Aaqib Khan

Aaqib Khan (2015) is a student of Convergent Journalism in the AJK-Mass Communication Research Centre. He can be reached via email at: aaqibkhan[at]jamiajournal.com


[Photo: Khalid Jaleel/ Jamia Journal]

This is a strange story of fate and opportunity coming together. This is the story of being clueless about my future to sitting in one of India’s most prestigious media colleges. This is about my journey to Jamia’s AJK Mass Communication Research Centre. So let me rewind a little. Year 2013. I had finished my graduation in English literature with ...

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Student Hangouts on Campus

Maggi Station; Sept 2012 (Photo: Aaqib Khan)

Admissions have been done with, classes have gathered steam, but does campus life feel a bit boring? Fret not for below is a list of some of the most exciting and happening places on Jamia campus that you can rush to for a break, to make new friends, or simply to try out some of the delicious food they have ...

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Movie Review: The Darkest Hour (Rating 2/5)


Star Cast: Emile Hirsch, Max Minghella, Olivia Thirlby Directed by: Chris Gorak Produced by: Timur Bekmambetov, Tom Jacobson Story by: Leslie Bohem, M.T. Ahern, Jon Spaiths Jamia Journal Rating: **/5 Aliens invade Earth in invisible form, killing and destroying whatever comes in sight. They steal electricity from whatever they find luminescent. Only a handful people survive, and this film follows ...

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Movie Review: The Adventures of Tintin (Rating 4/5)

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Star Cast: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Toby Jones. Director by: Steven Spielberg Produced by: Peter Jackson Written by: Hergé, Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish Jamia Journal Rating: **** 4/5 “The Adventures Of Tintin – The Secret Of The Unicorn,” was a long awaited, highly-anticipated flick, since it is based on a classic comic ...

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PROSE: The Empty Glass


Chapter 1 Shocked, suffocated and horrified, I woke up, breathing heavily and sweating feverishly. It was the middle of a dark, moon-less night and dry air moved the curtains of the window. I reached for the glass of water, removed the coaster that was covering it, and gulped the water down in one go. It was slowly turning to be ...

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Movie Review: Ra.One (Rating: 4/5)

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Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Armaan Verma Producer: Gauri Khan Director: Anubhav Sinha Rating: **** (4/5) Ra.One is not your typical bollywood film or for that matter a typical SRK film. There’s no gigantic families roaming about with lavish Karan Malhotra dresses. No wedding songs. No SRK’s trademark sobbing-with-arched-eyebrows. And no one-costume-per-location songs. It’s a hell lot different. ...

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OPINION: Fasting Till Furious and Fuming


I love eating. Now just to prove it to you, I’m not going to marry the owner of a fast food joint. But believe me, I really love it. And by “it” I’m referring to food here, not marriage. Right from the time we are born, we have our nutrition charts made directing us to focus on balanced diet. But, ...

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Music Review: Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (Rating 3/5)

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Music: Sohail Sen Lyrics: Irshad Kamil Producer: Aditya Chopra Director: Ali Abbas Zafar Rating: *** (3/5) A Yash Raj Film always promises quality movie and music, and is greatly successful in delivering them up to the mark. Their latest offering, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, reconfirms this fact. The music has got a great response, and the trailers too have got ...

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Vacation Diary: Experiencing Life

A photograph of my cousin after a game of cricket. The setting sun gave perfect light creating a silhouette effect. Tulsipur

Vacations are always waited and celebrated, and more waiting and celebrating happens when they are vacations of college. No pressure of pending assignments, no stress of holiday home-works. Pure, undiluted fun. An opportunity to follow your passion, to be your own self. To find your true self. Vacations are meant to get away from home, to get away from all ...

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Jamia To Conduct Common Entrance For Some Courses


[Note: Following is a Jamia press release.] Starting this year, Jamia Millia Islamia will be conducting a common entrance test for some of the undergraduate courses on offer in its Faculty of Humanities and Languages, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences. The Common Entrance Test in Faculty of Social Sciences will be conducted across two clusters. One group/cluster ...

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