Category Archives: constitution

Public decency and morality

This is what Supreme Court of India had to say when petition was filed to lift a ban in 1964 on Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence: It is convenient to set out s. 292 of the Indian Penal Code … Continue reading

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Free Press and Democracy

A free press is an essential part of a democratic system. In a society like ours, with its stark inequalities, only a media free of government and corporate pressures can ensure that the voiceless are heard. What we are seeing … Continue reading

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Freedom of Expression in India

This is a meta blog, as it is a blog about this blog. About 10 years back the GoI decided that there were lot of dissident voices from the North-East on Yahoo! Groups which were harmful to the health of … Continue reading

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Let us Respect The Flag, Respect The Nation?

Recently I got a forward email… It read thus: Dear Indian!Greetings on Independence Day!! The National Flag is a symbol of the Nation’s respect and pride. There is a liberal use of the flag on Independence Day and Republic day. … Continue reading

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The Problem of Raj

Now that the dust is settling over the issue of `north indians’ in Mumbai, the central character in this issue Raj Thackrey has become known to more people that he was before.The point I want to emphasize is that all … Continue reading

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