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Literary fests new tool of public diplomacy in South Asia


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Literature, the soul of cultural exchange, is giving conventional diplomacy a run for its space in South Asia with the mushrooming literary festivals that are ... Read more...

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Noted poet, Booker judge on DSC literature prize panel


April 20th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature Friday announced the induction of five new members to its advisory committee for the 2013 and 2014 editions ... Read more...

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Rushdie slams Imran Khan at India Today conclave


March 18th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Writer Salman Rushdie, the author of the controversial "The Satanic Verses", Saturday evening hit out at Pakistan politician Imran Khan describing him as a ... Read more...

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Pranab, Omar drop out, but Rushdie to attend India Today conclave (Lead)


March 17th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) A host of speakers, including Pakistan politician Imran Khan, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Jammu & Kashmir ... Read more...

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Now Pranab, Omar drop out of conclave


March 17th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday cancelled their participation at the India Today Conclave that is to ... Read more...

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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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Rushdie factor: Imran Khan won’t attend India Today conclave (Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has refused to attend the India Today conclave this week because of the presence of "The Satanic Verses" author Salman ... Read more...

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Rushdie likely in India this weekend for India Today conclave


March 13th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) After his aborted visit to the Jaipur Literature Festival, controversial Booker Prize winning author Salman Rushdie is expected to be in India this weekend to ... Read more...

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Lahore’s Hira Mandi: a love affair


February 9th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Hira Mandi, the traditional red light quarter of Lahore, lives in the popular mindscape through its stories of longing, loss and 'mujras' after the ... Read more...

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First Rushdie, now Taslima - end of cultural tolerance? (West Bengal Newsletter)


February 5th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 4 (IANS) The cancellation of the release of controversial author Taslima Nasreen's autobiography at the famed Kolkata Book Fair has thrown the spotlight on the destructive clout ... Read more...

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Rushdie was lied to, but I won’t face trouble: Deepa Mehta (Interview)


February 2nd, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 2 (IANS) Canada-based Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta, who is making a film on Salman Rushdie's bestseller "Midnight's Children", says the author was lied to and discouraged from attending ... Read more...

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Rushdie’s writings painful: Imran Khan


January 31st, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) Describing the writings of Salman Rushdie as "painful" for the Muslim community, Pakistani politician and former cricket captain Imran Khan Monday said no one had a ... Read more...

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Sentiments vs freedom: Rushdie issue festers


January 29th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Days after Salman Rushdie was not allowed to speak at the Jaipur Literature Festival, the issue continues to touch a raw nerve among Muslim ... Read more...

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India experience was awesome: Winfrey


January 29th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 29 (IANS) International talk show queen Oprah Winfrey describes her India visit as an "awesome" experience."...Great to travel, but even greater to back in beautiful USA. India ... Read more...

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Vikram Seth attacks government, terms Rushdie affair madness


January 26th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 26 (IANS) Novelist Vikram Seth Thursday accused the government of "knuckling under" an "enforced disgrace because of power and politics" and "misusing" religion ahead of assembly polls over ... Read more...

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Congress refutes Rushdie remarks


January 26th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday refuted remarks by Salman Rushdie that the party's desire to garner Muslim votes in Uttar Pradesh elections was the reason for his not ... Read more...

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Rushdie is poor, sub-standard writer: Katju


January 25th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) A day after Salman Rushdie's video conference at Jaipur Literature Festival was cancelled, Press Council of India chairman Markandey Katju Wednesday said the author is ... Read more...

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Rushdie show: Chronicle of a gag foretold


January 25th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 25 (IANS) It was Tuesday, another sunny winter morning in Jaipur. Sanjoy Roy, an organiser of the Jaipur Literature Festival, came to a terrace of the sprawling Diggi ... Read more...

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‘Black farce’ says Rushdie as shut out of Jaipur even via videolink (Intro Roundup)


January 25th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Twenty-four years after "The Satanic Verses" was banned, its India-born author Salman Rushdie was again under attack Tuesday and forced to cancel his address via videolink ... Read more...

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Visit controversy a black farce, says shocked Rushdie (Lead)


January 25th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Author Salman Rushdie Tuesday said he was shocked that even his video-conference address at the Jaipur Literature Festival was unacceptable and termed the entire ... Read more...

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Congress defends Rajasthan on calling off Rushdie address


January 24th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday sought to play down the decision of the party-led Rajasthan government against allowing Salman Rushdie to address the Jaipur Literature Festival ... Read more...

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Rushdie & god: Jaipur Lit Fest ends on sombre note


January 24th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) God came to the rescue of the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival Tuesday evening. The spirits were marginally lifting during a lively debate about man and ... Read more...

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Rushdie episode worst communal vote bank politics: BJP (Second Lead)


January 24th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
JalandharNew Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday slammed the government for "bowing to fundamentalists" and cancelling Salman Rushdie's Jaipur visit and said the celebrated author ... Read more...

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Jaipur delegates slam Rushdie ‘gag’


January 24th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) The intellectuals fraternity at the Jaipur Literature Festival responded with outrage to the new "fatwa" on author Salman Rushdie, who was stopped from addressing the audience ... Read more...

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Shocking, says Salman Rushdie


January 24th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Author Salman Rushdie Tuesday said he was shocked at the situation that even screening of his video image was unacceptable at the Jaipur Literature ... Read more...

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Kolkata litterateurs to protest ‘persecution’ of ‘Satanic Verses’ readers


January 24th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Describing as "shameful" the cases filed against writers who had read excerpts of banned book "The Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie at the Jaipur Literature ... Read more...

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American novelist Lionel Shriver still loves her Kevin


January 24th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) American writer Lionel Shriver, the author of "We Need to Talk About Kevin", is still moved by the novel she wrote in 2003 about a ... 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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Muslim groups stifled free speech: Rushdie


January 24th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Calling the scrapping of his video conferencing at the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) as "awful", writer Salman Rushdie Tuesday said a threat of violence by ... Read more...

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Writers flay Rushdie fiasco


January 24th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Expressing unhappiness over Salman Rushdie's thwarted address via video link at the Jaipur Literature Festival, several writers Tuesday said it was a "sad day ... Read more...

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Rushdie shut out of Jaipur, even via videolink (Roundup)


January 24th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Twenty-four years after his book "The Satanic Verses" was banned, India-born Salman Rushdie was again under attack Tuesday and forced to cancel his address via videolink ... 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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Rushdie should have been allowed to come: Jaitley (Lead, changing dateline)


January 24th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, Jan 24 (IANS) Slamming the government for "bowing to fundamentalists", Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley Tuesday said controversial author Salman Rushdie should have been allowed to ... Read more...

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