The issues involved in the ĎAarakshaní controversy are fundamental to the functioning of a free, democratic and pluralistic society that accords a high place to tolerance,
says Soli J Sorabjee, former Attorney-General for India
It is difficult to imagine renderings of Kabir would promote superstition, obscurantism or invoke contempt for communities or stoke hindu-muslim divisiveness,
says RAKESH SHUKLA, wondering why the Censor Board sought so many cuts in ĎHad-Anhadí, the documentary on the saint-poet before the Delhi High Court intervened.
The paternalistic logic that Ďvulnerable audiencesí need to be protected from images of violence, nudity, obscenity etc is completely irrational
says SIDDHARTH NARRAIN, discussing proposed changes in the Cinematograph Act, 1952
A historical analysis of the development of free speech in cinema and broadcasting reveals the importance of the individualís viewership rights,
says LAWRENCE LIANG, in the second of a two-part series that examines the history of the relationship between Art. 19 (1) (a) and Broadcasting in India
The celebrity playback singer Kishore Kumar refused to sing at a Youth Congress Rally. All his songs were banned on All India Radio and Doordarshan.
ARUN JAITLEY traces the Congress Partyís record on censorship