Freedom of Expression

OPEN TO OPINION

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
BJP, Freedom of Expression, Hate Speech, Section 66A

Government is hiding behind hate speech to bring back Section 66A

The proposed amendments are a sham, colourable exercise to restrict freedom of expression, democratic dissent and advocacy.

VOICES

 |  Simply Put  |  0.8 minutes watch-minute read
Trolling, Freedom of Expression, Gurmehar Kaur, Virender Sehwag

If #VirenderSehwag is a troll, then so are all of us

He did not attack her. He did not abuse her. He did not threaten her.

POLITICS

 |   Long-form
Book Extract, Ramachandra Guha, Freedom of Expression

8 threats to freedom of expression in India: Ramachandra Guha

[Book extract] No creative person should be so foolish or mistaken as to mortgage his or her conscience to a political party.

POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
Freedom of Expression, Muslims, Pravin togadia, Zakir Naik

Zakir Naik is full of rubbish, but doesn't spew hate

He's not as bad as a Pravin Togadia or that Sadhvi Pragya Thakur.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read

ART & CULTURE

 |  Bluffmaster  |  5-minute read
Freedom of Expression, Udta Punjab, Censorship

Rohan Sippy on Udta Punjab: Censorship not only kills ideas, it's bad business

The real problem is that people’s freedoms are being curbed - whether it is what they eat, what they watch, or what they think.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Freedom of Expression, Censor Board, Udta Punjab

Dropping Punjab from Udta Punjab exposes government's worst fears

The simple truth is that the film is being censored as it doesn't suit the ruling party and its allies.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Freedom of Expression, Anti-nationalism, Anupam Kher

Tolerance is Anupam Kher can call me cockroach and I can call him numbskull

Freedom of expression can only be absolute because when it is disparate there is bound to be confusion.

LIFE

 |  Commonsense Karma  |  5-minute read
Philosophy, Freedom of Expression, Religion, Hinduism

Hinduism promotes freedom of expression and dissent

It was responsible for creating an ecosystem of debate and honest inquiry.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Freedom of Expression, Free Speech, Kanhaiya Kumar, JNU

We do our nation a disservice if we're afraid to speak our minds

There is nothing wrong in saying India zindabad, Pakistan zindabad or Japan zindabad. What we should be worried about is crushing dissent to cultivate hate.