Mohammad Behzad Fatmi

Mohammad Behzad Fatmi (Class of 2012) is a former staff writer for Jamia Journal, and a 2012 Bachelor of Commerce graduate. He can be reached via email at: behzad.fatmi[at]gmail.com

From Gulistan-e-Ghalib to Gulistan-e-Rumi

View of a city tram in Konya during the winter season; Jan. 2013 (Photo: Courtesy Behzad Fatmi)

Sometime in early 2012, during the final months of my graduation at Jamia Millia Islamia, an eight-month-long scholarship to learn the Turkish language in Turkey came to my notice on one of the bulletin boards at my department — the Department of Commerce and Business Studies. The scholarship was offered by the Indo-Turkish Business Association (ITBA) based in New Delhi. ...

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The American Art of Shameless Defiance

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Like many other wars, the eleven years old war in Afghanistan has also turned into an embarrassing defeat of the US-led combat forces but American leadership, both present and promising, still shamelessly vows to engage into many more armed conflicts. It was October 7th, 2001 when the United States along with its western allies launched a military offensive against the ...

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OPINION: Political Love Triangle Between Israel, Obama and Romney

Opinion

In the run-up to the 2012 US presidential elections in November this year, the two candidates vying for the supreme post in the United States of America are clearly indulged in a business to impress a foreign state, a state which greatly influences America’s  politics and economy. On his first foreign visit after being finally nominated as the Republican candidate ...

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OPINION: Is the Arab Spring Challenging Western Hegemony?

Opinion

The much-touted development in West Asia, dubbed as the Arab Spring, was assiduously watched and noticed by policymakers, scholars and thinkers worldwide. The United States of America and its key allies like France, Britain, Germany, Italy, and most importantly Israel were the ones who most closely and anxiously monitored the situation on the ground. And among several reasons for this, ...

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Jamia Hosts Nat’l Trilingual Inter Univ. Debate Competition

A contestant for the debate competition at the Ansari Audi.; Tue., March 13, 2012 (Photo: Merajun Nabi)

Bol–Jamia’s debating Society under the aegis of Office of Dean Students’ Welfare, Jamia Millia Islamia–organized a national trilingual inter university debate competition on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. The three languages in which the debate was conducted were Urdu, English and Hindi. The M.A. Ansari Auditorium was the venue for the national competition. . The topic for the debate was, “Absolute ...

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Dept. of Comm. and Dept. of Eco. Celebrate Annual Fest Dubbed “Ecocracy”

Performers for the cultural program at the Ansari Audi.; Monday, Feb 27, 2012 (Behzad Fatmi)

The department of commerce and business studies in collaboration with the department of economics organized a two-day annual fest called “Ecocracy” on the university campus. The whole day included many fun related learning activities and cultural events. The festival took place on February 27 and 28, 2012. There were three different venues reserved for about a dozen of activities including ...

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Dept. of Commerce and Business Studies Organizes a Workshop on Entrepreneurship

Mr. Rajiv Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, RockeTalk Inc. speaking at the dept. of Comm. and Bus.; Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 (Photo: Behzad Fatmi)

In collaboration with the National Entrepreneurship Network, the department of commerce and business studies, organized a workshop titled, “Making of an Entrepreneur” on Thursday, February 16, 2012 in the seminar room, department of social work.   Mr. Rajiv Kumar, Chief Executive Officer of the RockeTalk Inc. was invited to the event to address the students. He narrated to them the ...

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OPINION: Is Holding Parliament Hostage Over FDI Justified?

Opinion

Since the start of parliament’s winter session this year, the functioning of parliament has been stalled mainly due to the issues that include the demand for a separate Telangana State in Andhra Pradesh, Mullaperiyar dam in Kerala and the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in unorganized retail trade. The already queered government on issues such as 2G spectrum allocation and Commonwealth ...

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Aijaz Ahmed Speaks on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Aijaz Ahmed speaking at Dayar-e-Mir Taqi Mir; Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011 (Photo: Khalid Jaleel)

A discussion on the issues concerning the Palestinian territory was held at the Dyar-e-Mir Taqi Mir on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. The discussion was part of a two day event titled “Revisiting Palestine” organized by the Outreach Programme, Jamia Millia Islamia, dealing with the appalling conditions in the occupied historical land of Palestine. The event was packed with films screening, ...

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