Aranya Shankar


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.

A day in the life of Rameshwari Photocopy Service shop, Delhi University
Sun, Dec 18, 2016

In DU, from desperate students to helpless teachers, many roads lead to the small photocopy shop that has won a copyright case against major publishers

No protesters within 20 metres of buildings: JNU
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

In recent days, the administrative block has become a bone of contention between the administration and the JNU Students’ Union (JNUSU).

Missing JNU student: Najeeb Ahmad’s mother thanks students as politicians turn up at rally
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

Nafees had given a call for a march from Mandi House to Parliament Street, which was attended by over 1,000 people, holding flags and banners.

After grill, JNU puts up pots at ground zero of protests
Wed, Dec 14, 2016

The administrative block has been the nerve centre of student protests.

Euthanasia: Judiciary backs it, journos don’t
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

Published in the Indian Journal of Palliative Care, the study looks at attitude of select professionals toward euthanasia in the capital.

Iron grill at administrative block becomes latest flashpoint in JNU
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

JNUSU general secretary Satarupa Chakraborty said, “This indicates how the JNU V-C is using cheap tactics to prevent students from raising their voices...”

Demonetisation: Second-hand book market feels the pinch
Sun, Dec 11, 2016

Since demonetisation was announced on November 8, shopkeepers said their business has reduced drastically, despite many of them installing Paytm and getting PoS machines.

‘All levels of transactions’ in JNU to go digital
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

JNU community is requested peruse contents/ presentation about the digital payment initiative on the MHRD website.

Secular ethics is a must in education system: Dalai Lama
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

Speaking at the fifth annual convocation of Ambedkar University, he explained that ‘secular’ referred to the “Indian definition” of respecting all religions and not the “Western” notion which meant “disrespecting” it.

Delhi University-based photocopy shop owner welcomes verdict
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

Dharam Pal Singh, said he had no reason to create course packs beyond the curriculum.

Najeeb Ahmad missing: JNU to transfer hostels of 4 ABVP students
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

The decision, however, has come under attack from the Najeeb’s family, the ABVP as well as the JNU students’ union (JNUSU)

Missing Amma in Delhi: Tamils skip work, some head home
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

What she has done for us, the poor, nobody can. She gave our people free mixer-grinders, laptops, and even helped get girls married

Delhi: 50% of doctors faced ‘violence’ at hospital
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

In terms of the kind of violence, 87.3 per cent said they suffered verbal violence, followed by emotional violence.

Delhi: Exams, rent, ATM queues make for stressed outstation students
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

For many outstation students the beginning of December has brought similar worries, with the exam season clashing with the rent deadline.

Delhi paper clip: 77 per cent call centre staff don’t sleep in peace
Tue, Nov 29, 2016

The study was conducted from November 2011 to April 2013, on employees aged between 18 and 39 years working in Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida for longer than two months.

Delhi: At Cuban embassy, memories of Fidel Castro
Sun, Nov 27, 2016

Cuban ambassador Oscar Martinez Cordoves said that he would always remember Castro as “the symbol of dignity of the Cubans”.

JNU notice to 20, including Kanhaiya Kumar, for ‘confining officials’
Sat, Nov 26, 2016

Students had accused the administration of not doing enough to locate missing student Najeeb Ahmad.

Delhi paper clip: Not wearing helmet riskier for women
Tue, Nov 22, 2016

The study examined over 3,000 charts of trauma patients at the capital's Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Center from April 2009 until March 2011.

Demonetisation: For tourists, a rude shock on arrival
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

Jasmine from Israel said she stood in ATM queues every day for hours to withdraw Rs 2,000. “Half the day goes by standing in queues,

Chhattisgarh murder FIR names DU, JNU professors among 20
Thu, Nov 10, 2016

Nandini Sundar, Archana Prasad say charges ‘absurd, fabricated’.

Government should not change policies at IITs frequently: CNR Rao
Mon, Nov 07, 2016

CNR Rao was speaking at the 47th convocation ceremony of IIT Delhi.

Najeeb Ahmad missing: JNU becomes common stage for Left, Cong, AAP
Mon, Nov 07, 2016

Attacking the JNU administration, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said, 'Why has there been no serious investigation into the events of that night?'