Free speech is important - but we should first ask whose free speech do we always rush to protect?
The individual right of an Indian citizen to express their views on Padmavati should take priority over community reactions.
The problem arises when interpretations are established as “ultimate truth”—closing all possibilities of further excavation of a story like Padmavati.
Since the NDA/BJP government came to power, an atmosphere of extra legal censorship has become the prevailing norm where the majoritarian mainstream has been given an unbridled license to assault creativity.
On her 100th birthday anniversary, we ask experts: Is Modi the new Indira?
In taking risks, Modi has surpassed all other PMs, including Indira Gandhi, writes Sangit Ragi, professor at Delhi University.
In many ways, Narendra Modi is Indira Gandhi’s true political heir; he is supreme in the party and the government like her.
Indira Gandhi firmly maintained the Non-Aligned Movement, now we seem to be leaning far more towards America.
Indira Gandhi was pro-poor, while Narendra Modi bends in front of big corporate houses.
The fundamental difference between the two leaders has to do with their varied backgrounds and ideologies.