POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Jan 13, 2015 AT 19:12 IST ,  Edited At: Jan 13, 2015 19:12 IST

The New Indian Express reports:

The 18-day protests over controversial Tamil novel, Madhorubhagan, on Monday ended with its author Perumal Murugan tendering an unconditional apology for “hurting the sentiments of the people of Tiruchengode”. He also decided to withdraw all his novels, short stories, essays and poems published so far. He said he would compensate the publishers. He told Express that he made the decision fearing protests in the future against his published work.

The Hindu has a report saying that Murugan has decided to give up writing altogether.

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Jan 13, 2015 AT 19:12 IST, Edited At: Jan 13, 2015 19:12 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Jul 16, 2014 AT 04:42 IST ,  Edited At: Jul 16, 2014 04:42 IST

A 42-year-old cartoonist, Megumi Igarashi, aka Rokudenashiko or ‘good-for-nothing kid’,  on a self-proclaimed mission to “demystify” female genitalia, has been arrested under obscenity laws in Tokyo, Japan.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Jul 16, 2014 AT 04:42 IST, Edited At: Jul 16, 2014 04:42 IST
POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Apr 29, 2014 AT 19:42 IST ,  Edited At: Apr 29, 2014 19:42 IST

During a La Liga match on Sunday, Barcelona's Brazillian defender Dani Alves was faced with a racial taunt on the field involving a banana.

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Apr 29, 2014 AT 19:42 IST, Edited At: Apr 29, 2014 19:42 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Jan 20, 2014 AT 23:59 IST ,  Edited At: Jan 20, 2014 23:59 IST

 

Also See: 'Anarchist' Kejriwal on Dharna; AAP Leaders-Cops Clash

From the AAP FB page, attributed to Arvind Kejriwal:

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Jan 20, 2014 AT 23:59 IST, Edited At: Jan 20, 2014 23:59 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Apr 08, 2013 AT 19:28 IST ,  Edited At: Apr 08, 2013 19:28 IST

Russian President Vladimir Putin was greeted by three topless women protesters from the women's rights group Femen during the opening tour at the Hannover Fair in Hannover, Germany.

Gawker has an animated Gif which clearly shows that it's not just the look on his face, but the Russian President also immediately gave a two thumbs-up.


 

Reuters quoted a grinning Putin saying about the topless protests: “Regarding this performance, I liked it. I did not catch what they were shouting. I did not even see if they were blondes, brunettes or chestnut-haired.”

As various commentators pointed out, he was perhaps handicapped by not yet having read what the “obscene slogan” written in Cyrillic on the protester's back said.

The protesters have previously targeted Putin over the arrest and conviction of members of the feminist punk collective Pussy Riot — two of whom are still doing time in Russian labor camps — after they performed an anti-Putin song in a Moscow cathedral.
 

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Apr 08, 2013 AT 19:28 IST, Edited At: Apr 08, 2013 19:28 IST
     
 
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