Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicSalman Rushdie

Topic: Salman Rushdie

Modi is the unreliable narrator of India. But there’s a little help from Salman Rushdie

A politician’s career is all about the narrative arc. But Modi’s 20 years of public service – from Gujarat CM to becoming the PM – doesn’t show one.

Salman Rushdie on Substack is either killing the novel or taking it back to its birth

It is not surprising that authors such as Patti Smith and Scott Snyder and a host of comic book authors from Marvel and DC have also entered Substack.

Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo tie for 2019 Booker Prize as judges ‘flout’ rules

Salman Rushdie, Chigozie Obioma and Lucy Ellmann were among the authors in the Booker Prize shortlist who lost out to Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo.

Peter Handke critics outraged by Nobel committee’s decision to award ‘genocide denier’

Austrian novelist Peter Handke, who awarded this year's literature Nobel, has been controversial for his support of Serbian war criminal Slobodan Milošević.

One Hamlet or many? Rushdie, Dalrymple rake up debate on Shakespeare drafts

Author Salman Rushdie called out William Dalrymple's purported claim that Shakespeare had a "second draft" of Hamlet.

No more fatwas: Religious scriptures belong in museums, not in our everyday lives

I am not saying, like liberals, that fatwas are un-Islamic. The truth is fatwas issued so far have all been based on Islam.

Political correctness has morphed into an undemocratic censor in India

The mob as censor is a convenient clamp-down weapon for democratic governments

On Camera


Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.