I am not talking about the various challenges faced by our government, be it at the centre or the ruling party in states but the state of creative people like authors, artists, cartoonists and all the literary tribe whose creativity is being stifled by people in power. Not too long ago we have seen an author who wrote about the age old practice about a certain community had to literally go into hiding to save his skin even as he took a tough decision not to write any more which came as a disappointment to all his readers.
I donot know returning the Sahitya Academy Awards by the Awardees is a wise thing or not but what surprises me is like flock journalism, the trend seems to be continuing and jokes on the ‘issue’ increasing in the print media with apt captions to the delight of readers who appreciate humour and satire. I wonder which tribe will follow next and return theawards and titles received and conferred on them. Probably a precedent should be set by politicians who have been conferred honorary doctorates for reasons best known only to them!