"Opinions are like assholes- everyone has one"!
These are my opinions. They don't matter much because they do not bring any change. People live as ever - spitting, throwing garbage, cheating, bribing, but leading a moral life - not smoking, not eating meat, not visiting a prostitute.
It’s unfortunate that India could not become a home to an artist that was born and raised in India. MF Husain who was haunted by Hindu zealots for many years now has eventually taken up Qatar nationality giving up Indian citizenship. This is a major setback to Indian democracy. This shows that we are still a long way from becoming a mature democracy.
India has a long standing tradition of depicting their gods in nude. Sanskrit texts extol romantic and erotic settings between various gods and goddesses. Goddess Laxmi’s breasts are discussed in explicit details, and sringara is an inherent part of the Indian mythology. Indian temples are galore with various gods and goddesses in erotic postures and in some temples, the depictions are downright pornographic where more than one multiple partners are making love.
A super-hero Hanuman holding nude deity, by the Ravi Varma Press, 1910's