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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Telangana govt’s diktat on ‘married women a distraction in colleges’ is squarely regressive

March 2, 2017 6:06:11 pm

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.

Without any concept of right to offend, India cannot expect to become cultural capital of the world

June 18, 2020 2:51:23 pm

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.

Gajendra Chauhan’s FTII tenure ends: Here’s a timeline

March 2, 2017 3:11:57 pm

Traditionally, FTII’s chairman has a tenure of 3 years. Interestingly, Chauhan completes his tenure tomorrow, after heading the chair for only one year and seven months.

Kashmir schools reopening: Govt, Separatists should never use education to fulfil their agendas

March 2, 2017 8:33:24 am

In these eight months the student’s especially young children faced trauma like situations who always questioned their parents why the schools are shut and when schools will be opened again.

Taarak Mehta even provoked those around him to find their funny bone

June 18, 2020 2:53:51 pm

Taarak Mehta’s four page column ‘Duniya Ne Undha Chashma’ in Chitralekha became very popular among readers.

Fact check: Donald Trump’s address to Congress filled with rhetoric and inaccuracies

June 18, 2020 2:55:02 pm

The joint address to Congress by Trump was filled with inaccuracies, rhetoric and exaggerations and after a fact-check, it seems clear that he may have just read a half-researched speech off the teleprompter.

Trump’s half-hearted mention of hate crimes in joint address hints unwillingness to take action

March 1, 2017 12:51:40 pm

His campaign was filled with inflammatory rhetoric and this administration’s policies seem no different. Hate crimes like the Kansas attacks have followed a wave of racist attacks and this wave continues unabated.

Gurmehar Kaur’s old placard came in handy for trolls to slam her for SaveDU campaign

February 28, 2017 6:50:46 pm

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.

Gurmehar Kaur’s retraction of campaign shows how women who voice dissent are gagged in India

June 18, 2020 2:58:50 pm

From Kaur to Zaira Wasim, those who’ve challenged authority or seemed to have ‘displeased’ it, have received hate threats and been forced into submission

Is BJP getting nervous about majority claims as UP polls enter final phase?

June 18, 2020 2:59:39 pm

A last ditch appeal for majority showing concern of a hung mandate looks uncharacteristic of the usually assured PM.

Kimmel at Oscars and Gurmehar on Ramjas: The contrast in how protests are received

June 18, 2020 3:02:31 pm

The reaction of the public at large on the violent and threatening reaction to a peaceful protest speaks volumes about the culture of protest in India and the even more ironically the ‘acceptability’ of forms of peaceful protest.

Kargil martyr’s daughter mocked for slamming ABVP: Is Twitter pushing celebrities to cross the line?

June 18, 2020 3:03:41 pm

Cricketer Virender Sehwag and actor Randeep Hooda took to Twitter to give their opinion on a Delhi University student who had posted a picture on Facebook and Twitter protesting against the ABVP.