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SC comments in Nandy case aren't good for free speech

Feb 02, 2013

SC comments in Nandy case aren't good for free speech

The Supreme Court may have grand Ashis Nandy a stay against arrest, but its observations did not do the cause of free speech any good. #Free Speech #Ashis Nandy #JLF2013
Caste and corruption: Ashis Nandy has the right to be wrong

Feb 01, 2013

Caste and corruption: Ashis Nandy has the right to be wrong

The only appropriate response to an idea - even if it's as horribly skewed as Nandy's original proposition and his equally bizarre clarification - is to challenge it intellectually and disprove it. #Corruption #Mayawati #Freedom of Speech #Dalits #Ashis Nandy #JLF2013
Pillorying of Ashis Nandy: His critics need hearing aids

Feb 01, 2013

Pillorying of Ashis Nandy: His critics need hearing aids

Dalits and OBCs are treated as sacred cows. We provide them with an official identity kit while trampling their life chances. Nandy was trying to break through that hypocrisy, but unfortunately got caught in a fly trap of populism. #ThatsJustWrong #Corruption #Dalit #OBC #Jaipur Literature Festival #Ashis Nandy #JLF #JLF2013
Ashis Nandy controversy: HC stays arrest of JLF organiser

Jan 29, 2013

Ashis Nandy controversy: HC stays arrest of JLF organiser

Jaipur Literature Festival organisers today got interim relief from Rajasthan High Court which stayed the arrest of the event producer Sanjoy Roy in connection with author Ashis Nandy's controversial remarks regarding Dalits. #NewsTracker #Sanjoy Roy #Ashis Nandy #JLF2013
Police ask JLF organisers not to leave city till Nandy probe is concluded

Jan 28, 2013

Police ask JLF organisers not to leave city till Nandy probe is concluded

Police today asked the organisers of Jaipur Literature Festival not to leave the city till investigation into the case against author Ashis Nandy is over. #NewsTracker #Ashis Nandy #JLF2013
Live: Police tell JLF organisers not to leave till Nandy probe ends

Jan 28, 2013

Live: Police tell JLF organisers not to leave till Nandy probe ends

The festival is winding down, and Firstpost editor Sandip Roy is attending the sessions at the Diggi Palace. These are his updates and observations: #Shobhaa De #Jaipur Literature Festival #Ashis Nandy #JLF2013
Kamasutra: Is it about pleasuring women or oppressing them?

Jan 28, 2013

Kamasutra: Is it about pleasuring women or oppressing them?

Is the Kamasutra just a book for the boys? Or can it be re-imagined? #Jaipur Literature Festival #Pavan Varma #JLF2013 #Kama Sutra #KR Indira
Nandy leaves Jaipur Lit Fest as police seize session footage

Jan 27, 2013

Nandy leaves Jaipur Lit Fest as police seize session footage

Ashis Nandy who caused an uproar after he made a statement that was construed as being offensive to SC/ST and OBC people, has left the Jaipur Literature Festival. #Jaipur Literature Festival #Ashis Nandy #SC/ST #JLF2013 #Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act
Prasoon Joshi calls Lord Krishna 'biggest eve teaser' of gopis at JLF

Jan 25, 2013

Prasoon Joshi calls Lord Krishna 'biggest eve teaser' of gopis at JLF

Prasoon Joshi who came out a flaming feminist in the session, called Lord Krishna the "biggest eveteaser" of the gopis, dismissing a light hearted rejoinder from Sanjoy Roy who said "they look like they're enjoying it in the paintings". #Feminism #Shabana Azmi #Prasoon Joshi #Jaipur Literature Festival #Sanjoy Roy #JLF2013
Jaipur Lit fest Live: Javed Akhtar, Kancha Illaiah have a spat over God

Jan 25, 2013

Jaipur Lit fest Live: Javed Akhtar, Kancha Illaiah have a spat over God

Day two of the Jaipur Literature Festival: Firstpost Editors Sandip Roy and Lakshmi Chaudhry are at the event and we are live blogging updates. #Dalai Lama #William Dalrymple #Jaipur Literature Festival #JLF #JLF2013