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Narendra Modi-run government would be a `bullying` one: Salman Rushdie

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 12:31

India-born author Salman Rushdie has expressed concern that under Narendra Modi, India will have "a fairly bullying government" and attacks on the freedom of expression could worsen if the BJP comes to power.

`UK prince refused to back Rushdie over Satanic Verses fatwa`

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 20:37

Prince Charles had turned his back on India-born Salman Rushdie after a fatwa was issued against him for his controversial novel `The Satanic Verses` because he thought the book was offensive to Muslims, a British author has claimed.

Modi poll win bodes ill for India`s future, say Rushdie and Kapoor

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 15:03

Artists and intellectuals based in the United Kingdom and the United States, including "Satanic Verses" author Salman Rushdie and sculptor and artist Anish Kapoor, have sent an open letter to The Guardian to express their `acute worry` over a Hindu nationalist like Narendra Modi winning this year`s general election in India.

Salman Rushdie to be awarded with 2014 Andersen literature award

Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2013, 20:03

Indian-origin British writer Salman Rushdie – who penned ‘Midnight’s Children’ - has been announced as the winner of the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Litteraturpris.

Rushdie ancestral house dispute: SC refuses to modify order

Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 20:51

Supreme Court has refused to modify its order on the ancestral house of renowned author Salman Rushdie and his family.

`Midnight`s Children` - A very collaborative affair, says Salman Rushdie

Last Updated: Sunday, April 21, 2013, 13:51

Celebrated writer Salman Rushdie is all over the film version of his acclaimed novel ‘Midnight`s Children’. He has himself done the screenplay and also serves as the film`s all-knowing narrator.

Rushdie remembers Thatcher`s `great life`

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 09, 2013, 15:49

Salman Rushdie is remembering Margaret Thatcher with the same complicated feelings he had for while she was alive.

Salman Rushdie in al Qaeda’s ‘most-wanted list`

Last Updated: Saturday, March 02, 2013, 10:18

Indian-origin British author Salman Rushdie has been named in the ‘most-wanted list of Islam critics to kill’ released by al Qaeda.

I was curled up in agony for 20 years, says Padma Lakshmi

Last Updated: Sunday, February 17, 2013, 20:55

Model-actress Padma Lakshmi says she used to suffer from crushing fatigue and mood swings before she was diagnosed with endometriosis.

When I finished writing ‘Narcopolis’ I could not do anything for a year: Jeet Thayil

Last Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 16:01

The genius of an author, Jeet Thayil, spoke about his winning work and more unknown facts revolving around it.

Bengal govt should come out clean on Rushdie issue: Yechury

Last Updated: Monday, February 04, 2013, 23:28

CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury asked West Bengal government to come clean on the Salman Rushdie issue.

Left should focus on issues of poorest of the poor: Amartya

Last Updated: Monday, February 04, 2013, 08:04

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen urged the Left parties to raise the issue of sanitation and other basic needs of the poorest of the poor.