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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Pavan K. Varma Talks About His Latest Book “Chanakya’s New Manifesto”

Pavan K. Varma speaking at the FTK Center; Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 (Photo: Khalid Jaleel)

The Indian Republic appears to be at several junctures at the same time. The youth is questioning the status quo, and it seems that a potential ‘revolt’ is being bottled up. It is to unravel and take the lid off these bottled up sentiments that Author Pavan K. Varma spoke about in his book “Chanakya’s New Manifesto to Resolve The ...

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Writer Anjum Hasan Talks About Her Literary Work at Jamia

Anjum Hasan speaking at Department of English; Wednesday Feb. 13, 2013 (Photo: Khalid Jaleel)

As part of its “Writers at Jamia” initiative, the Department of English, JMI, welcomed writer Anjum Hasan on Wednesday February 13, 2013 for a reading and interactive session with the students. Anjum Hasan is the author of “Lunatic in my Head,” “Neti, Neti” and “Difficult Pleasures,” which has been shortlisted for The Hindu Literary Prize 2013. She is also a ...

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Prof. Vijay Prashad Speaks on “Arab Spring, American Autumn?”

Prof. Vijay Prashad speaking at the Nelson Mandela Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution; Thursday Feb. 14. 2013 (Photo: Khalid Jaleel)

The recent clash between the Egyptian police and angry protestors in Cairo marked the second anniversary of the Arab Spring in Egypt and the ousting of former President Hosni Mubarak. The clash demonstrated that the revolution did not provide the Egyptians with a good alternative. The event of the second anniversary of the revolution seems to be the right occasion ...

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Campus Chat: Episode 01 – Justice Verma Committee Report

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Campus Chat – Episode 01 Topic: Justice Verma committee report on amendments to criminal law [Link to report] Guests: Manzar Imam, MPhil International Studies; Samreen Mushtaq, MA Political Science; and R. Nithya, MA Political Science Summary: Justice Verma Committee comprising Retired Justice J.S. Verma, Retired Justice Leila Seth and Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium, was constituted on December 23, 2012, to ...

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Picture: Delhi Metro Comes to Jamia

"Delhi Metro Comes to Jamia"; JMI Main Gate; Thursday Jan. 24, 2013 (Photo: Khalid Jaleel)

About the Pictures: Delhi Metro’s work is in full swing at Jamia. Jamia boulevard has been completely transformed in the past couple of months. And by the looks of it, holes are being dug in the ground for the pillars to be placed; which settles the debate whether the metro will be underground or overground; it is certainly going to be ...

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Picture: 5 New Benches at Central Canteen

"5 New Benches" ; In front of the Central Canteen; Dec. 12, 2012 (Photo: Khalid Jaleel)

About the Picture: If you haven’t been to the Central Canteen in the past couple of days, then you might not know that there are five new benches in front of the Central Canteen. It is a good decision by Jamia to add more benches to the area because the lack of sitting space was acutely felt. [Note: Students are ...

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Seminar on “The Naga Situation”

Seminar on the Naga Situation; Mir Taqi Mir Bldg.; Nov 16, 2012 (Photo: Khalid Jaleel)

About the Pictures: The Centre for North East Studies and Research Policy at Jamia held first of its Research Seminar Series by young scholars on issues and challenges before the North East on the theme titled, ‘The Naga Situation: The Future of Peace and Talks’, on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at the Mir Taqi Mir building. Unfortunately, I reached the ...

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Picture: On-Campus and Totally in Thawb

"On-Campus and Totally in Thawb"; In front of the Dept. of Political Science; Nov. 6, 2012 (Photo: Khalid Jaleel)

About the Picture: I saw this student wearing an Arabian garment, called Thawb in Arabic, on-campus in front of the department of political science on Monday, Nov. 6. Though I did not know him, I had seen him around and I knew he was in my department. So I thought I’d stop and talk to him. The student’s name is ...

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