Ashis Nandy

  • Penguin India urged to approach higher court 23-02-2014 09:30 PM

    Penguin India, which recently withdrew American author Wendy Doniger's book on Hinduism, has been urged to approach higher courts to establish a strong precedent of upholding freedom of expression. A group of academicians and authors on Sunday said they were forwarding a petition concerning the withdrawal of the book along...
  • Free-spirited discussions at controversy-free Jaipur Literature Festival 22-01-2014 04:01 PM

    After being in the news for all the wrong reasons for two consecutive years, the Jaipur Literature Festival 2014 traversed geopolitical borders, overcame language barriers and discussed political, social and women's issues to exchange ideas without attracting any unwanted controversy. "It was truly a literary festival," said a journalist who...
  • People should stand up for a culture of free expression, tolerance: Tharoor 03-02-2013 02:31 PM

    While speaking to Karan Thapar on this week's Devil's Advocate, Tharoor said that people are going out of their way to clamp down on cultural freedom in the name of religion. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 01-02-2013 11:52 PM

    Death penalty or life imprisonment for convicts in extreme cases is included in the ordinance, according to sources. ...
  • Unfortunate that courts need to tell artistes what or what not to say: Sanjoy Roy on Ashis Nandy 01-02-2013 03:43 PM

    Sanjoy Roy, the organiser of the Jaipur Film Festival also said that it was not enough to provide relief to Ashis Nandy by telling the police to not arrest him. The courts needed to do more, he said. ...
  • Sceptical about protests against 'Vishwaroopam': Ashis Nandy 01-02-2013 02:42 PM

    The sociologist, who got a major reprieve on Friday after the SC directed the police not to arrest him over his remarks on Dalits, said that it would be "nice to have some sceptical view on some of these protests". ...
  • Will be careful in future: Ashis Nandy 01-02-2013 12:31 PM

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  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 31-01-2013 11:58 PM

    The CBI will be under the supervision of the Lokpal, while a public servant facing an inquiry by the Lokpal will be given an opportunity to be heard at the stage of the preliminary inquiry. ...
  • The Last Word: Is India weak in defending freedom of speech? 31-01-2013 10:50 PM

    Do the Ashis Nandy, Vishwaroopam and Salman Rushdie incidents prove that the Indian state is weak in defending freedom of speech? ...
  • FTN: Ashis Nandy faces questioning, Dalit youths attacked in Maharashtra: Have Dalit leaders failed to address the real issues confronting the community?

    Tonight at 10:30, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses with a panel of experts whether Dalit leaders have failed to address the real issues confronting...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 30-01-2013 11:23 PM

    Catch the day's stories on India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • By giving corruption a caste gloss, Ashis Nandy does not make it redemptive or acceptable

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    In 'Behind the Beautiful Forevers', a true account spun off as a novel, about life in Annawadi, a slum adjoining Mumbai airport, author Katherine Boo...

  • News 360: Intelligence reports link ISI to LoC killings 29-01-2013 10:16 PM

    CNN-IBN has accessed intelligence reports linking Pakistan's ISI to the recent killings of the two Indian soldiers on the Line of Control, resulting in tensions between the two countries. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 28-01-2013 11:57 PM

    BJP will surge with Modi as PM-elect, says Yashwant; too early, says party. Braveheart's family says it will challenge Juvenile Justice Board's ruling on sixth Delhi gangrape accused. ...
  • Nandy hounded: Is no honest critique of Dalit politics possible in India today? 28-01-2013 11:01 PM

    Ashis Nandy faces up to five years in jail after an FIR was filed against him following his remarks on Dalits at the Jaipur Literature Festival. ...