“If you have picked writing as a career, and live in a democracy where you have a free voice, there is no reason why you shouldn’t take full advantage of that, and speak up – responsibly, of course. That’s what a democracy encourages you to do.
If you are an opinion-shaper, you better do your research, you better have your credibility. And you need guts because it’s not always a comfortable ride. You have to have the courage to tell it like it is.”
- Shobhaa De on the responsibilities of being a writer.