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OPINION: Murder in the Name of Honor

Opinion

Many a times we come across the word “Honor Killing” but very few of us are actually aware of what the term really means. Honor killing is said to be done when family members murder another family member who has brought “shame” and “disgrace” to the family name. Usually in India it takes place over an “inappropriate” relationship or because ...

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OPINION: Discussion on Dissent and Democracy in a University That is Opposed to Both

Opinion

[Following is a press release by the Forum for Student Democracy.] Jamia Millia Islamia today organized a session on ‘Democracy, dissent and movement for change’. Eminent social activist Aruna Roy, Nikhil Day, editor of Open Magazine Manu Joseph and JMI vice chancellor Najeeb Jung spoke all good words about democracy and Right to information. Ironically the programme was organized in ...

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OPINION: I’ve Got Goodness!

Opinion

Years ago when I saw “Spider Man 3” for the first time, the tag team of Peter Parker and his best friend-turned-foe-turned-friend again, Harry, in the climax, against the evil Eddie and the Sand Man, excited me the most. The other day when I saw the movie again, the climax with the tag team action was definitely the one I ...

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OPINION: In Defense of Political Participation Among University Students

Opinion

In recent months a passionate debate has been raging about the worthiness or unworthiness of student involvement in politics in Jamia and other universities. More specifically, people have either aligned themselves in favor of or against the reinstatement of the Students Union in Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI). I am in favor of the reinstatement of the political process among students ...

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OPINION: Dreams

Opinion

Dream, it’s an amazing word which takes us back in our fantasies, the things that we have not been able to realize in the physical world. Our thoughts, our emotions, our intuitions everything of high intensity, we realize in our dreams. Do we know what dreams actually are? I think no one can completely answer this question. But I will ...

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OPINION: Daily Drama and the Ensuing Telly Trauma

Opinion

After being bombarded by praise and tea-time discussions about the daily soap operas on television, I decided to spend few evenings with the Tulsis, Parvatis and Anandis of the great world of Indian daily soaps. The study I did with so much of trouble was after all, successful. (Though I had to support myself with two bottles of cold soft ...

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