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Reading Satanic Verses January 24, 2012

I thought I was one of ten people in India who had read Satanic Verses. I can now add another four people to that list, the four who read sections from it at the JLF. Though that doesn’t prove that they’ve read the entire book. I doubt they have since on the whole the book is unreadable. (more…)

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Tolerance My Foot January 19, 2012

One of the biggest canards that we Indians are fond of believing is that we are a tolerant and non-violent people. All school annual day chief guests repeat the myth of our tolerant past. In truth, we are a violent, intolerant and hypocritical lot. Our scriptures propagate the cult of intolerance. (more…)