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Can We Get Past The Gatekeepers?

Can We Get Past The Gatekeepers?

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It has been a few months of noisy outrage. It started on 14th June with the shocking news that a rising star Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his apartment. Few bought the 'suicide theory' and started calling out nepotism and ill-treatment of 'outsiders' in the film industry. A few weeks later, a book on the 2020 Delhi riots was canceled by its publisher abruptly. People started raising alarms about the threat to freedom of expression, and the blame was put on ‘influential authors’ who allegedly lobbied to get the book blocked. In other news that week, Congress President Sonia Gandhi offered to resign but was reinstated as the President after a lot of drama. The people, one more time, rued the fact that just one family was controlling an organization with a rich legacy. One can...