Profile of Arundhati Roy
The vulnerable are being cordoned off and silenced. The vociferous are being incarcerated.
What exactly does azadi mean to Kashmiris? Why can’t it be discussed? Since when have maps been sacrosanct?
Arundhati Roy, John Cusack, Daniel Ellsberg and the exiled whistle-blower
My phone rang at three in the morning. It was John Cusack asking me if I would go with him to Moscow to meet Edward Snowden...
Human beings seem unable to live without war, but they are also unable to live without love.
So afraid is the government of this paralysed wheelchair-bound academic that the Maharashtra police had to abduct him for arrest
He's gone now, and with him perhaps the era of the intractable, unpredictable, idiosyncratic editor.
Excerpts from the Booker Prize winning author's introduction
'Even though there was no fatwa, no ban, not even a court order, you have not only caved in, you have humiliated yourself abjectly before a fly-by-night outfit by signing settlement.'
'The rape of the values and the politics that Tehelka claims it stands for, and an affront to those who work there and who have supported it in the past. It is the hollowing out of the last vestiges of integrity, political as well as personal'
The celebrated author lends a preface and perspective to an updated book of essays on the Afzal Guru investigation and trial
An execution carried out to thundering war clouds
Rockefeller to Mandela, Vedanta to Anna Hazare.... How long can the cardinals of corporate gospel buy up our protests?
The Indian state can silence the living, not the voice of the silent
On the shining flanks of New India, its poverty is a tableau of reflections
'...as just a touchy-feely “moral” problem then everybody can happily rally to the cause — fascists, democrats, anarchists, god-squadders, day-trippers, the right, the left and even the deeply corrupt, who are usually the most enthusiastic demonstrat
Full transcript of the speech citing which charges of sedition, promoting enmity between classes, and more have been filed against Arundhati Roy and others
Reacting to the "court order directing the Delhi Police to file an FIR against me for waging war against the state"
What is the nature of the agreement between sections of the media and mobs and criminals in search of spectacle?
'...for speaking their minds. Pity the nation that needs to jail those who ask for justice, while communal killers, mass murderers, corporate scamsters, looters, rapists, and those who prey on the poorest of the poor, roam free'
The answer lies not in the excesses of capitalism or communism. It could well spring from our subaltern depths.
The peril of having your words rendered suspect and aired nationally
At no point have I called the Maoists 'Gandhians with Guns'... Honestly, I am almost embarrassed to have to write this letter.
'If there were indeed civilians in the bus, it is irresponsible of the government to expose them to harm in a war zone by allowing police and SPOs to use public transport'
Gandhians with a Gun? Arundhati Roy plunges into the sea of Gondi people to find some answers...