Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ideas to Ponder: "Cost of Free Thoughts!"

Today, Everyone claims that, he is living in a free country! But believe me; there is no such word in reality...and if there is, then the term 'free country' is actually an oxymoron! 

There is a cost involved in every free thing, because we are capable of seeing only the free (tangible part), but not the hidden costs (intangible part) involved. Specially if these are free thoughts, which question the powerful dogmatic authority...

In a recent turn of events, the award-winning Indian author Arundhati Roy is facing possible arrest in India on sedition charges after publicly advocating for Kashmir independence and challenging India's claim that Kashmir is an "integral part of India." If charged and convicted of sedition Roy could face up to life in prison. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her novel, The God of Small Things, and has also written two screenplays and several collections of essays. 

Watch this interview: here.

Majority of people who are reading this post, would not agree with my stand on this issues, but those who use their reasoning abilities of their minds would support it! As a saying by famous investor Warren Buffet goes: "If majority of people say a wrong thing or believe in it; it's still a wrong thing!" 

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Post written by Anshul Gupta. Follow him on twitter.
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