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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
Ashis Nandy's corruption theory is a load of bull

Feb 01, 2013

Ashis Nandy's corruption theory is a load of bull

Ashis Nandy is in the dock for allegedly insulting OBCs and SC/STs as most corrupt. What he should be criticised for is bad theory #ThatsJustWrong #Corruption #JLF #JLF 2013 #OBCs and SC/STs #Upper Classes
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
Rethinking caste: Why we can't be so one-dimensional

Jan 28, 2013

Rethinking caste: Why we can't be so one-dimensional

Caste is not cast in stone. Somewhere during colonial rule, it metamorphosed into something more retrograde than it was in earlier times #Ambedkar #Ashis Nandy #JLF 2013 #Caste in India
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
Nandy and the plight of the original thinker in Twitter age

Jan 28, 2013

Nandy and the plight of the original thinker in Twitter age

Ashis Nandy's eminence is not worth a vote for Mayawati, Paswan and others baying for his blood.#Mayawati #A Raja #Mulayam Singh #JLF #JLF 2013 #Caste & Corruption
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