Salman Rushdie: News

14 Jan 2023


4 times when celebrities' litfest sessions were canceled in India

Filmmaker Onir Dhar's session on LGBTQ issues at the Bhopal Lit Fest was canceled recently.

30 Dec 2022


Goodreads' 5 most anticipated fantasy books of 2023 

If you're someone who lives in a fantasy world, this one's for you!

18 Aug 2022


'He attacked Islam': Salman Rushdie's attacker 'surprised' author is alive

The New Jersey man accused of attacking renowned author Salman Rushdie last week is reportedly "surprised" that he is alive.

14 Aug 2022


After Salman Rushdie attack, author JK Rowling receives death threat

Harry Potter creator JK Rowling received a public death threat on her official Twitter handle from an Iran-backed extremist on Saturday.

14 Aug 2022


Salman Rushdie taken off ventilator, talking; accused pleads not guilty

Salman Rushdie is no longer on a ventilator and is able to speak, as per his book agent Andrew Wylie, a day after he was stabbed at a New York event.

13 Aug 2022

Emmanuel Macron

Salman Rushdie on ventilator, may lose an eye, liver damaged

Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie has been put on a ventilator in a critical condition after he was stabbed at an event in the New York state.

12 Aug 2022


Author Salman Rushdie stabbed in New York, airlifted to hospital

Popular yet controversial author Salman Rushdie was attacked at an event in New York on Friday.

16 Jun 2022


5 must-read Salman Rushdie novels

Salman Rushdie is a British American author who has written several essays, short stories, and novels.

15 Nov 2019


Aatish Taseer's citizenship row: 260 personalities write to PM Modi

Journalist Aatish Taseer had to lose his Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) status and it created quite an uproar.

28 Nov 2018


Netflix's 'Midnight's Children' series picks Vishal Bhardwaj as showrunner

Netflix is quickly building a strong reputation in international markets.

12 Aug 2018


Nobel Prize-winning author VS Naipaul dies at 85

Reputed author Sir VS Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature, has died "peacefully" in London, his family has confirmed. He was 85.

27 Jan 2018


Padmaavat-row: Censor board's Prasoon Joshi won't attend Jaipur Literature Festival

The self-proclaimed protectors of Hindu culture and tradition have done it again. Their latest victim is Censor Board chief, Prasoon Joshi. He won't be attending the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) after Rajput organization Karni Sena threatened to create a ruckus.

18 Jan 2018

Shashi Tharoor

'PadMan' to be screened at the Oxford Union

If you thought 'PadMan' would face loses due to its clash with the most controversial movie of the year, 'Padmaavat', wait till you read about its recent feat.

31 Jul 2017


Fatwa against JD(U) minister for 'Jai Shri Ram' slogan

A top Muslim cleric issued a fatwa against a JD(U) minister for raising slogans of 'Jai Shri Ram'.

11 May 2017


Assassinations to the Azaan row: Understanding fatwas

Fatwas have been at the centre of eye-catching news stories in recent times, especially in the wake of the Sonu Nigam Azaan controversy. They make for interesting reading material both due to reflection of radicalism in some and the sheer absurdity in certain others.

10 Dec 2016


Celebrating Human Rights Day in India

Today, Human Rights Day is being celebrated across the world.

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".