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Jayalalithaa and Mamata Banerjee have been known to respond to parodying with legal suits-but these are more about bruised egos seeking apology than actual statements causing offence.

The conflict the AIB Roast raises is of hypocrisies activated at various levels. While Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and Karan Johar made themselves willing butts, fact is, Bollywood has always had a hidden vein of humour coursing through it.

It just played itself out privately. Actors have always taken to mikes at private parties and mimicked each other, made gay or sexually offensive jokes, and good-naturedly ribbed absent or senior members.

When Rohan Joshi took to the stage now infamously saying the AIB collective was "only saying out loud what everyone was saying at parties", everyone knew what he meant. So why was the shock pitched higher when the river surfaced? Apart from making the private public, objections have been raised to the foul language used, to the objectification of women, and the irreverence for religion.

While they have positioned themselves as great equalisers, bringing a glimpse of a unique Western culture of ribaldry home to the ill-exposed in India, there are those who view them as condescending imports, literally decontextualised and unintelligently transposed. She explains that her husband is a project manager with IBM in Manila and she was born in the UK to a father who worked with the National Health Service for 40 years; a brother remains an anaesthetist there while another works for Ericsson in Sweden.

Ghuge discusses sex with her two children, she says, and is a liberal mother, but there is a difference between being liberal and being indecent, she believes. I've taught the Constitution for 11 years.

I know what free speech is.

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But this was crossing the limit of decency," she says. There is no legal definition of decency in India; it is deliberately kept vague to fit the perception of individuals, she acknowledges. The problem, she says, is there is a difference when icons crack jokes about rape and religion in a closed elite circuit, educated and able to decode innuendo and meaning, and between having that aired to 80 per cent of the country that doesn't comprehend context.

As much as there is a right to offend, there is a right to take offence. In Hyderabad, the stand-up comics are essentially crowd pleasers. We dare not take potshots at anybody since people are not ready yet to be laughed at.

When I hold shows in Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam, I'm given a slip with a list of topics and people that I need to strictly avoid. We have a long way to go before we can accept this kind of humour, take it in our stride and respect artists who come out in the open and give voice to expression of every kind," he says. In this environment, it is imperative that the changes in the law keep up with the language of a new generation.

From these the Mau, a Samoan nationalist organisation, was born; it had its office in Nelson's building.

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In May Nelson founded a newspaper, the Samoa Guardian, to support its claims, and in June, in a display of strength, he organised a sports meeting and a ball for Mau supporters parallel to similar events being held by the administration. Such defiance, confirmed by a visit to New Zealand in July to petition Parliament, intensified official disapproval and in January he was deported from Samoa for five years. He was exiled to New Zealand. From there he went to Geneva to petition the Mandates Commission of the League of Nations for Samoan self-government, and then to London where he unsuccessfully asked the Privy Council to cancel his deportation.

Returning to New Zealand, where he had published two pamphlets, The truth about Samoa and Samoa at Geneva, he was resolute as ever. The government was equally firm. He was rescued from this by the Labour victory in the general election of In June the balance of Nelson's exile was revoked.

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He returned home and gave his approval to a co-operation agreement drawn up between Samoan leaders and New Zealand negotiators. In he led a delegation to New Zealand to hasten the enactment of legislation regarding Samoa, and in November he was re-elected to the Legislative Council. While asserting his identity as a European, Nelson was also proud of his standing as a Samoan.