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'Grounds Must Be Distinguished From Opinion'

'Grounds Must Be Distinguished From Opinion'

The Supreme Court, finally, lifts its stay on the Bombay High Court order quashing the Maharashtra government ban on James W. Laine's controversial book on Shivaji

03 February 2022
'The Impugned Notification Has To Be Quashed'

'The Impugned Notification Has To Be Quashed'

In a significant ruling for freespeech, vindicating James W. Laine's book on Shivaji, the Bombay High Court quashes Maharashtra Govt's notification dated...

03 February 2022

Wise King, Foolish Subjects

Shivaji has always been seen as an extraordinarily clever, intelligent and wise ruler. Why are the most utterly foolish positions being assumed and actions...

A Farewell To Cops

A Farewell To Cops

The armed bodyguard posted at my door since January 7, 2004 was finally taken off by the government of Maharashtra after three months. I had not asked for this...

03 February 2022

Lord Vishnu As Shivaji Maharaj

... and how he landed miniature painter Shrikant Pradhan in trouble with the Maratha Seva Sangh and the Pune Police.

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03 February 2022
Drowning Dissent

Drowning Dissent

What we have at stake in the floundering career of our Republic is the plural character of our polity pitted against a conformism imposed from above, i.e. by...


03 February 2022
Terror By Law

Terror By Law

Is Maharashtra's Home Minister declaring another Emergency of his own during this pre-election period? Will champions of civil liberties remain articulately...


03 February 2022
The Limits Of Tolerance

The Limits Of Tolerance

With the storming of BORI by hooligans, the monster of fascism no longer growls at the gate - it has crossed the threshold, into the house that Gandhi built....


03 February 2022
Ban, Burn, Destroy

Ban, Burn, Destroy

Governance has been abandoned to mob intimidation at the price of free speech. The law — even in its width — was intended to outlaw malicious speech, which...


03 February 2022
Intolerance Tolerated

Intolerance Tolerated

This is the first time in my life that I am sitting down to write an article while a commando sits in my living room to protect me from possible assailants. ...


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