Shafaque Alam

Shafaque Alam is a staff writer, and an MPhil student at the Centre for Jawaharlal Nehru Studies. He can be reached via email at: shafaquealam [at] gmail.com

S.N. Center for Women’s Studies Conducts Self-Defence Training Workshop for Jamia Girls

Girls from the Jamia Senior Secondary School showcase their learned self-defense skills at Bhopal Ground in the Jamia Sports Complex; Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 (Photo: Courtesy S.N. Center for Women's Studies)

The Sarojini Naidu Centre for Women’s Studies in collaboration with the Delhi police conducted a two-week self-defence training workshop in the university gymnasium in which about 150 students from Jamia Girls Senior Secondary School participated. The workshop was held between Nov. 26 and Dec. 13. The director of the Women’s Studies Centre, Dr Bulbul Dhar-James, said the initiative is aimed ...

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Facebook and its Use Among Jamia Students: A Study

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What Does Privacy on Facebook Mean to Jamia Students?  By: Sahana Sarkar, Shilpa Narani, Merlin Oommen, and Shafaque Alam. (Edited by Khalid Jaleel) Abstract: The study looks at issues pertaining to privacy on Facebook among the students of Jamia. The findings are based on seven focus group discussions conducted at various departments of Jamia Millia Islamia. The study reveals that ...

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OPINION: Need for Regulating Ads on Television

Opinion

India is a unique country in the world having no specific law pertaining to broadcast contents and advertisements. Liberalization of broadcast industry has broken the monopoly of government paving the way for hundreds of private players come in and also replacing statutory regulation to self-regulation. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has permitted 825 channels out of which 670 are operational. ...

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News Analysis: Media and the Satanic Verses

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Controversy has been dogging Salman Rushdie and his book “Satanic Verses” since the time the book was published. And again on the eve of Jaipur Literature Festival this month, it initiated a debate within various social, political and literary circles, as some Muslim organizations and clerics voiced their protest against the invitation of Rushdie for the festival. When, on January ...

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OPINION: Iconising and De-iconising Anna Hazare

Opinion

Anna Hazare and his team members have reasons to be more cautious and understand that the media has potential in iconising as well as de-iconising a person. At a time when a bunch of prominent team members, including Prashant Bhushan, Swami Agniwesh, Rajinder Singh and Raju Parulekr, have willingly or unwillingly sidelined thus weakening the team, poor comments by Anna ...

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CCMG Organizes a Lecture on ‘Metaphor and Media’ by Prof. Sawhney

Prof. Harmeet Sawhney; Monday, July 25, 2011 (Photo: Shafaque Alam)

University’s Centre for Culture, Media and Governance (CCMG), organized an extension lecture on “The role of Metaphors in the Creation and Institutionalization of New Media”, on July 25, 2011, at the Nelson Mandela House in Jamia. Professor Harmeet Sawhney, the Director of Graduate Studies at the Department of Telecommunication, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA, delivered the lecture. Sawheny said that metaphor ...

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OPINION: The Fight Against Corruption

Opinion

The year 2011 seems to be a litmus test for the UPA-2 dispensation. The Congress led government has never been in such an uncomfortable situation in the recent past as it is today. One after another, some of its political leaders, occupying high seats in the government, are suspected of malfeasance within their ministry. Exposure of dubious roles of Suresh ...

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OPINION: Let’s do an Internship This Summer

Opinion

These days examinations in various Faculties and Centres of the University (JMI) are going on. Students are busy in putting their best in the exams. The university has announced summer vacation from 16th May to 15th July, 2011. It would be a good experience if the students were to join some institution/organisation and use their two-month long vacation doing an ...

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Counseling Center Holds a Workshop on “Communication Skills”

Asma Yaqoob conducting the communication skills workshop; Saturday, March 12, 2011 (Photo: Crtsy UCGC))

University Counseling & Guidance Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, in collaboration with Youth Empowerment Services (YES), organized a one-day workshop on “Communication Skills Training” for the university students in Nehru Guest House on Saturday,  March 12, 2011. Asma Yaqoob, a PhD student in the department of psychology, manager at YES, and trainer for the workshop, said while addressing the students, that ...

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