About Free Speech and the Right to Offend

This is a comment on the two articles on free speech and the right to offend in the Times of India on 19 February 2021. Link to the two articles is below: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/complete-transcript-of-face-off-on-the-right-to-offend/articleshow/81095345.cms?utm_source=whatsapp&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=TOIMobile I am reminded of two cultural concepts – one Japanese and one American – which can help understand the opposing points of […]

The Arabian Nights and Romantic Movies

I am reading The Arabian Nights after having bought the book more than 10 years ago. And it is a completely different point of view to the modern view of equality of the sexes and in particular, the stories that we see in romantic movies – both Bollywood and Hollywood. I will not address the […]