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Apr 18, 2015

The Mahatma Exception: Your freedom of expression stops at Gandhi

A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court has ruled that the use of profane language against Gandhi is unacceptable even if it is done in the name of satire or art. #India #InMyOpinion #Mahatma Gandhi #Supreme Court

Apr 17, 2015

Paintings of ‘gopis’ in bikinis to banners protesting diktats: Bechara freedom of expression in India

The fact that Akram Hussain's painting is mediocre is besides the point. Freedom of expression extends to mediocre paintings and stupid speech as well. #Akram Hussain #BJP #Charlie Hebdo #CriticalPoint #Freedom of Expression #India #Krishna in bar #MF Husain #Nana Chudasama #painting #Shaina NC

Apr 16, 2015

A coming of age film of a horny teenager, only in a wheelchair: Shonali Bose on Margarita With A Straw

Margarita with a Straw should not have been an easy film to watch. It’s about disability, coming out, loss, discrimination, feminism. But there’s something vulnerable at its core that lights the film up with unexpected charm. #Kalki Koechlin #Margarita with A Straw #Shonali Bose #VeryCloseUp

Apr 16, 2015

No place to go: The plight of Assam’s cornered elephants is getting worse

There’s a hot zone in Assam that has nothing to do with ULFA insurgents, Bodo militants or illegal migrants from Bangladesh. It’s about elephants. #Assam #Assam tea #elephant corridor #Elephants #India #Man vs wild #NewsTracker #wild #World Wildlife Fund

Apr 14, 2015

No Modi govt for strong women: Why Smriti Irani finds her job on the line

The beaming Smriti Irani was once hailed as the new woman face of the new BJP. Mangalsutra-ed and media-friendly, she successfully parlayed her Tulsi persona into political prominence. #Giriraj Singh #India #Modi government #Narendra Modi #Politics #PoliticsDecoder #Smriti Irani #Women in Modi Cabinet

Apr 12, 2015

Nehru snooped on Netaji’s Bose’s family? Bengal’s favourite conspiracy theory goes national

The BJP, anxious to latch onto any national hero that can dent the Nehru-Gandhi hagiography, is keen to embrace Subhash Bose. #BJP government #Congress #HowThisWorks #Jawaharlal Nehru #Narendra Modi #Nehru government #Netaji spying #Snoopgate #Subhas Bose

Apr 8, 2015

Sidhu’s shairi, bumbling Saif and a tuneless Farhan: Please stop this IPL opening ceremony tamasha

IPL is becoming a more mature tournament,” said Rohit Gupta, president of Multi Screen Media to ET. Well, you would not know it from watching the opening ceremony. #Farhan Akhtar #Hrithik Roshan #IPL 8 #IPL opening ceremony #IPL8 #Navjot Singh Sidhu #Saif Ali Khan

Apr 3, 2015

Fair and ugly: It’s not Sonia who should feel offended by Giriraj’s comment

Giriraj Singh offended three groups of people with his Nigerian jibe. And none of them are named Sonia Gandhi. #Fair and lovely #Giriraj Singh #Laloo Prasad Yadav #Nigeria #Racism #Sonia Gandhi