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LIFE

 |  6-minute read
Taslima Nasreen, Satanic verses, Free Speech, Salman Rushdie

Midnight's Most Confused Child: What Salman Rushdie's tweet on Kashmir tells us about him

Salman Rushdie feels India is committing an atrocity in Kashmir. Ironically, Rushdie would be killed on sight in Kashmir, which India is trying to protect from the onslaught of global jihadism.

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
Taslima Nasreen, Salman Rushdie, Secularism, India

Indian Muslims are unnecessarily feeling marginalised

It's time to shun godmen, superstition and, of course, communal frenzy.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Salman Rushdie, Nicolas Sarkozy, Shah Rukh Khan, Conclave 17

Why beautiful bright women fall for influential toads

I wonder if it’s the same for powerful women — do they scare or attract?

ART & CULTURE

 |  Angiography  |  8-minute read
Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy, Literature

Can Rushdie and Roy save the novel in the age of Trump and Modi?

The two have a stake in renewing the fountains of both language and history, while once again reminding us that borders are meant to be crossed.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Books, Wendy Doniger, Salman Rushdie, Freedom of Expression

How a 'coward' literary society is killing 'good' Indian writing

You cannot play it safe and expect good writing to come out of a place.

ART & CULTURE

 |  She Says  |  5-minute read
Salman Rushdie, P Chidambaram, Wendy Doniger, Book Ban

Why not reading a book is a better form of protest than banning it

Freethinking invites critical evaluation.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Rough Cut  |  3-minute read
Two Years Eight Months Twenty Eight Nights, Salman Rushdie

Five reasons to read Salman Rushdie's new book

The most famous prisoner of our collective conscience has never much cared for convention.

Salman Rushdie, Salman Khan

Tweet of the day: When Salman Rushdie got confused with Salman Khan on Twitter

The award-winning author thought it is best to clarify.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Vinod Tawde, Salman Rushdie, Bhalchandra Nemade, Maharashtra

Rushdie-Nemade spat: Will Vinod Tawde walk the fine line?

The Mumbai politician is struggling to do the balancing act between being the so-called custodian and promoter of Maharashtra's culture.

POLITICS

 |  Below The Belt  |  7-minute read
Tehelka, Salman Rushdie, Times of India Literary Carnival, Tarun Tejpal

Extraneous Noise: Tyranny of crony circles and lit fests

If literature festivals are about celebrating writers, then they invariably are also about celebrating freedoms.