In the immortal words of Popeye the Sailor Man: I yam what I yam and 1
To all who are asking:the point of mentioning Chomsky was that we should be able to recognize moral strength even in those we disagree with.
I'm back at work, so I'm taking a break from Twitter. Thanks for the chat everyone but I need quiet & introspection to write again.
Many thanks to the Indian public & media in Delhi, Bangalore & Mumbai for greeting me so warmly & expressing such affection for my work.
The simple fact is that the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ordered the police to block my arrival.
Finally re Kolkata: the lit meet organizers are lying when they say I wasn't invited. I have emails and plane tkt sent by them to prove it.
Also re Kolkata... The police gave my full itinerary to the press and called Muslim leaders, clearly inciting protests.
Ridiculous, Saugata Roy. I did not get "friendly advice" to stay away from Kolkata. I was told the police would put me on next plane out.
Ok ok I refuse to appoint a favourite reader without some sort of major knock-out competition. Thank you all, folks. And goodnight.
The advice I gave @AddisAhmed2 was first given by the King of Hearts to the White Rabbit in "Alice in Wonderland." So, I waive the £30.