Taking cue from Amul’s caricature that said “Don’t ban Kashmir ki kala”, (Don’t ban Kashmir’s art) I am taking this to a broader realm, of increasing menace of intolerance, all over India. Art, Artists and India do not seem to go hand in hand here.
The so called largest democracy of the world seems to be less accepting of the various art forms, freedom of expression, freedom of speech and individual viewpoints. In doing so we forget that democracy is not defined by the percentage of people with the right to franchise, but with the ability of society to accept the dissent of people on any issue. Since times immemorial, we have seen incidents of shame and humility for each one of us as an Indian.