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Arundhati Roy

'Political Paralysis' From The Impossible Will Take a Little While

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Paul Loeb

We don't have to be perfect saints or know every answer to every question to begin working for a more just world. We can be wounded or hesitant ourselves, sometimes profoundly so.

Global Warming: The Inevitability Trap

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.06.2014 | Green
Paul Loeb

Is the biggest hurdle on climate change outright denial? Or is it the sense that of being overwhelmed and too late, that there's nothing we can do?

Best Commencement Speech Ever for Environmental Hope?

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.06.2014 | College
Paul Loeb

Paul Hawken has long been one of my heroes. He was the press coordinator for Martin Luther King's historic Selma-to-Montgomery march. He turned a smal...

Best Environmental Commencement Speech Ever?

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Paul Loeb

Paul Hawken has long been one of my heroes. He was the press coordinator for Martin Luther King's historic Selma-to-Montgomery march. He turned a smal...

Arundhati Roy, India's Conscience?

Sunil Sharan | Posted 08.03.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

Where art thou, Arundhati Roy? The silence of India's only winner of the Booker Prize is deafening after the country's Maoists, whom she strongly supports, massacred a number of senior politicians recently.

At the North Pole, A New World

James Turner | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
James Turner

Hashtags won't fix this. At some point we need to take action, to stand up and be counted against the brute force of the oil companies, lobbyists and politicians who willingly pollute our climate system.

To Stop Corruption, Fight the Power, Not the People

Michelle Chen | Posted 10.29.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

Absolute power corrupts absolutely, and in a world where the gap between the powerful and powerless grows wider each day, corruption in political and economic institutions spreads much faster than shame.

10 Books You Really Should Have Read In High School: An Alternate List

flavorwire.com | Posted 10.08.2011 | Books

This week, we came across this list of ‘books you really should have read in high school’ over at MSNBC’s Today Books. While their picks are def...

Indian Author Arundhati Roy In Trouble Over Kashmir Remarks

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW DELHI — Indian police were investigating Tuesday whether a Booker Prize-winning author and a hard-line Kashmiri separatist leader can be tri...

Life Sentence for Indian Activist Shocks Nation

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Betwa Sharma

The life sentence handed to Indian activist, Binayak Sen, for committing treason has been condemned by the Indian public as well as intellectuals like Noam Chomsky and Amartya Sen.

U.S. silence on Kashmir emboldens India's nationalists, empowers Taliban

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

As ghastly as it was for an Indian diplomat to lexically collate the words Tibet and Kashmir within the same sentence, even more surprising was the di...

India Drops Charges Sedition Against Award Winning Author Arundhati Roy

news.smh.com.au | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

India has decided against prosecuting award-winning author and activist Arundhati Roy for sedition after she spoke out about the disputed region of Ka...

Prize-Winning Author Could Face Jail For Political Comments

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Author Arundhati Roy, after making public statements that Kashmir was not a vital part of India, is being investigated by the Indian government and co...

Let's Save the Real Avatar

Bianca Jagger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bianca Jagger

I am surprised that share-tipsters continue to recommend Vedanta as a desirable investment. Regrettably, many shareholders, content to read about the share price, remain silent about Vedanta's detrimental impact on local communities.

Are Indian Books Romanticizing Maoist Rebels?

The Washington Post | Shilpa Jamkhandikar and Rina Chandran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

They have been called India's biggest enemy, but Maoist rebels are also the unlikely subjects of a recent rash of movies and books that some say are r...

'God Of Small Things' Author Arundhati Roy

smh.com.au | Dean Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A Booker Prize-winning author is facing a police investigation over her links with Maoist insurgents behind the massacre of more than 70 soldiers....

Arundhati Roy's Version of Disaster in "This Year of India"

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Lydon

Arundhati Roy is giving us "the other side of the story" in this "Year of India" at Brown University and elsewhere. Media consumers in the US don't g...

Apologies to Pearl S. Buck

Celeste Ng | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Celeste Ng

Last weekend was Chinese New Year, a time when many people are introduced to bits of Chinese culture. So I have to make this confession: I hate The Good Earth.

Take This Mine And Shove It: India Fights Coal, As Tribe Fights Mountaintop Removal

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

With the blessing of the Indian Supreme Court, Vedanta plans to launch its own version of Appalachia-style mountaintop removal on the Niyamgiri mountain, which the Dongria Kondh tribe worships as a god.

Interview with Arundhati Roy: 'We Need a Feral Howl'

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Christina Patterson

Roy is one of the only writers to have hit international stardom with fiction that won plaudits for its winsome playfulness and to have eschewed it, for more than a decade, for deadly serious polemic.