Shoma Chaudhury, Managing Editor, Tehelka, was present at the panel discussion in Jaipur where Mr Ashis Nandy’s comments created a controversy. She explains the comments in the context and analysis the delicate matter of the Freedom of Speech.
“Freedom of Speech should be restricted only on very few grounds. What is the whole idea of Freedom of Speech, without the idea of discomfort? If we are only going to speak in ways that would make each other feel comfortable, then we might as well give up on the idea of free speech in India.”