Tuesday, Oct 04, 2022

Award Wapsi


Against ‘award wapsi’: What Marathi Dalit writer Sharankumar Limbale’s acceptance of a prestigious literary prize says

July 01, 2021 7:49 am

Vinay Sahasrabuddhe writes: He has shown remarkable courage in taking a ‘politically incorrect’ position, given the prevailing mentality of a powerful section of so-called liberals.

Social activist Shabnam Hashmi returns National Minority Rights Award over 'lynchings'

June 27, 2017 7:55 pm

It comes nearly two years after an episode where a number of authors, filmamkers and scientists had returned national awards in the wake of the lynching of Mohammed Akhlaq in Uttar Pradesh's Dadri over rumours of beef consumption.

Award wapsi: Delhi HC seeks details of stand taken by writers who returned awards

May 10, 2016 4:07 am

The bench raised the issue of implementation of the policy sought by the petitioners. “Even if we make guidelines and someone returns the awards, what can be done?” asked the bench.

Award-wapsi has become fashion, says Chetan Bhagat

January 18, 2016 8:19 pm

Bhagat was speaking at the All India Marathi literary convention on Monday.

Top US official hails ‘award wapsi’ drive

January 14, 2016 2:09 am

Sewall was speaking at the Vivekananda International Foundation, where she was invited to deliver a speech on “Countering Violent Extremism”.

2015: Apolitical film industry takes a political stand

December 30, 2015 9:10 am

Until now, film professionals have expressed their political stand only through their work, remaining largely diplomatic in public. This changed in 2015, when the mainstream spoke up against clampdown on freedom and rising intolerance in the country

2015: The year the writer stood up

December 26, 2015 7:41 am

In a year when institutions appeared to be under siege, it was the individual who told truth to power

View From The Right: Divisive Elite

November 04, 2015 12:00 am

An editorial in the Organiser slams scientists who recently returned their awards. “The next round of award returning spree has begun.


Writer Ashok Vajpeyi to return D.Litt on Dalit suicide

January 20, 2016 8:11 am

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): The 'Award Wapsi' trend returned with writer Ashok Vajpeyi deciding to return his D. Litt honour conferred on him by the Hyderabad University as a mark of protest against the university's attitude towards the Dalit scholar's suicide. Vajpeyi added that under present circumstances, he doesn’t think he can associate with the Hyderabad University. Earlier, he had returned the Sahitya Akademi Award to protest the murder of renowned writer M.M. Kalburgi.