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RSS has a new global Hindutva mascot — Nobel laureate Sir VS Naipaul

Sir V.S. Naipaul, the Indian-origin Trinidadian-British author, was known for his hatred for Islam and his love for Hindutva.
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Boris Johnson to Priti Patel, Indians love a desi connect, but only if it’s the right kind

Indians love their diaspora – but the connect has to be unproblematic. Read, no Kamala Harris or Hasan Minhaj.
PM Narendra Modi

Media gets a mail from the PM, er, it’s an interview

Front Page It's raining interviews, albeit through email: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has never held a press conference during his tenure so far, and as for the interviews he has given to select TV channels and media houses, questions have rather resembled lollipops rather than hard balls. So the master orator decided he would try and mollify the media with a series of interviews over the weekend. Guess what, though, the PM responds to email now. Predictably, he has taken Twitter by storm. Not one of his back-to-back interviews with The Times of India, ANI, and Hindustan Times is a face-to-face encounter.  Modi spoke on a range of issues from the opposition alliance to unemployment to economic reforms among others. But was it really him? Some unknown hand, for all we know, wrote down what he thinks the PM thinks. Within hours, social media sites were flooded with pro-Modi and anti-Modi comments, challenging the...
V.S. Naipaul

V.S. Naipaul was like family. Even if you didn’t love him, he was part of your story

The Nobel Prize winner passed away Sunday at the age of 85.
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Legendary author V. S. Naipaul passes away, PM & political leaders condole demise

Naipaul was a recipient of the Man Booker Prize in 1971, a knighthood for services to literature in 1990, and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001.
Chetan Bhagat

Chetan Bhagat to V.S. Naipaul: Why do male authors fail to create real women characters?

It’s an incredible disservice to women to continue to reduce them to blank canvasses waiting for male protagonists to paint them over.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.