POSTED BY OWD 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 OWD ON Jan 13, 2015 AT 19:12 IST, Edited At: Jan 13, 2015 19:12 IST
POSTED BY OWD ON Jan 08, 2015 AT 16:53 IST ,  Edited At: Jan 08, 2015 16:53 IST

In the deadliest attack in France in the last four decades, heavily armed gunmen shouting Islamic slogans attacked the office of Charlie Hebdo, a Paris based satirical newspaper killing 12 people.

Cartoonists from all over the world slammed the attack through their art.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Jan 07, 2015 AT 21:43 IST ,  Edited At: Jan 07, 2015 21:43 IST

"Religion, a medieaeval form of unreason, when combined with modern weaponry becomes a threat to our freedom.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Jan 07, 2015 AT 21:43 IST, Edited At: Jan 07, 2015 21:43 IST
POSTED BY OWD ON Oct 30, 2014 AT 18:04 IST ,  Edited At: Oct 30, 2014 18:04 IST

An advertising agency in Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, has been ordered by court to pay damages for designing a controversial poster showing two cultural icons of the 19th century locked in a kiss.

The poster shows Kazakh composer Kurmangazy Sagyrbayuly and Russian poet Alexander Pushkin in an embrace and was designed to advertise an Almaty gay club at the intersection of Kurmangazy and Pushkin streets. It was inspired by a famous image of the leaders of East Germany and the Soviet Union kissing in 1979.

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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
     
 
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