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- Is the Marathi manoos At Stake?
Is being called ‘Bhartiya’ more derogatory than taking pride in being called a Marathi manoos, UP ke Bhaiya aur Tamil Nadu ka
- Shiv Sena vs An Actor
An analysis of the time Shiv Sena went head to head against reason and lost.
- China - Censored Growth
China is certainly miles ahead economically and militarily, but India and Indians have their hearts in place.
- The World Awakens to China
These seem to point to a new belligerent attitude of the Chinese who are ready to flex their muscles to indicate that they have arrived
- China - No More Gimmicks
In recent days, a lot of voices are being heard warning about the Chinese Bubble.
- Freedom of Speech or Responsibility to Do No Harm?
What is more important - our right to freedom of speech or our responsibility to cause no harm
- Shashi Tharoor's Unfettered Tweets
Tharoor might be the tech savvy politician that India may have never had, but his online support will only remain online.
- Voice Of Dissent
Why should I walk this line, that you have set for me?
- The Pirate Bay Founders Sentenced in Landmark Copyright Infringement Case
While this verdict will likely not affect file-sharing in any significant way, it will have two pernicious effects.
- To Censor Or Not: Bloggers’ Duties and Liabilities
DesiCritics should, in my opinion, pre-approve comments rather than than edit comments after they are made.
- India's Post-Independence Fight For Freedom
Maybe we started taking our precious freedom for granted and needed to be reminded that we simply cannot.Aditi Nadkarni
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- Is Karnataka Turning into a Police State?
Are the cops entitled to do this? After all, the party was in a private property, not a public place.
- Thekedaars of the Middle-Class?
Where exactly are we headed in the future as far as freedom of critical commentary is concerned?
- Freedom of Speech
The right to freedom of speech is a special case of the right to freedom of action - the only right that man has
- Racist Web Game Muslim Massacre Taken Down By Developer
"Ultimately it’s just a game where you blow the gently caress out of Arabs…"
- Islamophobia - Organisation of Islamic Countries Report
Islamophobia exists but the OIC report is a very bad way to go about combating it
- Art + History = Police Action in Tamil Nadu
When on earth do we stop obsessing about things that happened centuries ago and start obsessing even half as much about present day India?
- Indian Secularism and Free Speech: Not for the Hindu
Indian secularism is nothing but a tool to muzzle the practicing Hindu.
- YouTube, Idol Worship and Fanaticism
Of course, the issue occurs when this workaround becomes the sine qua non of holiness and God realization.
- China Wants to Repress Olympic Athletes
I have always maintained that it is one of the worst diplomatic decisions to award the Olympics to a country like China.
- The Illusion of Freedom of Speech
There is a deeper issue here regarding freedom of expression which many people seem to have missed
- Is The Guardian Seeing Pink Elephants?
It is inexcusable when a popular media form chooses to propagate cultural ignorance.Aditi Nadkarni
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- Government To Regulate Video Games in India
Does censorship really work in India or is it just a paper tiger?
- Roma - The Invisible Desi People
An introduction in the contemporary Desi context of the Romani people, a population who emigrated from the Subcontinent a millennium ago.
- Islamic Lynch Mob Hounds Taslima Nasrin: In the Footsteps of the Prophet
Islam's terror against intellectuals critical of Islam was initiated by Prophet Muhammad.
- What Should be Done With Taslima Nasrin?
When it comes to intolerance the people who understand their religion the least have the loudest voices.
- Are Indians Still Indentured in Malaysia
As in almost all of its ex-colonies, the British created a mess when they left Malaysia in 1957.Sandeep
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- Violence in Kolkata - The Battle For Bengal
Hardly any condemnation emanates from the mainstream media, liberals, intellectuals, or keepers of the society’s communal conscience.Sandeep
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- This Site Is Not Yet Rated
Today I am fighting tooth and nail to keep my personal site going.