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VS Naipaul

Ram temple sentiment is hate, not devotion

Today the political parties and the mass media can say things, reckless things, which they perhaps hesitated from saying before 1992.

25 Nov 2018 12:07 AM

Sir Vidia and his A team

Vidia regarded the whole doctrine of the equality of human beings in intellect, character and culture as foolishness.

25 Aug 2018 12:10 AM

Remembering two famous men who left us

Naipaul was disliked by almost everyone in India who had read his book (not many have) or were familiar with what he said because of media reports.

19 Aug 2018 1:15 AM

‘Burqa jokes’ become a pawn in the great game of ‘Politopoly’

What could be characterised, absorbed and dismissed as prankish provocation of an idiosyncratic satirist, was not in Johnson’s case.

18 Aug 2018 4:18 AM

‘Nobel’ Naipaul: The enigma of departure

The iconic writer’s career was also marked with controversies and skirmishes with his counterparts.

17 Aug 2018 12:22 AM


Without his racism and controversial worldviews, there is no Naipaul art

That dark ink which flowed in his veins sprung from the sad, inescapable whiteness of the universe, the sad, sad fixities of human nature.

15 Aug 2018 2:36 AM

Dread and relief over Naipaul’s biography

Naipaul’s ardour for innovation became apparent when he wrote that “things are happening” in India.

14 Aug 2018 12:15 AM

Ram Nath Kovind, PM Modi laud Sir Vidia

Naipaul, known for his critical commentary on colonialism, idealism, religion and politics, died at the age of 85, his family said early on Sunday.

13 Aug 2018 6:20 AM

VS Naipaul, a literary titan, passes away

Hailed as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, Naipaul evoked immense admiration, and criticism.

13 Aug 2018 6:10 AM

Why VS Naipaul never wrote his autobiography

The Nobel Prize and the Booker winner’s oeuvre included over 30 works including the famous A House for Mr Biswas (published in 1961).

13 Aug 2018 6:04 AM


VS Naipaul dies at 85, world mourns literature giant

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled his demise and said it was a major loss for the world of literature.

13 Aug 2018 4:14 AM

Farewell Sir Vidia! Always politically incorrect

VS Naipaul first book on India was, as he said to me, the product of disillusion.

13 Aug 2018 12:35 AM