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Burlington, Friday, January 16, 2015

Rushdie defends free speech, says hasn’t been weakened

Author Salman Rushdie, who lived for years under a death threat after his 1988 book “The Satanic Verses” drew the wrath of Iranian religious leaders, is defending the absolute right of free speec... »
CHENNAI, Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What is behind Dravidian parties’ silence in Perumal Murugan issue?

One aspect that has defined the social censoring of writer Perumal Murgan is the deathly silence maintained by the major Dravidian parties, who had always claimed to represent a progressive politi... »
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Monday, January 12, 2015

The Holocaust film too shocking to show

“In the spring of 1945,” says the narrator, over bucolic springtime shots of the German countryside, “the allies advancing into the heart of Germany came to Bergen-Belsen. Neat and tidy orchards,... »
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