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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Seema Chishti


Former Delhi L-G Najeeb Jung questions leadership of Delhi Police
Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Delhi violence: "Why has no action has been taken so far against (BJP local leader) Kapil Mishra? He has instigated and initiated this whole thing and should be held responsible for the deaths reported so far," Najeeb Jung said.

Explained: How a unique 2015 case underlined electoral process-citizenship link
Tue, Feb 25, 2020

That 2015 case resulted in the Election Commission amending Forms 2A to 2H to underline the direct link between the citizenship of a person and the electoral system.

‘As an eternal foreigner, I don’t take anything for granted’: Isabel Allende
Sun, Feb 23, 2020

Peru-born Chilean writer Isabel Allende, 77, who describes herself as a ‘novelist, feminist, and philanthropist’ on carrying her family name with pride, immersing herself in poetry before a new work and her latest novel.

Can Ram temple be built on Muslim graves: 9 Ayodhya residents to Trust
Tue, Feb 18, 2020

The four-page letter asks the 10 trustees “with best knowledge and experience in the field of Hindu/Sanatan religion and practice” to consider whether “the temple of Lord Ram can have foundation on the grave of Muslims”.

The Urdu Press: AAP ka Delhi
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

The editorial in Inquilab cites these results as important because they indicate that voters rejected emotional slogans, appeal to identities including caste and religion, and fake nationalism.

Beyond BJP’s aggressive rhetoric, Shaheen Bagh has drawn the attention of scholars globally
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Shaheen Bagh has set a striking example of an active civil society, full of politically vigilant and committed citizens.

Explained: Mapping the ‘Indian’ genome
Mon, Feb 10, 2020

The government has cleared an ambitious project to map India’s genetic diversity. What will the project seek to determine, why is the information important, and what are the various challenges ahead?

Why Krishen Khanna still paints at 95
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

How MF Husain inducted the modern artist into the Progressive Artists Group

Mega project to map India’s genetic diversity gets govt green signal
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

The Indian Express has learnt that the Rs 238-crore Genome India Project, which will involve 20 leading institutions including the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru and a few IITs, will be rolled out soon.

Explained: Story of 67 acres in Ayodhya adjoining Babri site, now with Ram temple trust
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

In its final order on the Ayodhya matter on November 9 last year, a five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court gave the 2.77 acres of disputed land to a trust that would construct the temple.

The Urdu Press: As economy slumps
Fri, Jan 31, 2020

The paper is of the view that “economic improvement must be the topmost priority of any government” and “if it takes back CAA unconditionally, the economic hit due to this will also stop.”

The Urdu Press: JNU violence
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

The Urdu Times on the same day refers to “messages of hatred on Whatsapp”, which the JNU attackers allegedly received. These messages had the provocative exhortation: “If not now then when will you hit?”

When actors stood up, spoke up in the past
Sun, Jan 12, 2020

The most relevant instance of Bombay cinema’s history of connect with politics is in Balraj Sahni’s convocation address to JNU in 1972. Those who speak today, in some measure, shed that “burden” that Bollywood has borne for some decades now.

55 yrs after death, selected works of India’s first PM completed: ‘Nehru was genuinely global, his nationalism inclusive’
Sun, Jan 05, 2020

It is hoped that the hundred books will be online soon, as there is immense interest in international Libraries. More so, as these are almost the Collected works as very little material has been kept out.

Muslim presence in India is as old as Islam — it’s an insider’s tale
Sat, Jan 04, 2020

It is the ability to find a vocabulary — political, unapologetic and involving large numbers of women — that makes the current moment unique.

Elgar Parishad case: In letters to kin from jail, a slice of life of detainees
Sat, Dec 21, 2019

The letters written by the activists reveal a slice of their lives behind bars

Letters from jail: Elgaar Parishad detainees pen thoughts and experiences
Fri, Dec 20, 2019

The letters, which The Indian Express has access to, reveal a slice of their lives behind bars. Some talk about when they can possibly see the gallows, some are abstract ruminations on life and freedom, while some dwell on the circumstances of their arrest and merits of the case.

The Urdu Press: CAB concerns
Sat, Dec 14, 2019

The Etemaad of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslameen says, “We need to oppose this kind of hathdharmi — meaningless stubbornness.”

Due process vs instant verdict: Applause for Telangana police and a few questions
Sat, Dec 07, 2019

Hyderabad rape-murder case: From Parliament to social media, from chief ministers to actors and sports stars, several invoked the “delay” in the judicial system to justify the killings.

Citizenship lost and regained: the importance of being Milan Kundera
Sat, Dec 07, 2019

In 1979, Kundera was stripped of his citizenship of undivided Czechoslovakia. He had published a book in France called The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, whose best known line is: “The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting”.