Why I am returning my award – Arundhati Roy

Although I do not believe that awards are a measure of the work we do, I would like to add the National Award for Best Screenplay that I won in 1989 to the growing pile of returned awards. Also, I want to make it clear that I am not returning this award because I am “shocked” by what is being called the “growing intolerance” being fostered by … Continue reading Why I am returning my award – Arundhati Roy

Kannada writer M.M. Kalburgi shot dead

Two unidentified persons arrived in a motorcycle at his residence in Dharwad and shot him. Senior Kannada writer and former vice-chancellor of Kannada University M. M. Kalburgi was shot dead in Dharwad on Sunday morning. According to sources, two unidentified persons came in a motorcycle to his residence in Kalyan Nagar. While one person stood outside, the other went to Kalburgi’s house, knocked on the … Continue reading Kannada writer M.M. Kalburgi shot dead