Arundhati

  • Azad seeks action against Arundhati Roy for anti-Gandhi comment July 19, 2014

    Jammu: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday demanded action against writer and activist Arundhati Roy for her reported comments in which she had criticised Mahatma Gandhi for his "casteist tendencies". "If someone (Arundhati) says that Gandhiji was casteist... That should not be tolerated and that cannot be tolerated. Action should...
  • More private firms in power supply will ease hurdles: Piyush Goyal June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Increased participation by private companies in electricity distribution will help ease supply bottlenecks and reinstate investor confidence in the sector, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday. The minister met top bankers including ICICI Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Chanda Kochhar and State Bank of India Chairperson...
  • SBI's Bhattacharya, ICICI's Kochhar among Forbes' most powerful women May 28, 2014

    New York: State Bank of India Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya and ICICI Bank Managing Director Chanda Kochhar are among the five women from India featured in Forbes' 100 most powerful women in the world, a list topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Bhattacharya is ranked 36th on the power list, while Kochhar is...
  • Uber Cup: Sayali Gokhle replaces Arundhati Pantawane in Indian badminton squad May 17, 2014

    Shuttler Sayali Gokhle on Saturday replaced an injured Arundhati Pantawane in India's women squad for the Uber Cup. "I had hurt my shoulder after playing a match during the camp. It has been a week. It is a ligament injury. I will be out for another week atleast. It is unfortunate...
  • Watch: The unintentionally hilarious trailer of Bengali film 'Arundhati' with Koel Mallick as a warrior princess will give Rajinikanth a complex April 28, 2014

    An upcoming Bengali film's trailer is the trippiest thing you will see on the Internet today. 'Arundhati', directed by Sujit Mondal and starring actress Koel Mallick in the lead role, tells the story of a warrior queen. The remake of the 2009 Telugu film by the same name has some...
  • Young shuttlers to lead Indian challenge in Malaysia March 24, 2014

    Johor Bahru: With top brass skipping the tournament, young guns of Indian badminton, including Sourabh Varma and Arundhati Pantawane, will brace up for the challenge when they begin their campaign at the USD 120,000 Malaysian Grand Prix Gold, starting with the qualifiers at Pasir Gudang on Tuesday. After back-to-back tournaments, top...
  • Leader Talk: 'Over 55 per cent banking assets led by women' March 22, 2014

    Arundhati Bhattacharya, chairperson of State Bank of India asserted that over 55 per cent banking assets were led by women. However, she went on to say that it will take some time for more and more women entering the corporate world. Speaking to Rajdeep Sardesai, editor-in-Chief, IBN18 Network, Arundhati justified...
  • Does Ambedkar's philosophy need an updated champion? March 19, 2014

    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...
  • Genres don't define film's success: Kodi Ramakrishna February 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran Telugu filmmaker Kodi Ramakrishna, known for churning out blockbusters such as 'Ammoru' and 'Arundhati' in mythology and fantasy genres, says that the success of any film depends on its 'story' and 'execution', but not on genre. "I don't think genres have anything to do with the prospect of...
  • Arundhati Roy's mother Mary Roy joins AAP January 22, 2014

    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 other...
  • Tejpal sex assault: Girl to help police, say sources November 26, 2013

    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 likely...
  • Sexual assault: Arundhati Roy slams Tejpal, says it's rape number 2 November 25, 2013

    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 November 17, 2013

    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 be...
  • Saina, Kashyap crash out of China Open November 14, 2013

    Shanghai: Indian shuttlers endured a disappointing day at the China Open Super Series Premier with star player Saina Nehwal going down in the women's singles second round while Parupalli Kashyap crashed out of the men's singles competition here on Thursday. While Saina lost 21-16, 15-21, 17-21 to unseeded Sun Yu of...
  • SBI head Arundhati Bhattacharya emerges as empowering leader October 22, 2013

    The appointment of Arundhati Bhattacharya as chairperson of State Bank of India Oct 7 signals her acumen with numbers. That a 57-year-old career banker will lead the 207-year-old bank, the biggest in the country, to serve the customer is a natural expectation. That winds of change - with her employee-friendly approach and...
  • Arundhati Bhattacharya takes charge as first woman chief of SBI October 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Arundhati Bhattacharya on Monday took over as the new chairperson of the State Bank of India (SBI). She is the first woman to be appointed to the top job at the country's largest lender. Prior to her elevation to the top job, 57-year-old Bhattacharya was managing director and chief financial officer...
  • Indian Badminton League: Mumbai take 2-0 lead over Delhi August 20, 2013

    Mumbai: World number one Lee Chong Wei lived up to his reputation by easing his way past Malaysian compatriot Daren Liew on his Indian Badminton League debut before All England women's champion Tine Baun followed suit to provide a flying 2-0 start to Mumbai Masters against Krishh Delhi Smashers in...
  • Thulasi, Arundhati, Sai Praneeth enter main draw in Singapore June 18, 2013

    Singapore: Indian shuttlers P.C. Thulasi, Arundhati Pantawane and B. Sai Praneeth entered the main draw after winning the qualification rounds of their respective categories at the Singapore Open Super Series here Tuesday. Sai Praneeth, who sent legendary Taufik Hidayat into retirement last week, won both his men's singles qualification matches. The...
  • Saina Nehwal, Arundhati Pantawane reach pre-quarters of Thailand GP June 5, 2013

    Bangkok: Defending champion Saina Nehwal and rising star Arundhati Pantawane advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of Thailand Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after notching up contrasting wins in women's singles competition here on Wednesday. World No 2 Saina didn't break much sweat as she prevailed over Shih Han Hung of Chinese Taipei...
  • 'Rani Ranamma' to expose society's effects on the society April 17, 2013

    Chennai: After making some of the best Telugu fantasy films such as 'Arundhati', Telugu filmmaker Kodi Ramakrishna is set to expose the ill effects of society on people's lives in his upcoming action-thriller 'Rani Ranamma'. However, he clarifies it is not about the situation in Sri Lanka. He believes there is...
  • Arundhati, Thulasi, Tanvi fail to qualify at Swiss Open March 13, 2013

    Basel: Indian women shuttlers Arundhati Pantawane, P.C. Thulasi and Tanvi Lad failed to qualify for the main draw of the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold at the St. Jakobshalle here on Tuesday. While Arundhati reached the second and final round of the women's singles qualifiers, Thulasi and Tanvi went down in...
  • Tamil film 'Sundattam' gets cut to maintain run time March 11, 2013

    Tamil film 'Sundattam' by a debuatant director has become one of the best made films of Tamil cinema recently. The racy thriller stars newcomers like Irfan, Arundhati, Madhu and Naren. The story of film revolves around a game of carom, the story is effectively been woven around the game...
  • Tamil review: 'Sundattam' is a racy thriller March 9, 2013

    Cast: Irfan, Arundhati, Stalin, Madhu and Naren Director: Bramha G Dev Coming from a debutant director, 'Sundattam' is undoubtedly one of the better films of recent times with its share of ups and downs. Thankfully, it doesn't get swept away in the tide of commercialism and even succeeds in producing a...
  • Will online freedom of speech decrease even further? January 11, 2013

    The internet's a brave new world in so many ways-driven by the young invigorating the old. About 150 million Indians are on the web now. Earlier, to express ideas publicly, you had to go through a newspaper, magazine, TV or a radio station before. The guardians of media regulated how...
  • Is 'The God of Small Things' going to be a film? December 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Director Anjali Menon, who debuted with critically acclaimed Malayalam movie 'Manjadikuru', says it would be a dream come true to translate Arundhati Roy's 'God of Small Things' on the big screen. "I would love to recreate the magic of 'God of Small Things' on celluloid or something in...
  • 'Rudrama Devi' will be the mother-of-all period films November 8, 2012

    Telugu filmmaker Gunasekhar says his upcoming film 'Rudrama Devi' will be the mother-of-all period films. Telugu actress Anushka, who rose to fame with her appearance in Telugu period-fantasy 'Arundhati', will reprise the role of the queen. "My film will definitely supersede the standards set by all period flicks to date. I've been...
  • Revoke ban on Revolutionary Democratic Front: Arundhati September 24, 2012

    Hyderabad: Writer and social activist Arundhati Roy on Sunday demanded an immediate revoke of the ban imposed on Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF) in the state. Addressing the gathering at a meeting organised by the Viplava Rachaitala Sangham (Revolutionary Writers’ Association) against the ban, Roy termed the ban unconstitutional and urged...
  • Indians who have won the Man Booker in the past July 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian author and poet Jeet Thayil features among 12 authors long-listed for the 2012 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his book Narcopolis. The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the best book of the year. The prize is the world's most important literary award...
  • Maoist meet to demand end of Green Hunt April 19, 2012

    Hyderabad: Resistance group Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF), at its first conference here on April 22-23, will demand an end to the anti-Maoist Operation Green Hunt and discuss how to turn the current economic crisis in the country into a revolutionary opportunity. More than 300 delegates from across India, including writer and...
  • Premji, Hazare among Top 100 Global Thinkers November 29, 2011

    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 is...