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The hounding of Shirin Dalvi: 'These people are doing all this to damage my career'

Feb 06, 2015

The hounding of Shirin Dalvi: 'These people are doing all this to damage my career'

The former editor of Urdu daily Avadhnama has also said that the allegations levelled against her are motivated by personal jealousy. #TheySaidIt #Muslim #Charlie Hebdo #Urdu #Prophet Muhammad #Arrest #daily #Mumbra #Avadhnama #Shirin Dalvi
Shireen Dalvi published Charlie Hebo cartoon to shut down Avadhnama, claim groups

Feb 05, 2015

Shireen Dalvi published Charlie Hebo cartoon to shut down Avadhnama, claim groups

Two different groups alleged that Shireen Dalvi had reproduced the controversial Charlie Hebdo cartoon with an intention to shut down the Mumbai edition of Avadhanama and to disturb communal harmony. #India #Mumbai #TheySaidIt #Mumbai Police #Shireen Dalvi #Avadhnama #Urdu Editor #Mumbai Avadhnama Patrakar Sangharsh Samiti #Forum against Blasphemy
RIP democracy: After editor, now Mumbai vendor arrested for selling paper with Hebdo cartoon

Feb 05, 2015

RIP democracy: After editor, now Mumbai vendor arrested for selling paper with Hebdo cartoon

The police booked the vendor because the complaint said that the vendor understood Urdu, so he should not have sold the paper. #WhyNow #Twitter #Mumbai #Democracy #Bombay #Charlie Hebdo #All India Bakchod #AIB #Newspaper vendor #Urdu newspaper
Je suis Shirin Dalvi anyone? Harassment of Urdu editor proves our own hypocrisy

Feb 05, 2015

Je suis Shirin Dalvi anyone? Harassment of Urdu editor proves our own hypocrisy

The plight of Shirin Dalvi quickly proves that freedom of expression remains a luxury in India especially if you are not part of the English-language media. #ThatsJustWrong #Attack on Charlie Hebdo #Shireen Dalvi #Avadhnama #Shirin Dalvi #Mumbai Urdu editor #Section 295A of the IPC
Shireen Dalvi and Charlie Hebdo: Why the intolerant prey on the vulnerable

Feb 04, 2015

Shireen Dalvi and Charlie Hebdo: Why the intolerant prey on the vulnerable

When editor of an Urdu daily Shireen Dalvi is targeted for innocently publishing a Charlie Hebdo cartoon and now has to wear a burkha to avoid being recognised, it shows how far down the pole of tolerance we have slipped. It also tells us why the intolerant prey on the vulnerable. #Charlie Hebdo #Boko Haram #Jihadis #Islamic fundamentalism #ISIS #Shireen Dalvi #Avadhnama #Urdu publication

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The irresistible appeal of Urdu Watching the news in Pakistan

Mar 04, 2012

The irresistible appeal of Urdu Watching the news in Pakistan

The urban Indian speaks mostly in English with bits and pieces of his mother tongue thrown in. But across the border, in Pakistan, the urban Pakistani's fluency in Urdu gives Pakistani television a different flavour. #OnOurMind #CultureDecoder #Pakistan #Urdu