Interview, Report

Fight for the Right

On Monday October 8th, 2018; Waqas Khalid, campus journalist of The Jamia Review, interviewed some students from the Turkish Department for the ongoing protest and hunger strike being carried out by the them against the mismanagement caused by the faculty of Humanities and Languages. Three students were the main interviewees from the first, second and… Continue reading Fight for the Right

Article

The One Time Rajasthan High Court, Played Freud

I’ve always nurtured a fear of missing out that stems from not knowing what might have happened on a fine morning, in the winter of ’98 or on a particular afternoon in the year of ’99 but in a hysteric judgement, pun intended, The Rajasthan High Court ruled that women can plead the defence of insanity… Continue reading The One Time Rajasthan High Court, Played Freud

Article, Report, The Political Express

Jamia Administration’s unrelenting fundamentalism

I am reminded today of Malaysia, a perfectly happy society slowly being divided by the over-enthusiasm of fundamentalism. Only to be reminded of my alma mater. Making a case for the educated minority while still reinforcing the same things that have held an entire section back for ages now. Jamia administration rolled back their relaxation… Continue reading Jamia Administration’s unrelenting fundamentalism

Article, Report

Clash of Economic Models

Around me I see many people romancing the idea of Socialism as the only true system which gives equality to all. Socialism started as a labour movement but now has become a political system of governance and a full fledged political ideology. It fights it's rival capitalism which may not be used as a political… Continue reading Clash of Economic Models

Poetry

The Red Grass

Aristotle said that The harmony is the medium of music; At dawn, the sound of the flute or lyre Is an imitation Of one's warmth. I see, this is why Filters were invented To conceal the warmth To envy the chords. The monsoon must have cried As hundred hands tore open Two young bodies While… Continue reading The Red Grass

Poetry

इंसान बन सकोगे तुम ?

क्या अपना सकोगे तुम सूखे पेड़ से लटकी हुइ शाखों को रंडी खानो में भिखरे हुए बालों को, और गर्भ को, और चेतनाओं को, और उस दिल को, और उस हारे हुए जिस्म को क्या अपना सकोगे तुम । . क्या संवार सकोगे तुम उन भिखरे हुए बालों को, लटकी हुइ खालों को, या तने… Continue reading इंसान बन सकोगे तुम ?

Poetry

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।

News, Report, The Political Express

The Oppressor And The Oppressed

"Just because the opressor is bad, doesn't mean that the opressed is good," said Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak in a lecture on the title 'What Is It To Translate?' in M.A. Ansari Auditorium, Jamia Millia Islamia, as she discussed the problems that subalterns face. This statement, despite all the things she said, stuck with me for… Continue reading The Oppressor And The Oppressed

Short stories

Amma Badbadi ka Darbar

Once upon a time in a big town called Emaan, there ruled a Thought as tyrant as any other king in the brutal history of this world. The Thought had so ruinously infested the town, that it could be felt in its soil, the clouds in the sky brewed storms in its praise, and the… Continue reading Amma Badbadi ka Darbar

Book Reviews, Reviews

Magic Of Roy

BOOK REVIEW – THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS BY ARUNDHATI ROY   If you’re in a dilemma, whether to read or not, the new book of Roy, THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS, here’s a short review to clear your confusion.  This book came exactly after twenty years of the previous one, THE GOD OF SMALL… Continue reading Magic Of Roy