20 October, 2020

No Picture On The Stamp

Are state awards more about patronage? And does one become complicit by accepting? The jury is out.

No Picture On The Stamp
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Naysayers 2005

  • Romila Thapar: Eminent historian and authority on ancient Indian history

     

  • S.R. Shankaran: Ex-civil servant and now interlocutor between PW rebels and AP govt

     

  • Kanaksen Deka: Eminent journalist and editor of Assamese daily Agradoot

     

  • K.V. Subbanna: Temple architect, theatre doyen, Magsaysay winner

"I see nothing wrong in it. I would certainly not pursue an honour but I do think it is ungracious to turn it down." Mark Tully, Journalist

 

"When you accept, you do become a government favourite. But it needn’t make you an ardent follower."...

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