So who said these words, and do you disagree?

How do you feel when somebody else puts in a few crisp, simple sentences something you have always wanted to say?

On being asked,

“At what point of time, does liberty for yourself becomes license to abuse others?”

This person (can you guess who?) said,

“It’s a loaded question ofcourse because I am not talking about liberty for myself but about liberty also for others to abuse me, which they have freely utilized. I am not trying to say that I am the only one who gets to speak, only that I also get to speak. The question of the limits of freedom – unfortunately, these days, people have begun to fall into the trap of believing that it is right to limit freedom, at that point which you were mentioning the point of where other people don’t like what you are saying, I am telling you, if you go down that road, nobody will be able to speak at all, because everybody can object for whatever reason to somebody else and you silence all speech…that’s the consequence of that mindset, it is better to be in a world where people say what they want and if you don’t like it, you say so in return. That’s how the debate of an open society proceeds. Of course I am not saying I am the only one who gets to talk, obviously I am not saying that…”[Link] – Don’t click before attempting a guess!!!

Can’t guess?

Here’s some more from the same source!!

“Freedom. It’s a beautiful sounding word. We say, who would be against freedom? It’s a word that you would automatically be for, one would think. You think of a free society as one in which a thousand flowers bloom, in which a thousand and one voices speak… what a simple and grand idea… But in our time, many essential freedoms are in danger of defeat and not only in totalitarian or authoritarian states, here in India also a combination of religious fanaticism, political opportunism and I have to to say public apathy, is damaging that freedom upon which all other freedoms depend which is the freedom of expression…”


Answer and win the Prestigious Yellow Polka Dotted Cup!!!

Not publishing the correct answers yet – please do mention if you agree or disagree with the speaker.

Related posts:

Ek main aur ek tu. Guess why I loved this movie.

Please guess why would I give 9 on 10 to ‘Ek main aur ek tu’.

1. You may please grab as many of these badges as the valid reasons you can give for what made me love this movie 😆

2. Some of the hints are in the trailer above…

3. If the reason is a spoiler, I will edit it out but you still get the award.

4. And a special award for guessing why 9, why not 10.

With many thanks to Usha, Shail, Ruchira, Aabha (Please do remind me if I have missed your name!) –  I hope you like the promised twist to the tag 🙂

1. You can think of only one valid reason? No problem, here’s a badge for you!

2. Two reasons… Congratulations 😆

3. Three valid reasons… 😆

4. Four valid reasons, four badges 🙂

5. Five valid reasons? You also earn The Versatile Blogger badge!!

6. And this one only if you can give FIVE or more valid reasons 😀 And also explain why nine, why not ten.

And The Prestigious Yellow Polka Dotted Cup goes to…

And it’s my proud privilege to hand over The Prestigious Yellow Polka Dotted Cup to each one of proud winners 🙂 K10, Scribby, Rajk, Anil Singhal, Aamir, sandhya, Haritha, scorpria, vethal, zradar, SS ,Smita, abinaya1412 and Aditya  and Sam (with some grace marks, because they said Sahaydri range and Lonavla, not Mumbai) 😆

Congratulations winners 🙂

And heh heh 😆 😆


This very special badge for each one of those who thought I could still be in the plane “If this is what I passed on the way… No more than fifteen minutes before reaching here…
:mrgreen:  Congratulations 😀 😉

So guess where am I?


If this is what I passed on the way… No more than fifteen minutes before reaching here.


Can you guess?

United Colours of India :) And the winners are…

Many thought these sensational pictures were from Haryana, UP, Delhi, South India, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry, I think we do have such colours on our walls in all parts of India and would love to see similar pictures from all these other places too.

Some pictures in the last post were cropped, take a look at the uncropped versions. The name of the location is very obvious now I think 🙂

This green house has rooms for rent…
A greener green.
Bluest blue walls.
This  yellow house had two very alert dogs.

Who wanted to see the colour of the soil? 🙂
This place sells old furniture, garden furniture and curios.

Yellow windows were not as staid as everybody thought, they came with green pillars 🙂

Hint: What’s that golden something being sold in that Bisleri bottle?
Not the same purple?
And purple again! (Loved this color in Sikkim too)


This one is for GVjee who found some of the colours above garish 🙂

These dramatic colours are ‘the result of the unwritten rule during the Portuguese occupation of Goa that no private house or building could be painted in white. Only churches and chapels enjoyed this privilege.’

Equally striking colors are popular in other parts of India too.

This one was in Leh.


The winners of The Prestigious Yellow Polka Dotted Cup are:

Double Inverted Commas, Ashwathy, Haritha (special mention for too much accurate information 😉 ), AK, scribblehappy and R’mom.

(Please feel free to protest if you almost guessed and your name is missing from this list)

And it’s my proud privilege to hand over The Prestigious Yellow Polka Dotted Cup to each one of these proud winners 🙂

Congratulations Winners 🙂

Related Post:

The Indian male’s favorite colour is…

Do the colours on your walls say something about your personality :)

Win The Prestigious Yellow Polka Dotted Cup by guessing correctly where each one of the pictures below is taken.  🙂

No, Chandni Chowk is not the right answer. 😆













I visited a blogging friend and met her very good looking neighbor…

I visited a blogging friend and met her very good looking neighbor…

First just a cautious peek.

Then check to see if there were any bloggers with cameras around 🙂

It was a hot summer afternoon, hence the open beak.

Reminds you of an Oriole or a Kingfisher? Hornbill is a better guess 🙂  It belongs to Toucan family 🙂

And this is what it came to Sangeeta Khanna’s rock garden for 🙂 Placing water bowls is the easiest way to attract birds during summer.

And then one last pose… notice the whiskers?

And it’s called a the Brown Headed Barbet, so the winner of ‘The Prestigious Yellow Polka Dotted Cup’ for the ‘What’s this’ contest is Bikram 🙂

Congratulations Bikram 🙂

More Barbet pictures?

A bird on a tree outside Anna Hazare’s home in Ralegaon Siddhi.

What’s this?

Did you say you love nature?

Who or what is it???

Take a closer look?

No this isn’t a sunset 🙄 😈

The Prestigious Yellow Polka Dotted Cup goes to the first correct answer.

(Only one Winner)

What’s the first thing you notice in this picture?? (Don’t cheat!)

This afternoon we had dark clouds, wind, thunder and lightening,
Temperature fell and hopes rose,
Weather reports were tweeted from Kerala to NCR
‘Hot chai and pakoda‘ invitations were tweeted and greedily graciously accepted,
Uninvited twitter friends sulked and demanded double chai in return of de-sulking.
But guess what?
No rain! 🙂

This picture was taken to remember how Rapturous the Dooms Day was on 21st May.

Can you see why this photo is appropriate for Wet (Rain, puddles, water) – theme for Thursday Challenge 🙂

What’s the first thing you notice in this picture?? (Don’t cheat!)

This Prestigious Yellow Polka Dotted Cup goes to the first honest answer.


And the Prestigious Yellow Polka Dotted Cup goes to…

On April 1st I had asked what was so special about this tweet,

AneelaBabar: There is a God up there and s/He is wearing a green and white jersey now.”
And the prize? The Prestigious Yellow Polka Dotted Cup!!
Think you know the answer?? Then wait!
Leave a comment, before reading any further, please make my day by leaving an incorrect answer.
Hint: “Sachin Tendulakar wore blue.” is incorrect. 🙄
🙄 🙄 🙄

Here’s the correct answer:

Congratulations Prathima 🙂