Monthly Archives: February 2011

Is Dr Binayak Sen a prisoner of conscience?

A lot has been written, discussed and debated on the conviction and the subsequent sentencing to life imprisonment of Dr Binayak Sen on charges of sedition. The case got such attention that vigils and protests were held [YouTube] demanding his release even in many Western countries. Nobel laureates, Amnesty International, left-liberal jholawallahs and India’s notorious cabal of… Read More »

Musings on free speech and possible limits

The second half of 2010 saw some great online debates, fights and rants on an individual’s right of expression and limits to it, much fuelled by Arundhati Roy’s controversial essay in Outlook on the Maoist insurgents followed by her even more controversial speech supporting Kashmir separatists that prompted some people to file a case of… Read More »