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Arundhati Roy on resistance, democracy and India

Indian author Arundhati Roy interviewed on the Riz Khan program discussing politics in contemporary India, from the Maoists to Kashmir. Part One (12.07)

3 November, 2009 · 2 Comments

Armsdog Millionaire: israeli weapons-pimp bollywood style

“Time was when weapons were manufactured in order to fight wars”, Arundhati Roy noted in her 2004 Sydney Peace Prize acceptance address. “Now wars are manufactured in order to sell … Continue reading

10 March, 2009 · 3 Comments

Arundhati Roy on Slumdog Millionaire II

Following her initial impressions, Arundhati Roy has extended her review of the recent Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire: The night before the Oscars, in India, we were re-enacting the last few … Continue reading

2 March, 2009 · 17 Comments

Picks of 2007: William Dalrymple on East and West

Though choosing and upholding a single piece from all of last year would be too difficult from such a fertile field of good writing, I recently revisited this short article … Continue reading

18 January, 2008 · 6 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"