Aditya Bapat

Lawyer

Aditya is a lawyer practicing in the Bombay High Court. He holds degrees in law from Columbia University and the University of Pune. While at Columbia, he studied Argumentative Journalism at the Columbia School of Journalism. Aditya has also worked as a research assistant on the upcoming third edition of ‘Datar on Constitution’ a leading commentary on the Constitution of India.
The Supreme Court, Mahatma Gandhi And The Silly New Standards For

The Supreme Court, Mahatma Gandhi And The Silly New Standards For Obscenity

In effect, The Supreme Court says that different, more stringent standards apply to speech related to personalities of the "historically respected" kind. They are entitled to more deference than the common man. It ends with the shocking line, "we do not intend to express any opinion that freedom of speech gives liberty to offend."
22/05/2015 8:13 AM IST
The Story Of Indian

The Story Of Indian Censorship

The year was 1927 and Mohammad Hidayatullah, a young Indian from a literary family, had just been enrolled at Cambridge. He was eager to take in the drama scene, but had a problem. When he was a boy, his father had prohibited him from seeing a play called <em>Nao Tanki</em>.
17/04/2015 7:58 AM IST