Nandini Rathi is a Senior Sub-Editor with indianexpress.com
To begin with, it is squarely undemocratic, if not also constitutionally illegal, for state-run institutes to discriminate against a section of eligible students on the basis of their marital status.
It is easy to intimidate scholars, academicians and students engaged in discussions -- especially on any subjects related to India's fault lines along the lines of religion, caste, tribal groups and states with troubled histories.
One placard, pulled out of context from a 10 month old anti-war video, stunningly and wholly hijacked the attention away from her cause of decrying ABVP violence in Ramjas. Suddenly the discourse became that of Kaur ‘supporting’ Pakistan.
It is the system of unfair expectations that needs to be tackled -- not victims of it that need to broken.
According to a FBI report, 2015 – the year Trump began his heavy-on-immigrant-and-Muslim-bashing presidential campaign – saw a 67 per cent jump in hate crimes against Muslims.
The campaign has seen a huge outpouring of support from the community, including several Indian-Americans, who rightly see Grillot's actions as heroic and driven by the noble urge to stand up for the wronged victims.
Fearless Nadia became what no woman in Bombay cinema had ever been before -- the hero.
The ethics is knowing when to hold back and how to perform damage-control. In sexual violence cases, that should be done by strictly prioritising survivors over sensationalism.
What Professor Ranavat set out to do was her job, because teachers are responsible for providing opportunities for students to open up their minds to all point of views -- even if some of them cause discomfort.
These incidents call into question how desensitised we as bystanders have become to ignore the dire need of victims of violence and accident.
What was witnessed from afar on TV screens was in fact behavior befitting goons, rather than elected representatives of the people.
Sufi shrines are visited both by minority Shiite and Sunni Muslims, but radical militant groups like the Islamic State consider the practice to be against Islam