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Celebrating azaadi: Listening for the concern behind the complaint

'We live in a time when hideous anger easily flares up, particularly on identity-related issues.''Often advocates of harmony and compassion fall victim to the same anger and end up hating the......

Hamid Ansari goes to bat for secularism

How has the Indian State, in principle and practice, given shape to the essential ingredients of the secular principle and composite culture? Vice-President Hamid Ansari attempted to answer this......

Ban on Satanic Verses wrong: Chidambaram admits, 27 years later

Twenty-seven years after the then Rajiv Gandhi government banned Salman Rushdie's controversial novel The Satanic Verses, former finance minister P Chidambaram today said it was "wrong."......

What The World Needs: A Fellowship of Minds

'They don't always agree with our governments, their teachers or their parents, but it is the conviction of their ideas, and their determination to share them with the world that, I believe, is one......

Punjabi author returns Padma Shri over 'growing intolerance'

Eminent Punjabi writer and Padma Shri winner Dalip Kaur Tiwana on Tuesday decided to return her award protesting "recurrent atrocities" on Muslims in the country as another Kannada writer and......

'Swami Chinamayananda is the Rajinikanth of spiritualism'

'I didn’t want the biopic on Swami Chinmayananda to be a propaganda film,' filmmaker R S Prasanna tells Shobha Warrier/ Rediff.com Engineer-turned-filmmaker R S Prasanna made his mark......

Review: Haider is bewitchingly clever

And it will haunt you long after you've left the theatre, promises Sukanya Verma. By its very virtue, melancholy is a lonely, lingering, tedious and consuming emotional state. It simply cannot be......

Review: Tasher Desh is bizarre, brave and brilliant

Tasher Desh is staggeringly-original film, writes Raja Sen.The thing about building a house of cards -- indeed, a country of cards -- is that its very existence is rooted in caprice. With Tasher......

Should RGV have tampered national anthem in Rann?

Controversy seems to love Ram Gopal Varma. The latest is about his film Rann, the promo of which has just been released. The well-shot trailer has the Indian national anthem in the background, with......

'I wanted to make a Don triology'

His unconventional film about a girls' hockey team and a disgraced coach was a hit withcritics and audiences alike. And this was evident from the outpour of complimentsshowered onShimit Amin, the......
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A poetic manifestation of a schizophrenic mind

At a time when anyone else in his position would be left anxious, Reijul Sachdev believed that there lives a superman in every freak. This helped... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/560052/a-poetic-manifestation-schizophrenic-mind.html
Why the judgment troubles me

“If you do not like a book, throw it away” could be the most significant words uttered by a judge in an era of censorship and intolerance, a... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/perumal-murugan-case-why-the-judgment-troubles-me-news-columns-qhll1Riffdfgg.html
Madhorubagan, satanic verses, polyester prince

The liberals in and outside the media are celebrating the Madras High Court judgment in the case of Perumal Murugan who wrote a book Madhorubagan... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/columns/s_gurumurthy/Madhorubagan-satanic-verses-polyester-prince/2016/07/08/article3519044.ece
One Truth and No Other

Bangladesh has allowed religious bigotry to fester. To flinch from this fact is to let terror thrive OnFriday morning, I got the news that a... ...

http://www.speakingtree.in/article/one-truth-and-no-other
A roadmap for success

He has been associated with swimming for a very long time. Beginning his journey as a swim coach, a role in which he played a huge part in making... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/555627/a-roadmap-success.html

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