Salman Rushdie

  • Prince Charles did not support Rushdie over The Satanic Verses 15-04-2014 07:19 PM

    Britain's Prince Charles turned his back on author Salman Rushdie during the fatwa over publication of 'The Satanic Verses' as he believed the book was offensive to Muslims, a novelist has revealed. In an interview with Vanity Fair, author Martin Amis has claimed that the Princes views caused a row...
  • 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...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival begins today, to host over 240 authors 17-01-2014 08:43 AM

    Jaipur: The annual Jaipur Literature festival begins on Friday amidst expectations of nearly 2 lakh visitors at the historic Diggi palace in the city. The gathering this time will see the likes of several Nobel prize winners, Booker prize winners. The big faces who will grace the occasion will be...
  • IAAC to honour Salman Rushdie, Mira Nair 18-11-2013 05:55 PM

    New York: The Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) will honour author Salman Rushdie, filmmaker Mira Nair and doctor Manjula Bansal for their contribution to the global artistic community, at an event here Nov 21. The gala night will be held at the Angel Orensanz Foundation of Contemporary Art here. Since 15...
  • In search of the modern Hindu

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Its time to liberate Hinduism from politics "I was born Hindu, and I am a nationalist. So you can call me a Hindu nationalist." ...

  • Dev Patel is as influential as Bobby Jindal, Salman Rushdie 18-07-2013 03:39 PM

    New Delhi: British actor Dev Patel has been listed as one of the most influential global Indians by men's magazine GQ India along with Bobby Jindal and Salman Rushdie. The list, introduced in the July issue of the magazine, also features British Indian novelist Salman Rushdie, singer Jay Sean, steel...
  • Deepa Mehta to adapt novel 'Secret Daughter' into movie 16-05-2013 05:31 PM

    Toronto: After adapting Salman Rushdie's 'Midnight's Children' for the big screen, Indo-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta is working on a script based on Shilpi Somaya Gowda's novel 'Secret Daughter' about how two families are bound by an adoption. Mehta is said to be busy penning the script for producers Jody Colero...
  • Annapurna School of Film and Media joins global campus 04-05-2013 10:32 AM

    Hyderabad: Annapurna International School of Film and Media (AISFM) Friday announced today that it represented Indian media industry in Ryerson University's Global City Project, a live TV show that was streamed online to film students around the world. Under the project by Toronto based university, schools produce a live television...
  • 'Midnight's Children' is a collaborative affair: Rushdie 21-04-2013 05:45 PM

    Washington: Celebrated writer Salman Rushdie is all over the film version of his acclaimed novel 'Midnight's Children'. He has himself done the screenplay and also serves as the film's all-knowing narrator. Yet he says it's Indo-Canadian director Deepa Mehta's film. She 'absolutely' took over once the script was done, Rushdie...
  • Footnotes from Jaipur Literature Fest 14-02-2013 03:01 PM

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  • The closing of the Indian mind

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    The counter argument to narrow mindedness is missing From the Grand Mufti's fatwa against the all-girl band in Kashmir, to the now lifted ban ...

  • Artists question curbing freedom of expression 07-02-2013 05:50 PM

    Creative freedom seems to be at the receiving end of protests by fringe groups. ...
  • The Last Word: Why is Indian society unable to stand up for freedom of expression? 06-02-2013 11:05 PM

    The VHP's women wing on Wednesday continued to disrupt an exhibition at Delhi Art Gallery saying it portrayed women in a bad way. ...
  • 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. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on Salman Rushdie 03-02-2013 12:45 PM

    Cyrus Broacha takes on Salman Rushdie for his comments on cultural terrorism in India. ...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Vishwaroop', 'David', 'Midnight's Children' 02-02-2013 11:01 AM

    'Midnight's Children' has an episodic TV serial feel to it, and hits speed-bumps when you get to the clunky magic realism portions. ...
  • Is creative freedom under serious threat in India? 01-02-2013 11:55 PM

    The author has alleged that he was forced to cancel his trip to Kolkata after Mamata Banerjee ordered the police to block his arrival. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Mamata blocks Rushdie's arrival in Kolkata, TMC defends her order 01-02-2013 08:31 PM

    Meanwhile, Director Deepa Mehta who was also invited to the literary meet, said she cancelled her visit out of solidarity. ...
  • Notables not on Celebrity 100 01-02-2013 06:15 PM

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  • Mamata's decision of blocking Rushdie from Kolkata not surprising: Amit Chaudhuri 01-02-2013 03:35 PM

    Salman Rushdie on Friday tweeted that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had ordered the police to block his arrival in the city for the Literary Meet. ...
  • Salman Rushdie attends 'Midnight's Children' premiere in Mumbai 01-02-2013 03:02 PM

    Filmmaker Deepa Mehta's adaptation of Salman Rushdie's Booker prize-winning novel of the same name 'Midnight's Children' hit screens in India on Friday. ...
  • Skipped Kolkata visit out of solidarity for Rushdie: Deepa Mehta 01-02-2013 02:34 PM

    Director Deepa Mehta who was also invited to the literary meet, says she cancelled her visit out of solidarity. ...