Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicVikram seth

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Acclaimed author Vikram Seth slams Amazon, says he was ‘scammed and stonewalled’

The writer of 'A Suitable Boy' lashed out at the e-commerce giant after he received only one out of the ten packages he ordered despite paying the full amount.

Bata, the foreign shoe brand that became a friend for generations of Indian school students

Bata faced stiff competition from local brands such as Gola Shoes, Liberty, Paragon and Khadim during the 1980s. But the brand survived due to its utility, durability and pricing.

A Suitable Boy is my response to India’s disappearing pluralism, Mira Nair says

BBC's six-part adaptation of Vikram Seth's novel 'A Suitable Boy', directed by Mira Nair, has been released on Netflix.

‘Gorgeous drama but flat dialogue’ — Mira Nair’s ‘A Suitable Boy’ opens to mixed reactions

The first episode of BBC’s first period drama starring only people of colour aired Sunday. An adaptation of Vikram Seth's novel, the show will come to India later in this year on Netflix.

I only wish homosexuals across India would be able to come out: Vikram Seth

Author hails SC judgment on the right to privacy, especially the part that says sexual orientation is an essential attribute of privacy.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.