Category: Perspective

What is it for me?

The past fortnight, I have been asked a question by different people (who in no way are related to each other) at different locations, at different points of time. ‘Why do you write?’ The frequency of this question has led me to write this Perspective article for today. Something different than my usual ones. Why do I write? What is it for me?

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Across the border

The last 30 days have been taut with nervousness and violence as two major powers of South Asia, India and Pakistan were at each other’s throats. There were constant conflicts, which began with the attack on the CRPF personnel in Pulwama. Subsequently India retaliated with an air strike in Balakot. The following days also witnessed the downing of a Pakistani F-16 trying to infiltrate Indian airspace and the capture of an Indian Air Force pilot.

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You are reported!

“Some people’s idea of free speech is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone says anything back, that is an outrage.”

Winston Churchill

Countless times, I have written about freedom of speech on this website. Every single time I have said that freedom of speech is a pillar of the democratic world we live in. For centuries, people fought against oppressors to attain the right to speak their minds. All of the revolutions or movements which have taken place in history, whether it be the English Revolution, the French Revolution or the Indian independence movement; all of them shared the same objective: to get freedom.

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