Ruchir Joshi

  • Won't be bullied by terror any kind: Jaipur Lit Fest organiser January 24, 2013

    Jaipur: The Jaipur Literature festival began on Thursday under heavy security with Pakistani authors attending the programme as scheduled. Controversy surrounded the festival again this year with the Bharatiya Janata Party's youth-wing protesting against the participation of Pakistani authors following tension at the Line of Control. However, organisers say there...
  • Won't get bullied by fringe elements: Sanjoy Roy January 21, 2013

    Jaipur: Amidst reports of threat to the Jaipur Literature Festival by Islamist groups and reportedly by members of the BJP and the RSS, the organiser of the event, Sanjoy Roy has said that the event will be held as per the schedule. "Well I have just heard of these threats from...
  • Jaipur Lit Fest: Islamist groups seek ban on 4 authors January 21, 2013

    Jaipur: A statement warning the organisers of the Jaipur Literature Festival against allowing authors who had read out passages from Salman Rushdie's 'Satanic Verses' at the event last year was issued by Islamist groups on Sunday. The statement was issued at a conference in Jaipur. It seeks a ban on the...
  • Book Review: Poriborton! March 23, 2012

    Aweek is a long time in politics—and eight months is enough time for the title of Ruchir Joshi's book to be turned into a mordant, cruel joke. Poriborton! (Change) chronicles Mamata Banerjee's stunning success in the 2011 Assembly elections, when her one-woman party emphatically threw the Left Front out of...
  • Chat now: With Ruchir Joshi on Taslima controversy November 23, 2007

    Was it sensible to throw Taslima out of Kolkata? ...