Freedom of Speech in India

“If you write a book that annoys or inconveniences me, even deliberately, I have no civil or criminal recourse. But if you send an e-mail message, or post a tweet, you could face three years in jail, that’s higher than the two-year imprisonment for causing death by negligence.”- Pranesh Prakash
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The dude in question:

@TOI’s WTF Daily Dose

Write legibly, doctors told

Taking a path-breaking initiative, the Karnataka Medical Council (KMC) has issued a directive to all 96,920 doctors registered with it to improve their handwriting while prescribing medicines. For, the clarity of a doctor’s handwriting is a very important part of healthcare communication.
“I apologize for the inconvenience”, US astronaut Neil Armstrong told Indira Gandhi when informed that the Indian Prime Minister had kept awake till 4.30am to watch him land on the moon on July 20, 1969.

Stephen Shen, head of the Environmental Protection Administration, said Monday he himself had adopted the habit, and suggested other men follow suit so toilet seats will be ready for the next user.

“I don’t think she was used to anyone saying no because she flew into a rage when I declined. She took out a knife and forced me to undress,” he said. The 34-year-old was later taken to hospital with half a dozen knife wounds.

Shareholders invoke gods to ward off Maruti’s woes 

AGM, attended by Osamu Suzuki, chairman of Maruti’s parent Suzuki, saw emotional outbursts by many shareholders who felt that divine interventions will rid the company of its problems. “Let us recite the gayatri mantra three times,” said an elderly shareholder Yash Pal Chopra, who recited the Vedic Sanskrit holy verse three times and asked others, including Suzuki and the brass of Maruti, to join in.

Harry Salute