Prajakta Shukla

Prajakta Shukla is a postgraduate student in the Department of Political Science. She can be reached via email at: prachi.jnu [at]

Nightmare on Jamia Street

It is natural to love and get attached to people and places. My university, Jamia Millia Islamia is the loveliest place I have ever been in, and unsurprisingly, I have a great affinity towards the institution. The numerous buildings are surrounded by gardens and well trimmed plants. The guards, in perfect khaki uniforms, man the gates. There is this road ...

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Treating Kids Right

The big eyes, the angry voice and then came the threat: “You better learn your tables or I will thrash you” or the classic, “if you ever fail your exams, you will be sent to work in the fields.” These remained mere threats for I never did learn the multiplication tables and often forgot to do my homework. I managed ...

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No Plastic Bags, Please!

Although the Delhi Government has, on numerous occasions, notified shopkeepers and vendors against using plastic bags, things are only now being taken seriously. The law, however, naturally inconveniences me and fellow shoppers alike. This decision imposed on the common man is felt when one goes shopping for groceries and stationery–the shopkeeper politely refuses my request for a plastic carry bag. ...

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Movie Review: English Vinglish – 4/5

Director: Gauri Shinde Writer: Gauri Shinde Producer: R. Balki Cast: Sridevi, Adil Hussain and Mehdi Nebbou Reviewer Rating: 4/5 With her unexpected, or rather more than expected, powerful performance by Sridevi, it leaves the viewers in awe of her acting. With her role in this movie, Sridevi has resurrected her career in Bollywood. The plot of the movie is simple ...

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