Daily Archives: 10 May 2007

‘What was the major cause of death on 9/11?’

Decrying the media for sensationalism, accusing it of ignoring the “real” issues, etc, have become fashionable among certain kinds of intellectuals and media critics. Amartya Sen, the Nobel Prize winning Indian economist provides a more realistic take on the issue in a recent interview: To what extent do you think the press fails to project the right voices…

Talk: Was Basavanna a Brahmin or a Maadiga?

GAURI LANKESH writes: “Samvada Vedike” has organised  a talk today (Thursday, May 10) on the book ‘Anu deva horaganavanu‘ by its author, Banjagere Jayaprakash. The book makes the controversial claim that Basavanna, the 12th century reformer, was not a Brahmin but a lower caste maadiga. Prof. Chandrashekar Patil (Champa), president, Kannada Sahitya Parishat; Dr. L.…