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 youthwing 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 politicsand 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 onewoman party emphatically threw the Left Front out of...
  • I don't regret reading from Rushdie's book: Joshi January 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Author Ruchir Joshi on Monday said that he does not regret reading out extracts from Salman Rushdie's banned book 'The Satanic Verses' at the Jaipur Literature Festival. Talking to IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai on Talking Point, Joshi said that he was even ready to do it again if...
  • JLF: Suspense over Rushdie's video address January 23, 2012

    Jaipur: Amidst reports that the Rajasthan police planned to deny permission to author Salman Rushdie for his video conference on Tuesday at 3:45 PM at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival, festival producer Sanjoy Roy said that he had no information about the whole issue and that they will go ahead...
  • Not illegal if I read from Rushdie's book: Jeet Thayil January 23, 2012

    The four writers who read excerpts from 'The Satanic Verses' left the Jaipur Fest amidst speculation that they may be arrested. ...
  • Salman Rushdie to attend Jaipur Lit Fest via video January 23, 2012

    Jaipur: Booker Prize winning author Salman Rushdie will address the Jaipur Literature Festival via video conference on Tuesday. Rushdie will address the Jaipur Festival at 3.45 pm on Tuesday. Rushdie had decided against attending the Literature Festival in person, claiming that he was informed by intelligence sources in Maharasthra and Rajasthan...
  • Rushdie row: 4 authors asked to leave Jaipur Fest January 23, 2012

    Jaipur: The Salman Rushdie row refuses to die down as the four authors who read excerpts from Rusdhie's 'The Satanic Verses' have already left the Jaipur Literature Festival amidst speculation that they may be arrested if they had stayed on. Sources say that the festival organisers had unofficially asked the...
  • Rushdie slams police, says life threat invented January 22, 2012

    Jaipur: Two days after he decided to skip the Jaipur Literature Festival citing threats from a Mumbai don, celebrated author Salman Rushdie on Sunday slammed the Rajasthan police for allegedly inventing a plot to keep him away. Rushdie tweeted: "I've investigated, and believe that I was indeed lied to. I...
  • Chat now: With Ruchir Joshi on Taslima controversy November 23, 2007

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