An Art Attack for Criticism?

At the opening of a retrospective celebrating the painter Prabhakar Barwe at Bombay’s National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) last week, the chief guest Amol Palekar criticised the NGMA. However, the guests interrupted him and asked him to stick to eulogising Barwe. Mumbai Live cartoonist Pradeep Mhapsekar states why it is not okay to curb criticism