Monthly Archives: August 2014

of expressions and freedom

As a field reporter, he was there to cover the Independence Day celebrations when he saw her. She stood in a corner near the main stage, with a smirk on her face and a sign-board that read – INDEPENDENCE DAY, REALLY?

He pulled his camera out and took a quick snap of her. Even before he could take another, she was whisked away by a group of policemen. Apparently it was not allowed to protest on that street on the Independence Day. He thought the irony would make a powerful story and submitted the photograph to the newspaper.

To his amazement, it got printed the next day on the cover page. The comma and the question-mark had been carefully removed.

There is no greater expression than the expression of freedom. There is no greater freedom than the freedom of expression.