Arundhati Roy

  • Does Ambedkar's philosophy need an updated champion? 19-03-2014 05:45 PM

    While it is normal for Arundhati Roy's views to be questioned and criticised, it is not often that one finds her self-perceived role as mediator on certain matters questioned at a fundamental level. That this has happened in relation to a long-ago ideological duel between Ambedkar and Gandhi makes it...
  • Arundhati Roy's mother Mary Roy joins AAP 22-01-2014 01:55 PM

    Mary Roy, women rights activist and mother of Man Booker prize winner Arundhati Roy, has joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Roy, who received the party membership from state AAP functionaries in Kottayam on Tuesday, said she expected the new party would bring about a qualitative change in politics. "Most...
  • Tejpal sex assault: Girl to help police, say sources 25-11-2013 05:45 PM

    Panaji: The woman journalist who has accused Tehelka's Founder Editor Tarun Tejpal of sexually assaulting her has agreed to cooperate with the police. Sources in the Goa police said that her statement will be recorded in front of the magistrate in Panjim. Sources also said that the woman journalist is...
  • Sexual assault: Arundhati Roy slams Tejpal, says it's rape number 2 25-11-2013 03:35 PM

    New Delhi: Booker Prize winning novelist Arundhati Roy on Monday slammed Tehelka Editor Tarun Tejpal for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman journalist. In her blog, Roy called the incident 'rape number two'. She said, "This is Rape Number Two: the rape of the values and the politics that Tehelka claims...
  • Don't limit PM option to only Modi or Rahul, says Arundhati 17-11-2013 10:41 PM

    Author and activist Arundhati Roy, on Sunday, said that in an age of coalition, options are wide open before people and they should not fall into trap of Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi. "I don't think we should fall into trap of Modi or Rahul. Indulging in poll predictions will...
  • Premji, Hazare among Top 100 Global Thinkers 29-11-2011 01:45 PM

    Washington: Software czar Azim Premji and anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare are among five Indians who figure in the Foreign Policy magazine's list of Top 100 Global Thinkers, that is dominated by revolutionaries who have been the driving force behind the Arab Spring. The list features US President Barack Obama, who...
  • Anna in Foreign Policy's top 100 global thinkers 29-11-2011 12:05 AM

    Washington: Software czar Azim Premji, social activist Anna Hazare and writer Arundhati Roy are among the five Indians who figure in Foreign Policy's prestigious list of Top 100 Global Thinkers, which also includes US President Barack Obama. The top nine positions in the list is occupied by leading Arab revolutionaries...
  • PIL against Arundhati for her anti-India remarks 22-11-2011 05:37 PM

    Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday admitted a PIL against author-activist Arundhati Roy for her allegedly anti-India remarks at a seminar in New York. The PIL was filed by three Kashmiri pandits - Vijay Kumar Kashkari, Ajay Kumar Bhat and Vir Ji Saraf - in the Jammu...
  • Bhushan attack: Alternate views unacceptable? 12-10-2011 09:19 PM

    New Delhi: In the backdrop of the shocking attack on senior lawyer and Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan, the question that arises is whether this is another example of how our society is getting even more intolerant. Many attempts have been made in the past to muzzle free speech. On...
  • Jan Lokpal Bill is very regressive: Arundhati Roy 30-08-2011 10:41 PM

    In an exclusive interview, writer Arundhati Roy said there are serious concerns about the Jan Lokpal Bill, corporate funding, NGOs and even the role of the media. Sagarika Ghose: Hello and welcome to the CNN-IBN special. The Anna Hazare anti-corruption movement has thrown up multiple voices. Many have been supportive...
  • I'm sceptical of the Anna movement: Arundhati Roy 30-08-2011 08:02 AM

    Arundhati Roy targeted the Anna Hazare movement, saying there are serious concerns about the Jan Lokpal Bill, corporate funders, NGOs and even the role of the media. ...
  • Lokpal will create two oligarchies: Arundhati 22-08-2011 06:56 PM

    Hyderabad: "When people fight against corruption, it is important to understand what corruption is. Is corruption just an accounting problem, a financial irregularity? Or, is it a currency of social inequality or concentration of power?" asked noted author and social activists Arundhati Roy while commenting on people's support for Anna...
  • Lokpal will create two oligarchies: Arundhati 22-08-2011 10:49 AM

    Hyderabad: "When people fight against corruption, it is important to understand what corruption is. Is corruption just an accounting problem, a financial irregularity? Or, is it a currency of social inequality or concentration of power?" asked noted author and social activists Arundhati Roy while commenting on people's support for Anna...
  • Why leave corporates out of Lokpal: Arundhati Roy 21-08-2011 02:31 PM

    Commenting on the Jan Lokpal Bill issue, author Arundhati Roy on Sunday said, "We need to look at this more closely beyond the clamour." ...
  • Govt's treatement of Anna is outrageous: Arundhati 16-08-2011 11:11 AM

    Arundhati Roy spoke exclusively to CNN-IBN saying that the way the government has treated Anna Hazare is absolutely outrageous. ...
  • Arundhati Roy's book launch disrupted 21-05-2011 04:43 PM

    New Delhi: The launch of Booker Prize winning author Arundhati Roy's new book 'The Broken Republic' was disrupted by a group of protesters at the India Habitat Centre here late Friday. The protesters barged into the venue and shouted slogans like "Arundhati Murdabad" and "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" and threw...
  • Arundhati Roy's latest book released 21-05-2011 03:04 PM

    New Delhi: There's no doubt that Arundhati Roy's one of the leading voices in India and an outspoken one at that. "If you look at chhattisgarh, two years ago when they launched operation greenhunt, some of us were talking about MOUs and mining, and people were puzzled like what's the...
  • 2G: Kanimozhi, A Raja appear in court 21-05-2011 08:33 AM

    New Delhi: DMK MP Kanimozhi and former Telecom Minister A Raja appeared in the special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in New Delhi on Saturday. She along with Kalaignar TV MD and CEO Sharad Kumar was taken into judicial custody and spent Friday night in Tihar jail after the...
  • Anti-India speech: Probe on against Geelani, Roy 19-04-2011 07:24 PM

    New Delhi: The city police om Tuesday told a Delhi court that it was still probing the sedition case against hardline Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, writer Arundhati Roy and four others for making alleged anti-India speeches last year. The Station House Officer (SHO) of the Tilak Marg...
  • Arundhati Roy on Binayak Sen bail

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    'Little pinholes of light have come out in this judgement' says author and activist Arundhati Roy on the Binayak Sen bail order by the Supreme...

  • We have laws that are undemocratic: Arundhati 19-04-2011 06:36 PM

    'Little pinholes of light have come out in this judgement' says author and activist Arundhati Roy on the Binayak Sen bail order by the Supreme Court. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's Rupashree Nanda, she also says 'democracy is on a very slippery slope in Chhattisgarh'; that it is important...
  • Petition against Arundhati, Geelani withdrawn 27-01-2011 07:20 PM

    New Delhi: A petition seeking action against hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani, writer Arundhati Roy and four others for allegedly making anti-India speeches last year was withdrawn from the Delhi High Court on Thursday after Delhi Police told the court that a police complaint has already been lodged. "Now,...
  • Intellectuals should not support Maoists: WB Guv 23-01-2011 05:21 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan on Sunday said intellectuals should not support the Maoist ideology and actions. "We don't want intellectuals to support Maoist ideology and Maoist actions," Narayanan said on the sidelines of a programme celebrating the 114th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in Kolkata. Asked...
  • Arundhati Roy on the trial of Binayak Sen

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    The Binayak Sen trial has thrown a lot of questions to the civil society which feels the space to dissent within the Indian democracy -...

  • TWTW: Cyrus takes on deadlock in Parliament 05-12-2010 11:20 PM

    Cyrus looks at the funny side on Radia Tapes,WikiLeaks take on international relations and CWG corruption. ...
  • Bungalow of Arundhati's husband illegal: court 02-12-2010 09:11 AM

    Bhopal: There's more trouble for writer-activist Arundhati Roy. After a sedition case against her, she's now being accused of living in an illegally constructed house in Madhya Pradesh. Arundhati Roy's dream house in Pachmarhi won't be hers now. The house built on a forest land can be inherited but not...
  • Case registered against Arundhati, Geelani 29-11-2010 09:42 PM

    New Delhi: Writer Arundhati Roy, Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani and others were on Monday booked on charges of sedition by Delhi Police for their "anti-India" speech at a seminar here last month. The filing of the FIR came following a directive from a local court on Saturday on...