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Salil Tripathi: As Singapore turns 50, is it on the cusp of becoming different?

alt informationAs the Asian city-state marks its 50th anniversary of independence, Salil Tripathi examines the country's fuzzy relationship with free expression

Penguin’s disappointing surrender over Hindus book

alt informationPenguin India has agreed to withdraw Wendy Doniger’s award-winning book The Hindus: An Alternative History, and to destroy remaining copies within six months, writes Salil Tripathi

Bollywood blockbuster Madras Cafe withdrawn in UK

alt informationBritain should learn the lessons of Satanic Verses and Bezhti and stand up for free expression, says Salil Tripathi

India: How to silence a nation

Legal proceedings have been filed against the four authors that read aloud from Salman Rushdie's The Satanic verses.
Salil Tripathi explains how outdated Colonial-era legislation is being used to curtail free expression.

Writers take a stand against Rushdie ban

As the noise surrounding Salman Rushdie's withdrawal from the Jaipur Literary Festival rumbles on, India's writers take a stand against the ban on The Satanic Verses. Salil Tripathi reports

India must choose to defend free speech

As religious figureheads call to ban Salman Rushdie from a prestigious literature festival in India, Salil Tripathi reports on the country's "sepulchral silence"
UPDATE: Salman Rushdie pulls out of Indian festival amid assassination fears

Simon Singh v the BCA – What next?

Salil Tripathi at a rally for the under-siege science writer Simon Singh