Of Life, Letters and Politics

Of Life, Letters and Politics
Indian liberals cannot be selectively loud in one case of fundamentalism and whisper in another as is shown by their response to the ban on Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses and that on Rohinton Mistry...
Indians are great champions of banning anything and everything. Why is it that we prefer prohibition and vandalism to a frontal and intellectual attack on the book or work of art in question? There...
India's politicians have figured out that coalition politics can not only be played out but also played with and lately, that is what all of them are doing.
The annual Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan in Pune has a long history going back to the early 2oth century. The events surrounding the 83rd sammelan, held last month, when Maharashtra chief...
There was a time when India was a champion of independent foreign policy. That was the meaning of various formulations that were current in Nehru's days. Indira Gandhi knew how to handle the US and...
While Indian elites hanker after recognition from the American dominated world, we have debased our own awards. They are now often given for services rendered to the powers that be. What does this...
It is usually the State - at times the media - that indulges in censorship. In the world of Marathi theatre and films, however, censorship is currently invisible and non-official, and carried out...
The Indian people have been miles ahead of the Bollywood boys or media savvy purandhrees in fulfilling their democratic duties as far as voting is concerned. Who are these glamour boys and girls to...
The Taliban has destroyed the Dargah of Rehman Baba on the grounds that women visit it and offer their prayers there. Closer home an ignoramus called Mutalik dictates to all Hindus what Hinduism...

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