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

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.

Personalities returning awards are 'rabid anti-BJP elements': FM Arun Jaitley

Stating that space of the Left has reduced, he claimed that those returning awards were in a way electioneering against the BJP in Bihar polls.


Zubin Mehta: Return of awards major movement

Zubin Mehta is visiting the national capital after a decade, this time along with the prestigious Australian World Orchestra.

Bollywood divided on award wapsi and 'intolerance’

For the first time, the otherwise-neutral film industry, stands divided. While one faction is returning their awards, the other is set to march against them tomorrow in the capital.

Suggest ways to fight intolerance: Rajnath to writers

"Returning awards is not the right thing, I request the writers and scientists to come and meet the prime minister and give their suggestions," Singh said.

On the Loose: Paper Tigers

The pen is mightier than an award.


There must be freedom for creative expression: Bangla cartoonist

Tokai will soon be coming in form of a book in India, Nepal and Bhutan.

In fact: When a Sahitya Akademi chief spoke up for a Soviet dissident

Jawaharlal Nehru conveyed to Nikita Khrushchev that scuttling Boris Pasternak’s Nobel Prize was an injustice that would hurt the USSR’s standing.

Terms of protest

A writer has two chief weapons against the state: To write, and to refuse or return awards from the establishment.