“We hadn’t dreamt that a day would come when the newly-born republic of hope would turn into a republic of fear for thinkers and writers.”

“We hadn’t dreamt that a day would come when the newly-born republic of hope would turn into a republic of fear for thinkers and writers.”

Fellow-writers and friends, good morning. On such a morning as this, breathing the pure, bracing air of the hills, I wish I could speak of bright and bubbly things. But I cannot. I can only speak of what's been on my mind, on all our minds, in recent times.    For the last few years…