Tag: the offence series

  • The BS Column: Will you take offence? One cup or two?

    (Published in the Business Standard, June 22nd, 2009; this is the longer, uncut version of the piece that appeared in print) A few years after the ban on Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses in India, I happened to be browsing in a London bookshop. (*Corrected thanks to Rahul Siddharthan–the original line mentioned incorrectly that Khomeini’s fatwa […]