Aranya Shankar


UGC notice dealt with at the level of Centre, statutory bodies: Former JNU admin
Sun, Feb 19, 2017

The UGC had issued a similar notification in 2009 too, but there has been no uproar since then over admissions.

Former V-C’s advice to JNU: Balance teacher-student ratio
Sun, Feb 19, 2017

Former administrators said the issue was handled at the level of centres and statutory bodies such as the Academic Council.

2005 Delhi serial blasts: At Sarojini Nagar, business as usual and some anger
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

There is no heightened security or presence of police officers in the area.

JNU V-C: Admissions to depend on number of scholars a teacher can guide
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

JNU protests over PhD seat cut fears enter day four

JNU stir brings Opposition together
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Several students have been “occupying” the JNU administrative block for last five days over the issue.

JNU V-C slams ‘criminal’ agitation, says law will take its own course
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

Te VC clarified admissions to MPhil and PhD courses would depend on “vacancies”.

Kanhaiya Kumar interview: ‘Where will Najeeb’s mother go to find him?’
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Najeeb’s disappearance in broad day light is a more serious matter than our arrest, says Kanhaiya, a year after his arrest from JNU.

JNU MPhil-PhD seat cut: VC terms students’ agitation ‘criminal act’
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

The university also released the new admission procedure on its website to argue that the students had “no basis” to continue their agitation.

Three JNU students charged with sedition, say ‘struggle is still on’
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

"We are recognised everywhere, so my public life has been affected. Doosron ke liye aazadi maangte maangte, khud ki aazadi chhin gayi,” says Kanhaiya Kumar

‘Anti-national slogans’ at event: Year after sedition row, what changed in JNU, and what didn’t
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

Those organising public meetings were asked to provide details of participants, including name, mobile number and address. Plus, the proceedings were supposed to be recorded.

Ryan student’s death: A year on, little closure for kin
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

With the loss of their son weighing heavy, they shifted out of their Sultanpur residence and now live in Chhattarpur.

Ambedkar University survey: 76% students from govt schools face problems with English
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

A total of 410 students doing their BA, MA, MPhil and PhD at AUD’s Kashmere Gate campus were surveyed by the Progressive and Democratic Student Community (PDSC) between October and November last year.

Bastar crisis worse than Salwa Judum era: Bela Bhatia
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

In Bastar, she said, the state has taken a stand that it is “not going to tolerate” people trying to “expose the truth about what is happening”.

JNU VC M Jagadesh Kumar interview: February 9 internal issue, dealt with it accordingly
Fri, Jan 27, 2017

In just one year, the university has hit the headlines for various controversies — the February 9 event, and the disappearance of Najeeb Ahmad being the major ones.

JNU proctor resigns over ‘dilution’ of his powers
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

According to sources, the university took exception to the proctor sending disciplinary notices to ABVP activists, accusing them of “hitting” Ahmad and “using derogatory language and provocative behaviour” towards him.

Police take JNU student on hunger strike to hospital
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Yadav is among the nine students suspended by the administration for “disrupting” an Academic Council meeting.

At tourist spots in Delhi, going cashless not as easy as it sounds
Sun, Jan 22, 2017

Red Fort, Dilli Haat and National Museum were the only three places that put up notices of a list of cards that would be accepted.

JNU student accused of disrupting meeting goes on hunger strike
Sun, Jan 22, 2017

The EC contended that the agenda was passed in a previous AC meeting.

Delhi: Shabnam Hashmi goes to cops after leaflets oppose her event #IWillGoOut
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

The notice, in Hindi, urges parents not to send their girls for the event.

National Bravery Award: The kids who faced fear, refused to back down
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

The Indian Express meets six winners as they recall their acts of courage.

JNU students roughed up and detained by police
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

Two journalists working for, an Indian Express group website, were also roughed up by police while covering the protest.

Kathputli Colony: Life at the transit camp
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Some women The Indian Express spoke to said they find that the camp is not just unsafe but also restrictive. An alleged rape in the camp just 10 days ago has increased people’s fears.

Kathputli Colony: Puppets on a string
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Kathputli Colony, home to puppeteers, dancers, singers and folk artists, has been in turmoil ever since it was taken up for in-situ redevelopment in 2014. With tension escalating over the past month, The Indian Express attempts to understand why residents are refusing to leave their homes

Admin block protests: JNU tells 5 teachers to ‘follow the rules’
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Even though Professor Chandra’s name was mentioned on the poster, he didn’t attend the meeting but still received the letter.

No selfies, no modelling: Notice at Miranda House
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Put up for School of Open Learning students; principal says only an advisory.

JNU: Professor faces enquiry for addressing students
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

The Registrar had issued a letter to Menon on December 30, warning her that addressing students at the venue was a “violation of university rules”.

JNU’s nationalism lectures are now a book
Sun, Jan 01, 2017

While the book largely reproduces the lectures by academicians, there are some additions including an introduction by Professor Janaki Nair, references of other texts on the topics covered, as well as photographs taken during the movement at JNU.

JNU warns teacher over address to students
Sat, Dec 31, 2016

Professor Nivedita Menon, from the Centre for Comparative Politics & Political Thoughts, has been issued the letter for addressing a public meeting on December 28

JNU Academic Council meeting: Why the uproar?
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

The biggest allegation by teachers and AC members is that the Academic Council did not pass many agenda items, which the administration said were passed

JNU suspends 8 students for disrupting Academic Council meeting
Wed, Dec 28, 2016

Sources said the action was taken on the basis of evidence which “clearly shows” students breaking open locks and entering the venue which is basically “physical violence”.

Delhi: A new day brings a new fear at Kathputli Colony
Tue, Dec 27, 2016

Home to musicians, puppeteers and magicians, Kathputli Colony is the first slum taken up for in-situ redevelopment by a private firm.

Academic council meeting: Administration, teachers face off over JNU selection panel
Tue, Dec 27, 2016

Senior university officials told The Indian Express that the university would take action against those found involved in the “disruption”.

Delhi: Getting ready for Christmas — on a shoestring budget
Sun, Dec 25, 2016

Many Christians said they have had to scale down celebrations, like relying on last year’s decorations and store-bought Christmas cakes.

Delhi: Tempers flare as DDA, police try to relocate Kathputli Colony locals
Tue, Dec 27, 2016

The slum, home to nearly 3,500 puppeteers, magicians, singers and musicians, was up in arms against what they called another attempt to take away land from them, and “forcefully” evict them from their homes.

Photocopying on Campus: Delhi University has its own press, but ‘no books are printed here’
Mon, Dec 19, 2016

Officials say they only print question papers and answer sheets, no other plans as of now.

Photocopying on campus: Ctrl C, Ctrl V
Mon, Dec 19, 2016

What do you do when books cost more than college fee? If you’re a Delhi University student, you head to the nearest photocopy shop. Indian Express visit the campus to see what keeps photocopy machines running.