Arundhati Roy

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ART & CULTURE

 |  Rough Cut  |  4-minute read
Arundhati Roy, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

If Arundhati Roy didn’t exist, we’d have to invent her

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is like a punch to your gut, and if it leaves you winded be grateful.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Writers, Meena Kandasamy, Arundhati Roy, Books

On style: Prose of Arundhati Roy, Meena Kandasamy and others

Spare styles can involve the reader a great deal more than having everything spelt out.

ART & CULTURE

 |  6-minute read
Review, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Arundhati Roy

What the reviews of Arundhati Roy's new book say about reviewers

Media critiques of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness are unfortunately pretentious, self-involved think pieces.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Angiography  |  6-minute read
Review, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is a literary castration of the hypermasculine nation

In its dogged refusal to become a thing of beauty, it celebrates the androgynously loving, hideous leftovers of 21st century Indianness.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Arundhati Roy, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Why Arundhati Roy's new book failed to impress me

With The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, the goddess of political fiction returns with a whimper.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Arundhati Roy, Indian Army, Farooq Dar, Kashmir crisis

Kashmir human shield: Major Gogoi’s actions were clearly criminal

It is a Nazi practice widely used in WW-II during the massacres in Poland and Belgium.

VARIETY

 |   Long-form

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |   Long-form

HUMOUR

 |  The Cynic  |  4-minute read
Human Shield, Mob violence, Twitter, Arundhati Roy

Leaked memo: Army upset Paresh Rawal mistook Arundhati Roy for human shield

Whose alleged idea was it to get the celebrated author in the limelight?

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
BJP, Army, Paresh Rawal, Arundhati Roy

Paresh Rawal's tweet about Arundhati Roy is a slap in the face of human rights

Do we ever give rioters, black marketeers the same treatment? No, they generally get to ride the jeep with a VIP beacon.