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Taslima’s Plea to Didi

Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen in a tweet directed towards the chief minister, West Bengal stated that “Mamata B should learn from Chidambaram and say banning Taslima’s TV drama series is wrong. 152 more words

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43: Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

I was talking to one of my professors about this book yesterday, and it struck me just how beautiful it is. I mean, Salman Rushdie is a magician. 187 more words


Book Review: Discworld #2 - The Light Fantastic

Title: The Light Fantastic
Author: Terry Pratchett
Year of Publication: 1986
Series: Discworld; Rincewind
2; 2
Goodreads Rating (Avg.): 3.91
Goodreads Rating (Mine): 4… 1,739 more words

The Ayatollah and the Author

So insulted by the book “The Satanic Verses”, Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa for the murder of its author, Salman Rushdie. After a revival in recent years by the Iranian government official, Hassan Sane’i; prize money currently stands at $3.3 million for Rushdie’s head. 142 more words


Satanic Verses

Liberals have an argument for everything concerning the criticism of Islam. Whenever an Islamic terrorist blows up a supermarket or shoots a load of tourists, the naive pseudo-liberal stance is that ‘these are the minority’ or ‘they do not represent Islam’ and my personal favourite, ‘Islam is a religion of peace’. 626 more words


Why can't I read this book?

Having contributed significantly in growing population and corruption indices, there’s one place where India seems to hold the top spot: censoring/banning books and films. We never internalised the idea of liberty. 590 more words

It's Christmas!

My pre-order has been in for weeks (at my local independent bookstore, of course.) Tomorrow I shall swoop down and scoop up my copy of… 597 more words