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Sedition law: a primer

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), where I spent a decade studying and researching hi

Mental block in North Block

2014 – ghar wapsi; 2015 – cow slaughtering; 2016 – anti-nationalism. This has been the year-wise growth in India under the slogan of ‘achche din’. With the trampling o

JNU row: Books, ideas and azaadi

I first entered JNU in July 1997, weeks before India celebrated its fiftieth year of azaadi. Like most freshers, I was overawed by JNU’s sylvan sprawl, its honeycomb of red-brick buildings, i

"We don`t want freedom from India, but within India"

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student union president Kanhaiya Kumar gave an electrifying speech in the university premises after his release from the jail on Thursday. He lashed out at the gov

Down and out in Begusarai

Students need time to adjust when they come from their hinterland hometowns to JNU, the other Red Fort of Delhi. For Kanhaiya Kumar, the JNU students union president facing the sedition charge, the

Sedition on trial

The arrest of JNU students under section 124A of the Indian penal code (IPC) for protesting against the execution of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru has kicked off a debate over the relevance

Poetry, passion and politics

 Students, faculty and staff drawn from all classes, castes, regions and religions make JNU a microcosm of the country. The institution reflects a rich diversity of cultures, languages and lif

#StandWithJNU: The story so far

 "JNU has a history of making rulers – of different hues – uncomfortable. The latest attack on it is unprecedented, but it will survive and continue its job in democracy,"

Did you find Kanhaiya`s speech impressive?

Did you find Kanhaiya`s speech impressiv

Afzal Guru is not my icon, Rohith Vemula is: Kanhaiya Kumar

 A day after Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar was released from jail and delivered an electrifying speech in the university premises the student

Letter to my daughter: Why JNU matters

Dear daughter, You asked me about the JNU episode the other day. For

Nationalism and its discontents

Here is an anecdote of 2007 vintage. A well researched book on the history of Gujarat’s maritime trade with central Asia was being released. The small audience in the hall was largely made up

Why Nehru would not have taken sides in the JNU debate

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has always been a bastion of the left. Decades ago, people in power saw to it that JNU moved on the left beat. Recently, JNU students (and possibly some unidentifi

Delhi HC order on Kanhaiya`s bail: Not in order

On March 2, the Delhi high court granted bail to Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar in a sedition case registered against him in connection with a function o

Tele-jingoism: JNU coverage calls for media regulation

On the afternoon of February 25, outside the Allahabad district court, a mob of more than 200 people including men wearing black robes of the lawyer’s uniform attacked a peaceful dharna by th

We should feel proud to say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’: Sahasrabuddhe

In an attack on communists, BJP national vice president, Vinay Sahasrabuddhe called them self-proclaimed custodians of intellectualism, and said that we should feel proud to say ‘Bharat Mata

JNU, University of Hyderabad are best universities in the country: Survey

The Jawaharlal Nehru University and the University of Hyderabad, two universities which have made headlines on the issue of nationalism, are the best universities in the country, according to

Being anti-national

Of late, we’ve been hearing a lot about the charges of sedition, anti-nationalism, anti-democratic, being levelled against the students of JNU commemorating Afzal Guru and Yakub Memon. The qu

“Banning commercial surrogacy is the only way forward”

The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016, which aims to stop commercial surrogacy, was approved by

When JNU took truncheon blows to save its beloved liberalism

Few knew who Kanhaiya Kumar was before February 9, 2016, a day that saw a protest at Jawaharlal Nehru University which spawned a tsunami which ruthlessly tried to flatten the ideals of tolerance an

One year of JNU row: Reposting postcards and letters

“Initially, I found myself eagerly attending every post-dinner lecture in the mess by headline-makers of all political hues, the left, right and centre. Why I stopped going to the ABVP events

IISc tops NIRF ranking 2017

  The Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru has topped the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking, 2017 that was announced by union minister Prakash Javadekar o

A tank would look good in JNU

A proposal by JNU vice chancellor Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar to place a tank in the prestigious university has got mired in controversy, with liberals highlighting its pointlessness and neo-nationalis

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