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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…)


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…)