Saturday, November 30, 2013

Tarun Tejpal's day of shame

Tarun Tejpal is, of course,  more powerful and influential than I ever thought. The top lawyers - and the big politicians of a major political party - are backing him. But he could not save himself from being arrested by the Goa police.

A sessions court in Goa on Saturday rejected Tehelka founder-editor Tarun Tejpal’s anticipatory bail petition in connection with the sexual assault case against him. He was taken into custody by Goa police shortly after the verdict..

Friday, November 22, 2013

Where shall we hide our face?

Monday, November 18, 2013

Arundhati Roy on the battle betwen Modi and Rahul

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Boualem Sansal interview

..the selling of weapons to dictators and the supporting of Islamists has to stop – as Germany has done and is still doing. I also criticise Muslim intellectuals. What are they doing in Europe? They sit in Paris and complain about the Algerian government not being democratic. They should be saying this in Algeria! Democrats need to fight for democracy in Muslim countries. And Muslims must fight for Islam. They must take it back from the Islamists. It is they who must fight Islamism because it is destroying their religion

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Art is a kind of resistance: Mia Couto

"After 16 years of war, it became clear to me that art (and particularly poetry and literature) was a kind of resistance. The first intention of war is to dehumanize. And artistic language can be, in those circumstances, a clear way of rebuilding humanity."



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