It wasn't just about standing up for freedom of expression in India: maybe I was doing something more humble and honest. I was trying to restore a sense of balance to my own personal practice of literary criticism.
The courts may have effectively circumscribed Sec 153A and 295A of the IPC by limiting the circumstances under which they may be invoked, yet as long as they exist in a form that allows for anyone to file a police complaint, their job is done.
As writers organise for the ban on The Satanic Verses to be lifted, the battle to undo the damage of the past quarter century has begun. It is time for India to wake up.
Our intention was not to offend anyone’s religious sensibilities, but to give a voice to a writer who had been silenced by a death threat... I believed (and continue to believe) that I was not breaking the law, and had no interest in causing gratuito
The author of Transmission talks about his latest and previous book and on the complexities of identity - on how he reacts to Indians trying to reclaim and appropriate him and on being regarded one of the 'Benetton writers' and a poster-child
People perform 'Tarpan' ritual for the remembrance of their ancestors on the banks of the Ganga river during 'Pitri Paksha' at Assi ghat in Varanasi.PTI Photo
External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar during UNGA meetings with Norway Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide. Appreciated our working together in the Security Council. A comprehensive discussion on Afghanistan....PTI Photo
External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar during a meeting with Iraq Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein. Discussed our historical ties, economic, energy and development cooperation linkages. Exchanged views on regional and...PTI Photo
Fans watch during the first half of an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions in Green Bay, Wis.Photo by AP/PTI
This combination of two undated photos released by Guinness World Records show sisters Umeno Sumiyama, left, and Koume Kodama at separate nursing homes in Shodoshima island, left, and Oita prefecture, Japan. The two...Photo by AP/PTI
India is poised to become a global education hub with the government introducing major policy changes
Outlook's annual ranking of India’s top 50 State Private Universities in 2021 will help students make an informed choice.
Jain to Patidar. Was caste a decisive factor in the BJP’s choice for CM during the recent change of guard in Gujarat?
Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader
With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.
It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.
One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates