censorship

Episode 9: Nothing In Particular about Censorship

In the ninth episode of our ‘Nothing In Particular (NIP)’ podcast, we talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly side of Censorship. And we are joined by a returning special guest N Madhu – known to many of this blog’s readers as the Reluctant Bookworm.

Together, we discuss how censorship has a growing role to play in the classic literature taught in classrooms and popular movies to the everyday social interactions. The Charlie Hebdo incident is debated. Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses is trashed. And the question arises – how liberal is liberalism if it denies freedom of speech and expression? Or is there a line where we need to control the content that is out there?

Listen: Episode 9: Censorship

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The one without the birds (just an angry Indian)

I often prefer the company of birds to people. But I take great pleasure in spreading the love I have for the winged ones. And I reckon that this world of ours could always use more love.

Not today though.

I have neither poetry nor birds to show you. If you are looking for love right here and now, please come back again tomorrow. There will be feathers, songs and happiness.

But today, I am just the bile duct of a disgruntled Indian.

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