Amrita Dutta

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Bengaluru: Another case against ‘fake news’ website owner Mahesh Vikram Hegde, BJP leader his lawyer
Mon, Apr 09, 2018

Arrested on March 29 for a “fake news” post that claimed that a Jain monk had been attacked by a Muslim youth, Hegde is now facing four cases.

The good in the bad
Sat, Apr 07, 2018

For the jaded crime fiction reader, Murder in Seven Acts: Lalli Mysteries is a collection that is intimate and human.

The Hero Won’t Save You
Sun, Apr 01, 2018

Halahala is hurtling towards the end, with humans having become slaves of AI and their greed. If this is dystopia, says graphic novelist Appupen, are you in it?

In fact: For Kannadigas, a breathing, living presence
Fri, Mar 30, 2018

Elections are a prosaic business. Why then are Amit Shah and Siddaramaiah quoting Karnataka’s rashtra kavi Kuvempu at each other in the run-up to the Assembly elections? Where does Karnataka’s beloved poet, novelist, playwright and intellectual stand in its culture and politics?

Lingayat scholar SM Jaamdar: ‘Don’t tell us we are Hindus; we are not anti-Hindu, we are different’
Wed, Mar 28, 2018

Lingayat scholar SM Jaamdar tells why the community has been demanding minority status and what is the relation of Lingayats and Veerashaivas with Hinduism?

KS Bhagwan interview: ‘If one follows Constitution, one can enrage some sections’
Wed, Mar 14, 2018

Mysuru-based writer and rationalist, who police say was the target of a murder plot, discusses the threat, religion and scientific temper.

Priya Prakash Varrier: World Famous in Thrissur
Sun, Mar 11, 2018

The life of social media’s newest heartthrob, Priya Prakash Varrier, and how she moved a nation to breathless, punch-drunk love in the wink of an eye.

S Manikandan: Officer and wildlife enthusiast who clicked elephants, killed by one
Thu, Mar 08, 2018

Manikandan, conservator of forests and field director of Nagarhole Tiger Reserve, was attacked and gored by a tusker, which had been hiding near a waterhole, behind a wall of lantana weeds.

‘I never knew that one could live a life as an artist’
Fri, Mar 02, 2018

Balan Nambiar on his six-decade journey as an artist, and the shrine that inspires his sculptures

‘I wanted to put everything in a social and political context’
Sun, Feb 11, 2018

Writer Sujatha Gidla on what drives her, her case against reservation and why she is not confident about Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani’s electoral prospects.

On a wing and a prayer: Tamil Dalit writer Bama on 25 years of Karukku
Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Tamil Dalit writer Bama on 25 years of Karukku, writing in the language of her people and being a mentor-teacher to first-generation Dalit students.

What lies behind the dissent of Prakash Raj?
Sun, Jan 14, 2018

Prakash Raj has spoken out on a range of issues, from the campaign against Padmavati to the gag on S Durga at IFFI, from demonetisation to Hindutva politics in Karnataka and the pageant of hate from Rajasamund, Rajasthan.

‘If Hindu boys do injustice to Hindu girl, where will I go?’
Fri, Jan 12, 2018

This is what Karnataka girl wrote in suicide note, after being taunted for WhatsApp message saying she liked Muslims; BJYM activist, BJP member arrested

Anuk Arudpragasam on civil war in Sri Lanka and the possibility of reconciliation
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

Anuk Arudpragasam, winner of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and more recently, the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize, talks about civil war in Sri Lanka and the possibility of reconciliation

Who’s hiding behind Padmavati?
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

The violent assertion of Hindu masculinity is masked as concern for a woman

One son in Chennai, his siblings in Bengaluru, slain Taj staffer’s family rebuilds slowly
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

Rehmatullah Ali had emerged from the kitchen at the Taj when one of the gunmen fired and killed him. His children have now rearranged themselves around their mother.

In future, we’ll work with our hearts. A machine can never have that: Writer Thomas L Friedman
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Thomas L Friedman on the future worker and why it is too early to write globalisation’s epitaph.

The man who saw the future: Yashwant Chittal and his place in modern Indian literature
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

Who was Yashwant Chittal? What is his place in modern Indian literature? As an English translation of his cult novel, Shikari, releases this month, a look at the life and times of the Kannada writer, who saw the “nightmare” of the city long before his contemporaries did.

200 people in Meghalaya seek to ‘opt out’ of Aadhaar
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

The committee includes representatives of the powerful Khasi Students’ Union (KSU), civil society collective Thma U Rangli-Juki (TUR), as well as other individuals and organisations.

‘We shouldn’t say Swati killed her child… hers was cry of desperation’
Wed, Oct 25, 2017

On August 27, a 7-year-old’s mother allegedly threw the child twice off the building in Bengaluru where they lived. Retracing what led to that day.