Thursday, November 11, 2010

Miss Roy misses the prize

A Spanish photographer, Emilio Morenatti was awarded the first Freedom of Speech prize for Journalistic Values, yesterday. Interesting! Didn't know such prizes existed.

Was that why the whole fuss over Kashmir and its freedom created by Arundhati Roy? Was she eying a similar prize for writers too? It's rather sad all her efforts went in vain though. All the work she put in to prepare those speeches, delivering them without violating the country's sedition laws, following up with other discourses on the freedom of speech and expression, and someone else walked away with the prize! All that hard work and not even a special mention. It's sad.

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