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All you need to know about the Man Booker Prize

This is the first year that the award has been thrown open to writers of all nationalities writing in English and published in the UK.


Richard Gere, Padma Lakshmi split

Superstar Richard Gere has parted ways with model Padma Lakshmi after dating her for six months.


Novelist Salman Rushdie wins PEN/Pinter prize

The Indian-born British author has got the award in recognition of his support for freedom of speech and generous help to other writers.


Modi-run govt will be a bullying one: Rushdie

During his address, Rushdie described Modi as a “highly divisive figure”, a “hardliner’s hardliner.”


The Last Stand

Two American filmmakers make a documentary about artistes in Kathputli Colony, which hints at a battle between the past and the future

2013: Ideas Expressed

Top political leaders on the eve of key Assembly polls,retired judges known for their landmark verdicts,foreign ambassadors,a Nobel laureate,a celebrated author,businessmen as well as successful sports and film personalities were just some of the guests at this year’s Idea Exchange. Some of the most memorable quotes from the year that was

Deep(a) thoughts

She shuns labels,finds controversies boring and dodges the ‘adaptation police’. Veteran filmmaker Deepa Mehta opens up,just a little bit

On a literary trail,three-day literature fest in Chandigarh from November 8-10

The three-day fest will include panel discussions touching upon literature,politics and society.

Booker Prize to admit American authors

Founded in 1969,the Booker has previously been open only to writers from Britain,Ireland and the 54-nation Commonwealth of former British colonies.

English By any other Name

Martin Amis,Ian McEwan and Salman Rushdie come together to celebrate their ‘domination’ and ‘distortion’ of British fiction


Why We Read What We Do

Granta’s list of the best 20 young British writers has some fine answers,in these ‘unreaderly times’


Salman Rushdie relives magic of ‘Midnight’s Children’

Rushdie is now promoting the film adaptation of his breakthrough novel.


Salman Rushdie remembers Margaret Thatcher’s ‘great life’

Thatcher had a great life,and offered protection for me when I needed it,says Salman Rushdie.


Midnight’s Children to kick off Indian film festival

The annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) will kick off in the Big Apple on April 1.

Qaeda magazine talks of ‘Hindu aggression’

The latest issue of terror outfit al-Qaeda’s online English magazine Inspire released last week talks about Hindu aggression in Gujarat and Kashmir