R. Nithya

R. Nithya (2013) is a special correspondent for Jamia Journal. She can be reached via email at: nithya@jamiajournal.com

Gerda Philipsborn Day Care Centre for Jamia Students and Staff

Few of the children at the Gerda Philipsborn Day Care Centre, JMI; Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 (Photo: R. Nithya)

A signboard outside the Jamia school gate reads “Gerda Philipsborn Day Care Centre.” For those who are unaware, Jamia facilitates, on its school campus, a crèche for the young children of Jamia students and staff. The building of Gerda Philipsborn Day Care Centre also houses the Mushir Fatma Jamia Nursery School, which occupies the major portion of the building. The ...

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Dept. of Sociology Organizes a Lecture and Discussion on Muzaffarnagar Riots

Bhasha Singh (right) speaking on the topic of communal violence, at the Department of Sociology; Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 (Photo: Khalid Jaleel)

In August,  Muzaffarnagar, a district in western Uttar Pradesh, experienced violent communal clashes between Hindu and Muslim communities, eventually leading to one of the worst riots in India in recent history. It is in the wake of this gripping communal violence, that the Department of Sociology, in collaboration with ‘Aman Ekta Manch’ — a citizen initiative — organized a lecture ...

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Young Girls Convention on “Consent, Choice and Young Women” at Jamia

Nandita Rao, lawyer, Delhi High Court and Supreme Court., speaking at the Young Girls Convention held at Dayare-Mir Taqi Mir, JMI; Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 (Photo: Khalid Jaleel)

Recent incidents of crime against women have engaged young men and women in the ongoing discourse on political and social change in the country. To channelize the energy of this young generation of protestors and campaigners in a productive manner by spreading legal awareness and understanding about violence against women, Jamia Millia Islamia’s Outreach Programme in collaboration with the Indian ...

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This F-word Ain’t Bad


The other day one of my friends asked me an offensive question — “Don’t you think you have become too much of a feminist lately?” Now, the question was offensive not because she thought of me as a feminist, which I am, but because it felt as if she thought being a feminist was something to look down upon. “I ...

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Book Review: “Clarity in Time” by Margaret Hepworth

clarity in time

Title: Clarity in Time: A Philosophical and Psychological journey Author: Margaret Hepworth (Author’s website) Publication: Balboa Press 2012 Genre: General Fiction Pages: 329 Price: Rs. 1108 (Buy from Bookadda.com) “If your life story was re-told would you be able to piece together the meaning that had always been there? “ The book opens with Nelson Mandela, as a fictional character, ...

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Prof. Srdjan Vucetic from Canada Speaks on the Decline of the United States of America

Prof. Srdjan Vucetic speaking at the Department of Political Science; Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 (Photo: Khalid Jaleel)

The Department of Political Science held an extension lecture by Prof. Srdjan Vucetic on “The United States in the World: Chronicles of a Decline Foretold” on Thursday, February 28, 2013. Prof. Srdjan Vucetic is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. Vucetic is the author of “The Anglosphere: a Genealogy ...

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Lecture on “International Aid Politics and the New World Order” by Justin Podur from Canada

Justin Podur speaking at the Department of Political Science; Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 (Photo: Khalid Jaleel)

The Department of Political Science organized an extension lecture by Dr. Justin Podur on the topic “International Aid Politics and the New World Order” on Monday, February 25, 2013. [Audio] Dr. Podur is an Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada. He has reported on political conflicts and social movements from the Democratic Republic of Congo, ...

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Outlook Editor, Vinod Mehta Speaks on “Growth of Social Media”

Vinod Mehta speaking at FTK-CIT, JMI; Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 (Photo: Khalid Jaleel)

As the size of the population with Internet connectivity grows in India, so does the power of social media. It has virtually empowered everybody to  speak out without any restrictions. And naturally, this new found power of the people have its backers and detractors. It is in this context, Anwar Jamal Kidwai Mass Communication and Research Centre (AJK-MCRC) organized a ...

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