INTOLERANCE DEBATE

ramesh_lalwani/Flickr

Why Liberals Shouting ‘Intolerance' Owe An Apology To The Nation

Dissent cannot be a hit-and-run incident wherein the perpetrator absconds without liability after inflicting damage. Democracy is not a free for all and a license to indulge in canards. These worthies need to be made accountable for their statements. True intellectuals when provided with adequate evidence to the contrary will gracefully accept their lapse. Charlatans and egotists, however, will not. Nayantara Sahgal and her tribe owe an apology to the nation.
Dhanashree via Getty Images

Speaking Up Is The Only Solution To Intolerance In India

I have seen far too many people stay silent when it was important to speak up. Perhaps it has something to do with our cultural conditioning - we've been trained to defer to our parents and to societal norms for everything from our stream of study to choice of marriage partner. Does it make us all conditioned to ignore our own inner voices? I would say, yes! And this is causing so much damage, not only to ourselves but to the country as a whole.
ASSOCIATED PRESS

I Have A Problem With Aamir Khan's Remarks Too, But Not For The Usual Reason

I finally watched the infamous Aamir Khan clip that has caused this nationwide neurosis over tolerance (or intolerance, depending on which side of the fence you are on). I have to admit it really got my dander up. Not the intolerance bit. As usual, we Indians have been obsessing over a triviality. The part I found cringe-worthy was where he tries to dissociate religious ideology from terrorism.