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When Delhi Police protected the JMI Campus with Brutality & Force

It's 15th of December when thousands of localites took onto the streets to protest against the NRC and CAA in a display of civil resistance. Little did anyone know, about the Delhi Police that was all prepared to test their brute forces and methods on every strand of Jamia Millia Islamia; students, professors and the… Continue reading When Delhi Police protected the JMI Campus with Brutality & Force

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JMI Alumni Neha Dixit honoured with International Press Freedom Award

In these tough times, where everything is sensationalized and based on half-baked knowledge, read how Neha Dixit who recently received the CPJ- Press Freedom Award managed to overcome these obstacles with integrity and hard work. Tom Stoppard once said that- I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, Journalism is a… Continue reading JMI Alumni Neha Dixit honoured with International Press Freedom Award

Article, The Political Express

Elitist Exploitation of the Proletarian Pack : How to avoid being sheep in that regard

Even in the 21st century, we choose blissful ignorance over identifying ways in which the government fleeced our ancestors, and still continues to do so. We ignore the recurring signs that tell us that we’re all still stuck with the herd mentality. Because we presuppose that government works for our welfare, forgetting that it is… Continue reading Elitist Exploitation of the Proletarian Pack : How to avoid being sheep in that regard

Creative writing, Short stories

Twenty-Four Hours

It was 6pm by the clock; the sky was almost dark with clouds when Maya entered her home with a tired face. “Why do you look so dreary?” Maya’s mother asked. Reluctant to reply, she threw her bag away and jumped onto bed with eyes closed. “Maa, seniors also say the same, first year of… Continue reading Twenty-Four Hours

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Plotting Tales of Partition: Friction that Fuels the Fiction

Unbiased at least he was when he arrived on his mission, Having never set eyes on the land he was called to partition Between two peoples fanatically at odds, With their different diets and incompatible gods.” Where W.H. Auden’s Cynical evaluation of Sir Cyril Radcliffe’s division of British India into Independent dominions- India and the… Continue reading Plotting Tales of Partition: Friction that Fuels the Fiction

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Ours is the Age of Anxiety

Converge, Converse, consume, contain & coast, this is exactly what Malin, Quant, Rosetta & Emble do in W.H. Auden’s 1948 Pulitzer winning baroque eclogue ‘The Age of Anxiety’. The 138 line psychological &  spiritual verse is an allegory on the lives of the four protagonists Malin, Rosetta, Quant & Emble perfectly manifesting Jung’s concept of… Continue reading Ours is the Age of Anxiety

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A learned Clerk in the Colonial Archive: Pandit Ram Gharib Chaube and the Linguistics Survey of India

The Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia, hosted the Twelfth Ahmed Ali Memorial Lecture on 28th February, 2019. The lecture entitled A learned Clerk in the Colonial Archive: Pandit Ram Gharib Chaube and the Linguistics Survey of India, was addressed by noted scholar, Professor Shahid Amin. The talk opened with a welcome address by Professor… Continue reading A learned Clerk in the Colonial Archive: Pandit Ram Gharib Chaube and the Linguistics Survey of India

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Poet, Writer,Scholar, Meena Alexander Dies at 67

“I came into this world in an Allahabad hospital,Close to a smelly cow pasture.”— Meena Alexander Meena Alexander, Indian poet, writer and scholar, passed away on Tuesday, November 21 in New York, aged 67. Winner of the 2002 PEN Open Book Award for her poetry collection Illiterate Heart, Alexander has been hailed as one of the… Continue reading Poet, Writer,Scholar, Meena Alexander Dies at 67

Poetry

चार धाम में गिरे ये चित चौरासी बार हैं।

दूध पर जमी मलाई का भगौना भर गया, आज माँ ने पिन्नियाँ बनानी हैं। घर में घी जो बन रहा, बने बिना बिखर गया, आज चूल्हे आग न लगानी है। साग जो बिलखती माँ के खून से निखर गया, आज आँसू से फसल उगानी है। बेतहाशा बद तमीज़ बच्चे जो हैं पल रहे, कंठ कड़वा,… Continue reading चार धाम में गिरे ये चित चौरासी बार हैं।

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धरती, धर्म और भूख : एक संकलन।

नभ में चहका लख लाल देख लिखता बहता कंकाल देख आप ही संहारता आहिस्ता आहिस्ता हृदय निकाल फेंक आहिस्ते हृदय निकाल फेंक । मायूस नैन जर्जर काया ना आवे नजर किसी जमघट में, नह तृप्त करे कोहि मोह माया, ख्वाहिश तमाम रस्ते अनेक हर ख्वाहिश हिस्से एकहई स्वर हर ख्वाहिश हिस्से घाट एक । नह… Continue reading धरती, धर्म और भूख : एक संकलन।