Arundhati Roy: News

Suzanna Arundhati Roy is a Booker Prize-winning author, actress, screenplay writer, and social activist. She is known for her award-winning fiction work and non-fiction writings criticizing capitalism, state-sponsored wars, the United States and its allies, and the Indian state. Roy studied architecture at Delhi’s School of Planning and Architecture. Before venturing into book-writing, she acted and wrote screenplays for several films and television dramas, winning the National Award for Best Screenplay for 'In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones' in 1989. Roy published her first book 'The God of Small Things', a semi-autobiographical fictional novel, in 1997. It became an instant international hit both critically and commercially, and she won the 1997 Booker Prize for the book. She has published many books since, including The Ministry of Utmost Happiness in 2017. While praised by some for her courageous and pointed writings, Roy is criticized by others for her deliberately provocative and allegedly seditious statements directed against India: advocating Kashmir’s independence, defending Naxal-Maoist insurgents, and blaming India for the 2001 Parliament and 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Roy is also one of the most vocal critics of the Narendra Modi-led Indian Government.

08 Nov 2018


Amazon's audiobooks service, Audible launched in India for Rs. 199/month

Amazon has finally launched its much-awaited audiobooks service in India.

17 Sep 2017


World Bank refused, temples gave money for Sardar Sarovar Dam

Dedicating the 2nd biggest dam in the world to the people of India, Modi said that the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada faced many hurdles.

08 Sep 2017


Man threatens five eminent women calling them "anti-national"; case filed

After noted Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead, a Facebook user openly threatened to eliminate five prominent women, terming them "anti-national".

30 May 2017


Abhijeet's new Twitter account suspended a day after his comeback

A day after Abhijeet Bhattacharya made a new account after his original was suspended, Twitter has blocked it again.

28 May 2017


Democracy is upheld by its people, not Twitter rants

A person walks up to the stage and says, "For the next five minutes I am going to make a joke that is non-political, non-offensive, constructive, has no expletives and will have nothing that creates controversy," after five minutes of pin drop silence, he looks at the audience and says, "I hope you liked the joke."

24 May 2017


Sonu Nigam quits Twitter over 'one-sided sham'

Complaining about media, trolling and "so much venom" on Twitter, Sonu Nigam signed off from the social networking site on May 24.

24 May 2017


Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya's Twitter account suspended for offensive tweets

Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya's Twitter account was suspended by the micro-blogging website after he wrote a string of offensive tweets against women.

Paul Beatty wins the 2016 Man Booker Prize

The 2016 Man Booker Prize was awarded to the American author Paul Beatty for his novel "The Sellout".