Mahasweta Devi

  • Mamata only ideal candidate for PM, says author Mahasweta Devi 30-01-2014 03:49 PM

    Author Mahasweta Devi expressed support for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and said in Kolkata on Thursday that she "is the only ideal candidate for prime minister". Addressing a large Trinamool Congress rally at the Brigade Parade Grounds, Devi hailed the party supremo Banerjee's efforts for the welfare of...
  • Khushwant Singh awarded lifetime achievement award at Mumbai LitFest 15-11-2013 04:46 PM

    Renowned Indian writer Khushwant Singh was awarded a lifetime achievement award at the Mumbai LitFest 2013 on Friday. The award was received by his close friends Trilochan Sahney and Bir Sahneyon on behalf of the 98-year old writer. The award, which carries a citation, silver plaque and cash prize of...
  • Mamata continues targeting section of civil society 23-06-2013 03:20 AM

    Kolkata: Continuing her tirade against a section of the civil society which has been deriding her government over the rising crime graph, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday accused them of taking undue credit for bringing political change in the state. "By participating in a few processions, they...
  • Author Mahasweta Devi condemns SFI attack on Mamata 11-04-2013 09:30 PM

    Kolkata: Noted writer Mahasweta Devi on Thursday condemned the heckling of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Finance Minister Amit Mitra, saying those who practise such "indecent politics" are alienated from the people. Describing the incident as "extremely unfortunate", the Magsaysay award winner said that this should not have...
  • WB: Mamata's popularity as CM hits a low 23-11-2011 10:01 AM

    Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee's government in West Bengal has completed six months, but is already low on the popularity ratings among the civil society. Those who supported her rise to the Chief Minister's post are now questioning what they call a fascist rule. It's been six months since the 'Didi' of...
  • Mahasweta Devi calls TMC a 'fascist' party 22-11-2011 11:26 AM

    Kolkata: Noted writer and rights activist Mahasweta Devi, who had actively campaigned for Trinamool Congress in West Bengal Assembly election, on Monday described the government as 'fascist' and alleged it was trying to throttle the people's voices. "The people are denied of their legitimate right to protest and this is...
  • 'Gangor' wins award at CIFF 19-11-2011 06:28 PM

    New Delhi: 'Gangor', the first Indo-Italian co-production film and based on a short story by well-known writer Mahasweta Devi, has won a prestigious award at the Cinemanila International Film Festival in Phillipines. The film is produced by Vindo K Wuthoo and Angello Barbagallo in a collaboration between India's Nirvana Motion...
  • Manna Dey, Mahasweta get 'Banga-Vibhusan' 28-07-2011 11:33 AM

    Kolkata: Legendary singer Manna Dey and writer Mahasweta Devi are among the nine luminaries from diverse fields felicitated with the inaugural 'Banga-Vibhusan' award by the West Bengal government Monday. The award is in recognition of their contribution to arts, culture, music and sports. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who presided over...