Dear Vishal Bhardwaj and Raju Hirani, I would have kept quiet like any 'decent, tolerant' Hindu about PK and Haider but Vishal Bhardwaj's lamentations about freedom of speech in Sunday Times on 4th Jan, 2015 forced me to put my pen to paper.
It would perhaps easier for Mr. Modi to convince the world that Geeta is a Universal book of personal emancipation irrespective of the religion one follows; rather than convince agitated left-secular groups about it.
Attacks on Ms Smriti Irani have now gone to such ridiculous lengths that it is almost amusing. Only thing not amusing and sad is the death cries of secular left one can sense in these desperate attacks.
Entry of MIM (Majlis Ittihade Musilmeen) into Maharashtra and its reasonable show even in seats it has lost, has set media, thinking citizens and even secular elite aflutter. Even topic of a forthcoming show in which I participated on a TV channel is Rise of Identity based politics. The question is whether this rise is a threat or not.