Why did the Soviet government censor the opera “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District” by Shostakovich?


By Sunil Kumar Some of the reasons this opera was banned include; in-your-face sexuality that was perceived by the Soviet authorities as vulgar and anarchic; that would lead to disruption in society. Success abroad was termed by communist ideologues in …

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Is India turning into a Hitler’s Germany?


By Sunil Kumar If India was truly Hitler’s Germany; no freedom to ask this question. The Gestapo would have located you; forced you to pledge allegiance to the “Swastika” and become part of Hitler Youth. Also; some work for the …

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