On numerous occasions, Nehru warned against allowing untramelled speech, especially hate speech. Photo: Wikimedia

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Above: On numerous occasions, Nehru warned against allowing untramelled speech, especially hate speech. Photo: Wikimedia In Republic of Rhetoric-Free Speech and the Constitution of India,...
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Above: At the Annual RTI Convention in 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that citizens should demand accountability from public authorities Shyamlal Yadav has...
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Modi’s demonetization announcement made people wonder whether they were living in their own country where they had only recently been promised ‘Achche Din’. Photo: Anil Shakya

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An introduction to and review of a new, yet-to-be-released book on the controversial subject   ~By HK Dua   Prime Minister Narendra Modi, like Indira Gandhi much before...
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Kawas Nanavati (second from right) and his wife Sylvia (extreme left) in London in 1952

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At lunchtime on 27 April 1959, the handsome naval commander Kawas Nanavati was told by his English wife Sylvia that she was having an...
(L-R) Peter Mukerjea (photo: UNI), A Raja (photo: Anil Shakya)

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