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On Salman Rushdie, Fundamntalism, banning books

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Check this discussion if you are  a civils aspirant and want to know more on Salaman Rushdie recent issue, banning of books etc. it could be helpful for your essay and GS preparation.

What did Salman Rushdie wrote about Islam??

I dont know. Ignorant.
But I am sure that 99% people opposing are also ignorant.
Only God knows when will Islamic society will come out of the slavery of ultra-conservative Maulla/Maulvi/Clerics.
If somebody knows; pls tell.

Jan 21 (6 days ago)

@ BROTHERHOOD  bro d prob is not wid islamic society….look at what d hindu society did 2 M.F.Hussain….all societies can b dogmatic…d issue here is artistic freedom vs literary censorship…..very recently ( 2- 3 mths ago)  dere was a heatedd controversy whn oxford publications stopped printing AK Ramanujan’s essay on Ramayana. Ramanujan’s essay is a secular approach 2wrds d interpretation of Ramayana…but apparently many sections of ppl r not ok wid it….so d question is where is d dividing line n how far can creativity b allowed 2 go ….

Jan 22 (5 days ago)

In a TV debate, one spokesperson of Samajwadi Party, who proudly claimed that he along with Kushwant Singh were the first to recommend the book be banned in India, claimed the book used the f word and other abuses on the Prophet(peace be upon his name!)

Jan 22 (5 days ago)

india was d 1st country in d world  2 ban Satanic Verses ….literary cansorship is a sensitive issue but sumtimes it becomes unreasonable….take for example movies…d movie Khap was banned in Haryana…now dont u think dis movie was a must watch fr sum khap leaders n deir blind followers …so ironically  haryana needed  more dan any other state what it put a ban upon

Jan 22 (5 days ago)

last year Rohinton Mistry’s book Such a Long Journey was removed frm Bombay University’s sylabus cos it contained sum negative comments on Shiv Sena….so lots of crazy things have been happening in d field of censorship…i feel very strongly abt it…

Jan 22 (5 days ago)

Wikipedia is so helpful 🙂 (abt Satanic verses) (Salman Rushdie’s fourth novel)

Jan 22 (5 days ago) I have read satanic verses. available online freely. nothing derogatory in there.hussain  is definitely different matter(he was wrong that is why he apologised.hindus should have forgiven him). Salman is good writer and most of those people who oppose him have not read him. Those who have read do not object.

Having a discriminatory law in 21st century speaks a lot about hypocrisy , even if it is revoked later.
India and West are different , if they consider right to use abusive or obscene language as a part Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression then its their problem…….we don’t need to follow whatever they do
Our stand is that we won’t allow allow abusive language and obscene content….
Stretching liberty to extreme will lead to anarchy
What you consider as a "Simple Point" , is considered to as an invalid argument by the Judiciary.
As I said earlier to Brotherhood, if you have a strong logical argument then please go to Supreme Court and ask them to change interpretation of the term "Secularism" by what you suggest….
Such arguments in past have been completely rejected in toto , by the Court
You mentioned Ramanujam’s case , the case is an example of Hypocrisy of "super-intellectual" liberals of DU,
Students also have a liberty not to be forced to study any text which hurts their sentiment….. If someone wants to read Ramanujam’s essay at his home he is free to do so , but "super-intellectual" want students to be forced to read , even when it is controversial ….. there are many other better and non-controversial things which could be made a part History syllabus



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January 27th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Download India Year Book 2011

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India year book 2011 published by the Publications Division is a compendium of information relating to the country and will be very useful for students, researchers and anyone interested in knowing about India.

The book is priced at more than 300 Rupees (MRP) but is also available free of cost at the website of the publications division for downloading in pdf format. Presently it seems that the book is only available in the English language and the Hindi version may be posted later.

This book is a wealth of authentic, official information on India and should must be used by students, interview aspirants and foreigners and observers wanting to know more about India.

The UPSC aspirants study this book more than any other group of people.

You can visit the website of the publications division to download the book.

UPDATE: DOWNLOAD LINK NEW  Download the India Year Book from this link on mediafire. (tip by bnpsingh).

UPdate: See this link to download if the mediafire link does not work.

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March 13th, 2011 at 9:08 am

UPSC Interview preparation and discussion by Uttar Pradesh Students

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It is sometimes wise to discuss for interview preparations according to your home state and some questions in the interview will be based on your home state. If you are from Uttar Pradesh you can follow this link to discuss various issues related to the state of Uttar Pradesh that will help you in your preparation of the UPSC Civil Services and other interviews.

A number of issues are being discussed in  forum and you can join them. For example: Bundelkhand, law and order, Building statutes etc.

Building parks and installing statues is not against law. Caste politics is not forbidden in law. Keeping the state underdeveloped is not illegal. So do we have to support such actions?
No, they r not asking u to give an opinion from legal perspective (unless specifically asked). They are asking you to analyze the policies in terms of their welfare potential, their social impact etc. Thus, in my opinion we very much criticize the wrong policies of the govt. I am not asking you to criticize some person but the processes and policies.

– comment by Kaushlendra

All I wanna say is UP was earlier first cadre choice of Top rankers so why u think they are quiet if as per u everything is wrong in UP ??????????
When we sit for IAS interviews , we must stop acting like anti-government pro – media Bhartiya Junta and must put ourself in shoes of a Public service Officer seeing everything from Optimistic perspective and not critical outlook as if u become officer , you have to defend government actions unless situation is worse when u rise upto bad acts of politicians.
There may be 100 wrong things in UP but then 1o good thngs are also shaping up like "Greater Noida" is coming up as World Class City , so r we forgetting it here ?????
Why always form anti-govt outlook everywhere ????
Dont forget , this interview is going to be for a member of Governmet and not for Masala Hungry Media House !!!!!!!!!!
I hope u got my point my friend…..
Problem is everywhere and UP is still a lawful land like others , we must appreciate that …….Things are not yet Dabangg like – says Jain Digvijay

I never said everything is bad in UP. What my point is that if we can’t dare to pinpoint the mistakes in policies, how we are going to bring improvements in the system. Remember our role as an administrator is not just to implement the policies but we also play a role in formulation of policies.
I have criticized the policy of wasting money on parks, statues and not having enough fund to implement crucial Acts like RTE. Since I ,as an administrator , can criticize it, I will be able to suggest a better way to govt . For example, I will suggest her that you build 100s of schools and install your statue in each of school, I will advice her to build 100s of hospitals and put her statues there, I will request her to build 100s of small scale industries and put all elephants and statues there.
So in my opinion we don’t have to work blindfolded, like law.- Kaushlendra

This will also be useful for anybody looking for some discussion on the state of Uttar Pradesh for various reasons. See the link

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March 13th, 2011 at 9:01 am