When a dear friend recommended The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, it took me one page to grow up.
As a reader, this classic novel will always remain in my heart as a symbol of courage, love, loss and above all, a symbol of enchantment.
As I have grown older, my mind is calmer but it’s a void now, empty of any voice.
"Ultimately, in the long run, whether we win or lose, we are not going to be on their side. So we might as well do what we have to do as well as we can."
When Arundhati Roy finally entered the halls at Midas Centre yesterday evening, cheers erupted amidst the waiting audience, accompanied by sighs of relief -- “so, it's finally happening!” one said to the other.
With his reckless “pre-emptive” airstrike on Balakot in Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inadvertently undone what previous Indian governments, almost miraculously, succeeded in doing for decades.
Noam Chomsky, Arundhati Roy and three other acclaimed authors have for the second time urged the Bangladesh government to release noted photographer Shahidul Alam.
Arundhati Roy's eagerly-awaited second novel goes on sale, two decades after her prize-winning debut "The God of Small Things" propelled her to global fame and launched her career as an outspoken critic of injustice in her native India.