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Aligarh Muslim University puts fighter plane gifted by IAF listed for sale

As soon as this was known, the AMU administration swung into action and the ad was removed after some time. The fighter plane was retired after being in the Indian Air Force for nearly 28 years

Published on 4th August 2020
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AMU's female students claim they were harassed, cajoled 'off the books' into vacating hostels, amidst rising COVID numbers

Thee students claim the university is not making any formal announcements but is ‘informally’ pushing them to leave

Published on 30th July 2020
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If alive, Siras would have laughed when SC decriminalised Section 377: Anish Gawande on translating the gay AMU professor's poems

Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, a Marathi professor at the Aligarh Muslim University was humiliated and suspended for being gay. He died by suicide 10 years ago
 

Published on 22nd July 2020
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Pondicherry University's prospectus leaves out a few SC, ST, minority fellowships, to students' chagrin

The PUSC, in a statement, has termed the move "anti-student" and stated that it is meant to "systematically exclude the students from underprivileged sections" 

Published on 22nd July 2020
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How much time should a child spend on a smartphone? M S Krishnan Kutty on parenting in a post-COVID world

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham's Career Competency man with a plan, he takes us through what he believes parents should be doing to ease either kids' minds after this lockdown and beyond

Published on 14th July 2020
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Online entrance exams will worsen already dismal representation of marginalised students: Ambedkarite student groups write to MHRD, UG

The lack of internet connectivity and electronic gadgets has long been an issue that students have brought up ever since the lockdown was announced

Published on 10th July 2020
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Why RTE experts believe the World Bank’s STARS programme will damage India’s grassroots school education system

The World Bank approved $500 million for the STARS programme to improve the quality and governance of school education in six Indian states. But education activists are against the programme

Published on 2nd July 2020
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Inside Aani Maani: Of Bhutto, the beef ban and a whole lot of blockbuster storytelling

Fahim Irshad's first feature-length film Aani Maani tells us the story of a family in Uttar Pradesh who suffer the consequences of the beef ban. We watch the movie and ask the director questions 

Published on 1st July 2020
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Conducting examinations online amidst COVID-19 is discriminatory: Kapil Sibal

He also said that with almost half the 2020-21 academic year of schools over without proper classes due to the COVID-19 spread, board examinations for Class 10 should not be held next year

Published on 28th June 2020
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Being queer, intersex and a Muslim student in India: From assault and conversion therapy to acceptance

A 23-year-old intersex student from Bengaluru narrates their life story to us. They tell us how their family never fully accepts them even now

Published on 27th June 2020
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This play performed on Zoom is about a professor's trials after he is forced to come out as gay

Titled No Spring Chicken, Theatre Jil Jil Ramamani's latest performance attempts to explore shared experiences of being queer in a questioning world

Published on 25th June 2020
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Being Saloni Gaur: Meet the Instagrammer whose Nazma Aapi character trolls pretty much everything

From CAA to the PM-CARES Fund, from the Janta Curfew to the lockdown in general — if it has happened, Saloni has spoken about it. And this is exactly why we love it every bit of it

Published on 21st June 2020
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Fact Check: No, Delhi Univerity's admission forms are not discriminating against Muslims

Social media posts, mostly on Facebook, that accuse the university of discrimination based on religion have been cropping up and being shared as messages on WhatsApp

Published on 24th June 2020
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IIT Bombay’s North East Collective faces attacks, trolling for organising relief to Assam gas leak victims

The NEC members have been intimidated by right-wing groups, when they were carrying out relief work among the survivors of the Baghjan disaster, the IIT Bombay for Justice team said

Published on 23rd June 2020
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Teachers not trained to conduct open book exams: Why professors, students are dead set against online exams in India

 

DUTA members said that SC, ST, OBC students could be worst affected by the decision to conduct open book exams

Published on 22nd June 2020

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