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Rushdie session postponed (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Author Salman Rushdie's literary session at the India Today Conclave has been postponed by a day to Saturday following a sudden change in schedule, the ... Read more...

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Tight security for Rushdie’s arrival


March 16th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Tight security arrangements are in place here to prevent any trouble during the visit of Salman Rushdie, the controversial author of "The Satanic Verses", police ... Read more...

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Dikshit retracts, says no question of welcoming Rushdie (Second Lead)


January 24th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Hours after inviting Salman Rushdie to visit the capital, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit retracted, saying there is no question of welcoming "The Satanic Verses" ... Read more...

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Rushdie welcome to visit Delhi, says Dikshit (Lead)


January 24th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Tuesday extended an invitation to author Salman Rushdie to visit the capital, saying that the "eminent writer" is welcome."We welcome ... Read more...

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Rushdie welcome to visit Delhi, says Dikshit


January 24th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Tuesday extended an invitation to author Salman Rushdie to visit the capital, saying that the "eminent writer" is welcome."One may ... Read more...

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Writers resent muzzle on Salman Rushdie


January 21st, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Outrage and resentment were the dominant emotions on the first day of the Jaipur Literature Festival here Friday as writers, intellectuals and fans cried foul over ... Read more...

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Arundhati walks with different comrades in Kathmandu (With Image)


April 18th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 18 (IANS) Booker prize winner and social activist Arundhati Roy walked with comrades of a different kind in Kathmandu Monday on her maiden visit to the Himalayan republic.However, ... Read more...

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Five Indians in list of top 100 women


March 8th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 8 (IANS) Five Indian women, including high-profile author Arundhati Roy and rights activist Jayshree Satpute, figure in the list of 100 of the world's most inspirational women prepared ... Read more...

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E-books on the rise with sales of digital books growing 18-fold in 2010


March 1st, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): The sale of e-books is on the rise, with Bloomsbury, the publisher of the Harry Potter books, saying its digital book sales grew 18-fold in 2010.Now e-books account ... Read more...

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Don’t silence BBC Hindi radio, say intellectuals


February 16th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Stating that BBC Hindi radio was a source of "accurate, impartial and independent news" for 10 million listeners in India, a group of intellectuals, artists and journalists ... Read more...

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Tharoor fires at Arundhati Roy on Hay’s literary war ground


November 14th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 14 (IANS) Member of Parliament and writer Shashi Tharoor Sunday hit out at Arundhati Roy at the Hay Festival here, saying the Booker prize winner-activist has "gone ... Read more...

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Activist seeks action against Rahul Gandhi, Arundhati Roy


October 28th, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 28 (IANS) Human rights activist and lawyer Arvind Thakur Thursday said he filed a petition in a local court here seeking action against Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi and ... Read more...

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Sedition complaint filed against Arundhati Roy in Punjab


October 27th, 2010 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 27 (IANS) The All-India Anti-Terrorist Front (AIATF) has filed a complaint with Punjab police chief demanding registration of a sedition case against Booker Prize winner writer Arundhati Roy.The ... Read more...

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Ranchi court to hear Rahul, Arundhati remarks cases


October 26th, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 26 (IANS) Complaints against Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi and Booker Prize winner Arundhati Roy were Tuesday transferred to judicial magistrate court here for a Nov 22 hearing.Chief Judicial ... Read more...

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Police study Arundhati Roy’s speech


October 26th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 26 (IANS) Police are examining the text of the speech delivered by Booker Prize winner Arundhati Roy at a seminar here to decide whether it 'merits legal action or not'.In ... Read more...

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Book from Pakistan is bestseller again (IANS Books)


October 21st, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) "Granta: The Magazine of New Writing Pakistan", a compilation by various Pakistani writers, continued to be number one in the non-fiction section of the bestseller list this ... Read more...

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Son inspired Salman Rushdie to write new book for teens


October 2nd, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 2 (ANI): An intellectual delight is on its way for young fans of Salman Rushdie, as the Booker prize winner is set to release a new book for teenagers, which ... Read more...

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Salman Rushdie Meets Soha Secretly!


August 28th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 28, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): It was reported earlier this month that filmmaker Deepa Mehta has signed Soha Ali Khan for her upcoming movie Midnight's Children, which is based on a ... Read more...

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Footballing clichés ‘poignant, beautiful’: Booker winner Kazuo Ishiguro


May 31st, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): Soccer clichés such as "at the end of the day" are "beautiful and poignant", says Booker prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro.The 55-year-old Japanese author supported the post-match language of ... Read more...

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Maoist terror: Paying for past follies (Comment)


February 20th, 2010 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli Two recent incidents of Maoist violence have confirmed that the country is still far from being able to contain this menace.On Feb 15, as many as 24 security personnel ... Read more...

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Roddy Doyle harks back to IRA days in new book (IANS Books)


February 9th, 2010 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Acclaimed Irish novelist and Booker prize winner Roddy Doyle is going back to the heydays of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in his new book."The ... Read more...

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Anti-Maoist offensive is better late than never (Comment)


January 23rd, 2010 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli Despite Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's description of Maoist extremism in India as the gravest internal security threat, there is still inadequate appreciation of the danger. One reason is the ... Read more...

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Deepa Mehta to begin filming ‘Midnight’s Children’ in September


January 4th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Robin Bansal New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Canada-based Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta says she has finished writing the script for the big-screen adaptation of Salman Rushdie's Booker Prize winner "Midnight's Children" ... Read more...

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All my works are personal alchemy: Booker prize winner (IANS Books)


December 25th, 2009 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) Hilary Mantel, the author of "Wolf Hall" which won the Man Booker prize for 2009, feels "there is always a danger with historical fiction that ... Read more...

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Booker Prize winner Yann Martel all set with second book


November 24th, 2009 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Remember the fantasy adventure novel, "Life of Pi"? Yann Martel, the Booker Prize winner is now all set with his second book that will be on the ... Read more...

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Arundhati Roy urges Centre to drop armed action against Maoist


October 19th, 2009 - 10:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): Noted Human Rights activist and Booker prize winner, Arundhati Roy, on Monday accused the Union Government for harbouring vested interests behind its armed offensive against the Maoists.Addressing ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh violated Supreme Court’s rehabilitation order: Rights group


June 9th, 2009 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) A civil rights group Tuesday accused the Chhatisgarh government of violating a Supreme Court order on rehabilitating villagers "affected and displaced" by the government-backed militia Salwa Judum ... Read more...

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After ‘Slumdog’ is it ‘White Tiger’ for the west?


April 23rd, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
After the movie loosely based on Vikas Swarup's new novel "Slumdog Millionaire' impressed the world and swept the Oscars, looks like another Indian author's book will be adapted soon.This piece of news ... Read more...

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Irrfan Khan to star in Hollywood adaptation of Life of Pi?


February 25th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Slumdog Millionaire actor Irrfan Khan, whos riding high on the Oscar success of the film, is up for a part in the movie version of Life of ... Read more...

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Ang Lee in talks to make Hollywood adaptation of Life of Pi


February 19th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): Oscar-winner Ang Lee is being lined up to adapt the novel Life of Pi into a Hollywood movie.The director is in talks over the adaptation of Yann ... Read more...

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Indus valley history, ‘White Tiger’ top bestseller charts


January 22nd, 2009 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) "Empires of The Indus" by Alice Albinia moved to the top of the bestseller chart in the non-fiction category this week, while Booker Prize winner "The White ... Read more...

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Naseeruddin Shah inspires Tannishtha Chatterjee


November 12th, 2008 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee, who won rave reviews for her performance as the repressed Bangladeshi housewife in "Brick Lane", worked with Naseeruddin Shah in forthcoming film "Barah Anna" ... Read more...

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Booker winner Arvind Adiga sacks his literary agent


October 26th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) This year's Booker Prize winner, Indian author Arvind Adiga, has severed his ties with his literary agent without any explanation.Adiga wrote to Jay Mandel, a senior executive of ... Read more...

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Booker winner ‘The White Tiger’ tops bestseller chart


October 22nd, 2008 - 9:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Aravind Adiga's Booker prize winner debut novel "The White Tiger" climbed to the top of the bestseller charts in the fiction category this week, while "Empires of ... Read more...

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Adiga gets invite from his Mangalore school


October 15th, 2008 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 15 (IANS) Man Booker prize winner Aravind Adiga has been invited by the St. Aloysius High School in Karnataka's coastal city of Mangalore, where he was a top-ranking student, for ... Read more...

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