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LIFE

 |  6-minute read
Taslima Nasreen, Satanic verses, Free Speech, Salman Rushdie

Midnight's Most Confused Child: What Salman Rushdie's tweet on Kashmir tells us about him

Salman Rushdie feels India is committing an atrocity in Kashmir. Ironically, Rushdie would be killed on sight in Kashmir, which India is trying to protect from the onslaught of global jihadism.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Madhya Pradesh, Congress, Free Speech, Kamal Nath

Why Kamal Nath could be the new poster boy for liberals

In slightly over a month of being in office, Kamal Nath has used interesting opportunities to project himself as an upholder of free speech.

POLITICS

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Western Media, Free Speech, Islamic ideologue, Jamal khashoggi

The uncomfortable truth about Jamal Khashoggi

His killing is atrocious. But painting an Islamic ideologue as a free-speech martyr is not going to work out well for Western media.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Free Speech, Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, Padmaavat

Padmaavat: Why Mamata Banerjee's defence of free speech reeks of double standards

The West Bengal CM’s effort to project herself as a liberal icon falls flat going by her track record over the past years.

SCI-TECH

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Free Speech, Cybersecurity, Twitter, Donald Trump

Why an ex-Twitter employee deactivating Donald Trump's account is dangerous

The internet has taken it upon itself to celebrate this 'feat'. But should it?

VARIETY

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Cyberbullying, Free Speech, Time magazine, Gurmehar Kaur

Time magazine honouring Gurmehar Kaur shows conviction trumps cacophony

The DU student who was threatened for expressing her views is a role model for young Indians.

ART & CULTURE

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Free Speech, Rape threats, Misogyny, Bol Na Aunty Au Kya

Removing Bol Na Aunty Aau Kya from YouTube won't curb free speech

By perpetuating stereotypes and normalising disregard of sexual consent, the song lays the groundwork for violence against women.

ART & CULTURE

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Free Speech, Wendy Doniger, Sedition, Censorship Laws

How young Indians are growing up censored and silenced

[Book excerpt] Life choices that do not fall in line with the censor’s own worldview are quickly branded 'anti-social' or in the case of 'anti-national'.

VARIETY

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Free Speech, M Venkaiah Naidu, Conclave 17

India Today Conclave 2017: Dissent is agreeable, disintegration isn’t: Venkaiah Naidu

Three Union cabinet ministers - Venkaiah Naidu, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prakash Javadekar - share their governance agenda.

POLITICS

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Blasphemy, Free Speech, Missing bloggers, Pakistan

India must speak up for missing bloggers in Pakistan

It seems Islamabad too has joined Dhaka and Beijing in silencing voices of dissent.