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Jeffrey Archer, Arundhati Roy And Wendy Doniger To Grace The Kerala Literature Festival In 2022

Dec 02, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

To be held at the beaches of Kozhikode, the four-day literary extravaganza, Kerala Literature Festival 2022 will have eminent personalities like Jeffry Archer, Arundhati Roy, Chris Kraus, and Wendy Doniger as its attendees.

Azadi – Freedom, Fascism or Fiction?

Jul 09, 2021 Shaileshwar Yadav

Arundhati Roy’s new book is an iteration of already present facts.


Mira Nair, Chomsky Among Over 200 Signatories Demanding Umar Khalid's Release

Umar Khalid has been arrested under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in a case related to the communal violence in northeast Delhi in February this year.

‘Dangerous’ Jurisdiction When Judges Act In Their Own Cause: Prashant Bhushan

Sep 05, 2020 Syed Saad Ahmed

Prashant Bhushan said that scandalising the court or lowering the authority of the court is the problematic part of the contempt case as that is directly in conflict with freedom of speech.


'Solidarity': Hollywood Actor John Cusack Comes Out In Support Of Jamia Millia Students

Cusack also shared photographs of California citizens protesting against the amended Citizenship Act.

22 June, 2019

Arundhati Roy's 'My Seditious Heart' To Hit Stands Soon Across India

Outlook Web Bureau

"My Seditious Heart" collects Arundhati Roy's entire work spanning over two decades since the author first decided to devote herself to the political essay as a way of "opening up space for justice, rights and freedoms in an increasingly hostile environment."


23 April, 2019

Prashant Bhushan, Arundhati Roy Seek Independent Inquiry Into Allegations Against CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Outlook Web Bureau

Last week, a junior court assistant had sent written complaints to 22 judges, alleging she was sexually harassed by Chief Justice Gogoi in October 2018.


31 August, 2018

#Me Too Urban Naxal: Full Text Of Arundhati Roy's Open Statement

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The vulnerable are being cordoned off and silenced. The vociferous are being incarcerated.


11 March, 2018

Delhi Police Puzzled After Details Of Accused Who Threatened Sagarika Ghose, Arundhati Roy, Shehla Rashid, Others Found To Be Fake

Outlook Web Bureau

The contact details given by the accused while making his account on Facebook were fake, the police said.


24 September, 2017

All Governments 'Opportunists', Says Arundhati Roy After Pakistan Uses Her Statement To Slam India At UNGA

Outlook Web Bureau

When contacted, Roy was even-handed in her response -- neither keen to be used in this manner for strategic ends, nor willing to step back from her considered stance.


24 September, 2017

Watch: Pakistan Quotes Arundhati Roy To Lash Out At India, Invokes Writer To Speak Against Sushma Swaraj's UN Speech

Outlook Web Bureau

Pakistan’s Permanent Representative Maleeha Lodhi on Saturday quoted Roy's statement that the "whole population of Dalits, Adivasis, Muslims, and Christians are being forced to live in terror"


13 September, 2017

Arundhati Roy's Ministry Of Utmost Happiness Misses Out On Man Booker Shortlist

Outlook Web Bureau

Roy, who won the literary award worth 50,000 pounds for her debut book 'The God of Small Things' in 1997, had featured on the long-list for her latest novel 'The Ministry of Utmost Happiness'.


29 July, 2017

Books That Made Their Way To The Booker Longlist And Books That Didn't

Satish Padmanabhan

As in the books of other great PoMo writers like Nabokov, Muriel Spark, Martin Amis or David Foster Wallace, Auster’s novels are odd, inscrutable and elusive—most of them have a writer as the main character, almost always with a block.


27 July, 2017

Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness Enters Longlist For Booker Prize

Outlook Web Bureau

The list was chosen from 144 submissions published in the UK between 1 October 2016 and 30 September 2017.


05 June, 2017

‘It’s All Fake...Rubbish!’ Arundhati Roy Disowns Her References To E.M.S In 'God Of Small Things'

Outlook Web Bureau

In the novel, Roy makes E.M.S appear as a landlord in Kottayam whose ancestral home had been converted into a modern hotel.



24 May, 2017

Arundhati RAI? How Fake News And A Bot-Account Incited Paresh Rawal And Nationalist Brigade

Siddhartha Mishra

The ‘news’ of Roy’s statement to a Pakistan-based newspaper was big, if true.


24 May, 2017

Twitter Forces Rawal To Delete Tweet On Roy, Suspends Account Of Abhijeet Who Sung Abuses

Outlook Web Bureau

In his tweet, actor-politician Rawal had said: “Instead of tying stone-pelter on the army jeep tie Arundhati Roy”. The post was a reference to a video from Kashmir where the army had used a civilian as a human shield.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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