Tag: Samanth Subramanian

  • Banned Books Week: “The State’s Duty”

    “The State’s Duty” Samanth Subramanian (First published in the New York Times’ India Ink blog, February 2012) On several occasions already, in what is still a very new year, various arms of the Indian state have recused themselves from their duty of protecting free speech, citing the threat of violence as fair justification. The Rajasthan police have been […]

  • Food: Following Fish

    (Published in the Business Standard, June 2010, in the food column) The arguments against fish are many, especially in a north Indian city like Delhi. Fish is bony — often, in fact, the tastier the fish, the bonier it is. Its fragrance is persistent, and for some, too pungent to handle. Meat is relatively easy […]