Tag: arundhati roy (last 300)

Duck, duck, goose

(Charlierose ‘97 vid) Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy and... Barbara Crossette on India’s 50th.

I bet he says that to all the girls

(Kalambir) Arundhati Roy rented a barsati near the dargah at Nizamuddin and hired a bicycle. One day Pradeep Krishen saw her cycling down a street and offered her a small role of tribal girl. She married him.

Kashmiri Cinderella

(HT Feb) Slipper thrown at Arundhati Roy in protest of her Kashmir stance auctioned for Rs. 1 lakh.

Roy on feminism

(Teeth Vid) Arundhati Roy spoke on women’s rights at the Karachi Press Club last Friday.
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Arundhati in Karachi

Arundhati Roy: A Taliban boy asked me why women can’t be banned like plastic bags. The plastic bag was made in a factory, but so was the boy. Vid: [via]
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Arundhati Roy on Slumdog

(Dawn) The debate around the film has been framed in absurd terms. On the one hand we have the old ‘patriots’ parroting the line that ‘it doesn’t show India in a Proper Light’.

Booker judge called GoST ‘execrable’

(Hindu) Carmen Callil, who chaired the committee that decided the Booker Prize for the year preceding Roy’s win, had gone on record to say The God of Small Things was an ‘execrable’� book.

Satyam points to deep corruption

(NYT) Land development and real estate are probably the most corrupt and lucrative Indian sectors. Clearances to develop often require bribes of 9-10x what the land is worth... Arundhati Roy: why would IT be any cleaner?
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Rushdie raked Roy at Asia Society

(Rediff) Rushdie on Roy’s 11/26 essay: ‘It is disgusting to read her comments’ about how this was a rich person’s crisis. What about the employees of the Taj who died, and all the victims in VT?

Arundhati Roy essay on Mumbai

(Guardian) India has to ‘look at the monster in the mirror’ to contain terrorism. Taj Hotel was also a symbol of the injustice of India, apparently.

Thinking the unthinkable

(WaPo) Some Indians are criticizing the heavy-handed security clampdown vs. peaceful protests in Kashmir. Arundhati Roy: ‘India needs freedom from Kashmir as much as Kashmir needs freedom from India.’
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