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 |  5-minute read
Aamir Khan, Sahitya Akademi, Religious Intolerance

Stop the hypocrisy. Deep down we know Aamir Khan is right

Why can we not use individual discretion to decide what is right and what is wrong?


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Sahitya Akademi, Intolerance, David Cameron, Modi in UK

Ask Modi about religious intolerance: Open letter to David Cameron

More than a hundred writers, including Salman Rushdie and Ian McEwan, write to the British PM.


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Sahitya Akademi, Free Speech, Arundhati Roy

We will turn into a nation of fools: Arundhati Roy

Five quotes from author of The God of Small Things' note on why she's returning her National Award for Best Screenplay, 1989.


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Sahitya Akademi, AwardWapsi, Narendra Modi

Modi sarkar needs to address #AwardWapsi properly

What really upsets me is that the government is yet to even seriously acknowledge these protests.


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Sahitya Akademi, Conservatives, Left-liberals, AwardWapsi

Why liberals and conservatives need to stop the cock and bull fight

There is a need to admit perhaps that both are here to stay.


 |  Quantum Leap  |  3-minute read
Science, Sahitya Akademi, Rationalists

India can't afford to lose rational thinking and scientific temper

The scientific community wants exemplary punishment to be given to 'trespassers of reason and rights'.


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Sahitya Akademi, RSS, Irfan Habib, TheDailyToast

#TheDailyToast: Proof of life


 |  Miscellany  |  4-minute read
Shah Rukh Khan, Sahitya Akademi, Religious Intolerance

Does SRK have the right to speak of extreme intolerance in India?

King Khan is a Muslim whose status is vastly different from that of Mohammad Akhlaq.


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Sahitya Akademi, AwardWapsi

Cup yours: Government's new award to writers, scientists and historians

#AwardWapsi sees a generous turn of events.


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Free Speech, MM Kalburgi, Sahitya Akademi

Why are Hindus behaving like a minority in India?

Selective amnesia and inconsistency do more harm than good. For, there can't be a smaller or a bigger killing.