Month: August 2012

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Absolute free speech is a myth – get over it already

There is no such thing as absolute free speech. There is always a line that must not be crossed. And it varies for people. The more bigotted the society, the more disparity in the “allowed” speech. The more polarized the society, the more the need to censor speech in the interests of public safety, because …

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Dictator Narendra Modi

Scented Handwash: BJP supporters struggle for Freedom of Speech

I have lampooned our government often over censorship and it is a Congress Government [each word is one among dozens of links on this blog criticizing our government on regimenting free speech]. This is because it is the UPA government in power. The BJP aint smelling sweet on this though I made the mistake of ignoring them. …

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Raj Thackeray, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena and Maharashtra Government

Let me open this post with saying something no one has the guts to voice. The government should be down on hands and knees in gratitude to Raj Thackeray that there was no violence during the MNS Morcha. There wasn’t a thing the government could have done to prevent Raj Thackeray marching from Girgaum Chowpatty …

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India Blocks

India blocked some 309 urls yesterday between Facebook, Twitter, blog posts and entire sites, the details of which are not known, but CIS-India who got a copy of the leaked list has put up an excellent post by Pranesh Prakash examining the information available. In the meanwhile, Twitter is full of new born free speech …

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Vidarbha: The Farmer Suicide capital of India

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Genetically Modified truths

The report tabled by the all party Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture in the Parliament on 9th August 2012 titled “Cultivation of Genetically Modified Food Crops – Prospects and Effects” is unanimous and superb and I recommend that you read it. This post is about the Parliamentary Standing Committee’s visit to Vidarbha – famous for …

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