Students Kept in the Dark About Shashi Tharoor’s Cancelled Visit to Jamia


What seemed like a last minute cancellation by Shashi Tharoor of his scheduled speaking engagement at Jamia today, Monday, Feb 25, turned out to be a not-so-last minute cancellation after all. As you can see in the accompanied image of Shashi Tharoor’s tweets below, the time stamp on it indicates that the organizers of the event were notified by Tharoor ...

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Book Review: “Chanakya’s New Manifesto” by Pavan K. Varma

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Title – Chanakya’s New Manifesto to Resolve The Crisis Within India Author – Pavan K. Varma Publisher – Aleph Published – 2013 Genre – Non-Fiction Pages – 248 Price – ₹ 295 (Buy on flipkart for Rs. 204 – aff link) Chanakya is one of the greatest thinker/philosophers to have graced the pious land of India. His famous treatise on administration, ‘Arthashastra’ has been ...

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Campus Chat: Episode 02 – Interview with Sajid Jamali – Member of Jamia’s Cricket Team

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Campus Chat Episode 02: Topic: Interview with Sajid Jamali after Jamia’s win against Mumbai University in the Toyota University Cricket Championship About: Jamia’s Northern Stars beat Mumbai University’s Western Wolves with 5 wickets and won their first match in the University Cricket Championship (UCC) played at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on Feb. 23rd. In this edition of Campus Chat, we speak to ...

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Jamia Beats Mumbai Univ and Wins First UCC Match

JMI's Northern Star team logo (Image: Via www.ucc.in)

Jamia’s Northern Stars beat Mumbai University’s Western Wolves with 5 wickets and won their first match in the University Cricket Championship (UCC) played at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on Feb. 23rd. The final score was: Mumbai Univ: 172/8 (20.0); Jamia: 176/5 (19.5) Parveen Yadav (Captain Northern Stars) was declared Man of the Match. Next Match: Jamia will play their next match against Madras ...

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Eminent Sociologist Dipankar Gupta Speaks on “Town and Country: the Changing Face of India”

Dipankar Gupta speaking at the Yasser Arafat Hall, JMI; Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 (Photo: Khalid Jaleel)

The Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution organized a lecture by Dipankar Gupta titled “Town and Country: the Changing Face of India Today” at the Yasser Arafat Hall on Thursday, February 21, 2013. [Audio] Dipankar Gupta is a well-known sociologist and author of “Mistaken Modernity: India between Worlds,” “The Caged Phoenix: Can India fly?” and several others. As ...

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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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JTSA Holds Public Meeting on Capital Punishment

A.P. Shah speaking at FTK-CIT, JMI; Tuesday Feb. 19, 2013 (Photo: Manzar Imam)

Anger and angst were writ large on the faces of students, especially those from the state of Jammu and Kashmir, during the brief question and answer session following a “Public Meeting on Capital Punishment and the State of Indian Democracy” organized by Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association (JTSA) here at FTK-CIT, JMI on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. The hall was full ...

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Book Launch: “Perspectives on Nuclear strategy of India and Pakistan” Edited by Prof. Badrul Alam

Prof. Mohammed Badrul Alam, Head, Department of Political Science; Monday Feb. 18, 2013 (Photo: Khalid Jaleel)

On Monday, Feb. 18, the Department of Political Science organized a lecture and a book launch on the topic “Nuclear Strategy of India and Pakistan.” Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal, fellow, Wadhwani Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington D.C., USA, was invited to speak on the topic (link) and to also formally launch a book edited by Prof. Mohammed Badrul ...

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Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal Speaks on “Nuclear Strategy of India and Pakistan”

Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal speaking at the Department of Political Science; Monday Feb. 18, 2013 (Photo: Khalid Jaleel)

In an effort to understand the nuclear strategy of two nuclear powers of South Asia—India and Pakistan—a lecture and a book launch session was held in the Department of political science on Monday Feb. 18, 2013. “Nuclear issue is an important issue because there are no winners, only losers,” said Head of the department, Professor Muhammad Badrul Alam in his ...

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