Aranya Shankar


JNU Dalit scholar found dead at friend’s house
Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Krishnan committed suicide at his friend’s house in Munirka today.

DU Rameshwari Photocopier case: Students across party lines get together to celebrate decision
Fri, Mar 10, 2017

All said students cannot do without photocopied books, and that it should not be seen as copyright infringement.

DU’s Rameshwari Photocopier: Want to drop case, say publishers
Fri, Mar 10, 2017

The publishers noted that “We understand and endorse the important role that course packs play in the education of students.”

No tears, only fire from my eyes, says Saibaba’s wife
Wed, Mar 08, 2017

Vowing to “fight in the higher courts to seek justice”, she added, “After the pronouncement, the judge has rejected to issue any order on the appeal of our advocates.

Ramjas College panel to probe violence and lodge an FIR
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

Sources said the college has already submitted a preliminary report to police.

The fight for DU: Campus politics and the larger national discourse
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

The violence at Ramjas College last month has revealed cracks beneath the surface of the country’s premier university. Mallica Joshi and Aranya Shankar look at the world of campus politics, and find parallels to the larger national discourse

Another college postpones event, Yogendra Yadav says chickened out
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

The students’ union of Law Centre-1 has, meanwhile, claimed that the Dean cancelled an event they were organising, called Freedom of Expression, at the last moment.

Prose and poetry: Ramjas College protest posters get a dose of Urdu
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

Many of them could be seen carrying posters and placards in Urdu — in response to a poster allegedly used at a recent ABVP rally, which read: “DU mein Urdu banner lekar naara lagane waalon se azadi.”

No gundagardi: Chorus at North Campus as students launch massive protest
Wed, Mar 01, 2017

Several politicians, including Sitaram Yechury, Yogendra Yadav, Pankaj Pushkar, D Raja and K C Tyagi addressed students at the Arts Faculty, as did former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar.

Ramjas College brawl: At ‘Tiranga march’, DUSU asks students to give these ‘Communists a fitting reply’
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

DUSU secretary Ankit Sangwan, who was leading the march, said, “This is not JNU and we won't let this become JNU part 2...”

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”.