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  • 'Don't waste your emotions so easily, they are costly'

    Pentaprism |  Rohit Vats
    A winter morning in Delhi is quite an experience, especially when you are forced to sleep on the floor. Some friends had stayed overnight as...

  • West Bengal: 'Presidency spirit' bounces back

    The other India |  Debraj Bhattacharya
    "Debraj, I didn't believe that I would be able to walk this long in this heat" said Uttara Chakrabarty. Senior Citizen. Teacher in the History...

  • Why Wharton invited Modi, disinvited him and why many others withdrew

    Master and a glass of Margarita |  Tathagata Bhattacharya
    The controversy generated over the invite extended to Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi to address the India Economic Forum at The Wharton School of the...

  • Ah Ambursar!

    Hindustani awaaz |  Rakhshanda Jalil
    Once there were wells of fresh sweet water. The scent of wildflowers wafted from the fields and meadows that ringed the city. Plentiful fish were...

  • Why men don't need quota at St Stephen's College

    The Second Sex |  Asiya Islam
    In a recent moment of either enthusiasm or desperation, Principal of St Stephen's College, Delhi University, Valson Thampu proposed 40% reservation for male students at...

  • Time to pension off the professional agitators

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    The right to information, the right to work, the right to education, the right to food and now the right to pension. Watching Sagarika Ghose's...

  • Higher Education in India: Learning beyond the exams

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    The debate on higher education has always existed in this country. In most cases, it has been on the peripherals with the academics venting their...

  • In Ayodhya, Dasaratha's wives gorged on idli-dosa

    Storyteller |  D P Satish
    AK Ramanujan's essay,'Three Hundred Ramayanas-Five Examples And Three Thoughts On Translation,' has finally been dropped from the history syllabus of Delhi University. I wrote the...

  • Women second class students at AMU

    The Second Sex |  Asiya Islam
    One would think that the focal point of any university and the experience of being at university is the institution's library. Not for students of...

  • Can a 'closed' AMU be a model for Muslims?

    The Other |  Nadim Asrar
    If there is one obscure Latin word that the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) campus is quite familiar with, it's 'sine die'. I think it all...

  • Shiv Nadar University: for a new breed of knowledge warriors

    Connect |  Jaimon Joseph
    "Students who join this university won't be ones trying to win a rat race. We won't be churning out automatons for corporate houses. Those activities...