Stop censoring art
The urge to control what the common man consumes via entertainment is like a disease that refuses to go away.
Art imitates life. Or so we are told. In our country though, if art reflects an uncomfortable truth, we scramble to censor it. Freedom of speech be damned, artistic expression too; if what we see makes us question government authority or deeply entrenched social practices, we would rather shove it under the carpet. There is also the dangerous matter of autocracy of the political class that seems to be forcing us to toe the line in cinema, art, and on social media.