts to polarise
India

Kolkata archbishop calls Mamata Banerjee leader of 'national stature', slams lynching incidents, says attempts to polarise

Days after Mamata Banerjee's speech at Saint Stephen's College was scrapped, the archbishop of Kolkata has come out in support of the West Bengal chief minister and called her a "leader of national stature who has the conviction to take all together", according to a report in The Economic Times.

After Manohar Lal Khattar's remarks on namaz in public, Taslima Nasreen says similar rules should apply for other worshippers too
India

After Manohar Lal Khattar's remarks on namaz in public, Taslima Nasreen says similar rules should apply for other worshippers too

Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has said that namaz should be offered at mosques or eidgahs, and similar rules should apply for other religions as well.

Taslima Nasreen calls Delhi bus masturbation incident 'victimless crime', gets slammed on social media
India

Taslima Nasreen calls Delhi bus masturbation incident 'victimless crime', gets slammed on social media

A day after a Delhi University student lodged a case against a man for allegedly molesting her on board a bus, author Taslima Nasreen called public masturbation a "victimless crime".

Exiled author Taslima Nasreen says religious minorities better in India than in Pakistan, Bangladesh
India

Exiled author Taslima Nasreen says religious minorities better in India than in Pakistan, Bangladesh

Controversial writer Taslima Nasreen says the condition of religious minorities is much better in India than in neighbouring Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Taslima Nasreen's tweet not malicious says Patna High Court, revokes six-year old complaint
India

Taslima Nasreen's tweet not malicious says Patna High Court, revokes six-year old complaint

The Patna High Court has quashed a six-year-old order of a lower court which took cognisance of a complaint against controversial Bangladeshi write Taslima Nasreen

Rohingya exodus: Taslima Nasreen slams Bangladesh for sheltering Muslim refugees for votes, not for humanity
World

Rohingya exodus: Taslima Nasreen slams Bangladesh for sheltering Muslim refugees for votes, not for humanity

Exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen has hit out at Bangladesh's policy on accepting Rohingya refugees from Myanmar's Rakhine state.

Rohingya crisis: Asaduddin Owaisi urges Narendra Modi to accept refugees as 'brothers'
India

Rohingya crisis: Asaduddin Owaisi urges Narendra Modi to accept refugees as 'brothers'

If refugees from Tibet, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka can stay in India, why not the Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi has said

Gauri Lankesh murder: Fear among writers is now unidentified and undefined, says author Shashi Deshpande
India

Gauri Lankesh murder: Fear among writers is now unidentified and undefined, says author Shashi Deshpande

Some time ago when I was speaking to senior author Shashi Deshpande, she had made a comment that the present situation was "scary". It is not a term she uses often

SC decision on triple talaq: Taslima Nasreen demands abolition of Sharia law
India

SC decision on triple talaq: Taslima Nasreen demands abolition of Sharia law

Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen on Tuesday reacted to the Supreme Court verdict abolishing triple talak, saying it was "definitely not women's freedom" yet.

Fatwas restrict individual's constitutional freedom, India must create laws to insulate citizens
India

Fatwas restrict individual's constitutional freedom, India must create laws to insulate citizens

The latest fatwa expelling JD(U) leader Feroz Ahmad from Islam for saying Jai Shree Ram shows how practices such as fatwas impact Constitutional freedoms of Indian Muslims