Still Around, Still Abound 

Still Around, Still Abound 

To campaign for a legislation (on the model of The Prevention of Atrocities Act, 1989) that recognises Islamophobia as a religious form of discrimination. Such a legislation will potentially act as a deterrent against anti-Muslim abuse and violence.

Reading Goffman

Reading Goffman's ‘On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City’

With incredibly richer details, accessible prose, and impeccable presentation, On the Run is a brilliant and engaging work of ethnographic research. Goffman has provided us a rare and humanistic glimpse into the world of poor Black Americans who continue to suffer at the margins of the society with little attention from mainstream American media

Behind the Books 

Behind the Books 

Overall, the whole episode has put spotlight on the issue of ethics in research, particularly a research involving subject-informants from conflict zones who are vulnerable for sharing their stories and intimate selves to researchers.

Numbers Behind Numerics: Facade of University Rankings

Numbers Behind Numerics: Facade of University Rankings

The university’s score on 8 out of 15 sub-parameters has been quite poor. For Intellectual Property Rights and Patents, it has received zero. For sub-parameter Economically and Socially Challenged Students, its score is 0.86 out of 20. Its Peer Perception ranking is 2.18 out of 100

Delineating Delimitation 

Delineating Delimitation 

Was Farooq Abdullah appeasing New Delhi by distancing NC from PDP, which has adopted the approach of soft-separatism to gain traction with the discontented population in J&K and rehabilitate its image (because it had entered into an alliance and brought BJP to Kashmir)?

A Tale of Two Communities 

A Tale of Two Communities 

While there are forces that seek to harm the Muslim-Sikh relations to consolidate their ideological project, there are also brave voices of moderation and resistance which seek to build a society based on fairness and justice and create solidarities across caste, religion and gender.

Meat of the Meet

Meat of the Meet

In the all-party meeting, New Delhi has promised the J&K parties to return statehood at an ‘appropriate time’. But the unionists desperately need statehood for their political survival. As the negotiations between the unionists and the centre prolong, the demand for Article 370 will eventually peter out.

Conceit and Counterfeit: Degrading Higher Education in Kashmir

Conceit and Counterfeit: Degrading Higher Education in Kashmir

There is a lack of ‘strategic plan’ at the administrative level, research output is substandard, pedagogical approach is outmoded, teacher evaluation process and student feedback and surveys hardly exist, and a highly bureaucratized culture prevails, perpetuating a rule by mediocrities.

Shroud Of Secrecy Behind Speculations

Shroud Of Secrecy Behind Speculations

Kashmir remained tethered to a sort of governance structure whose main element was secrecy. And, it is within this political context we must situate the origination of recent rumours and their rapid spread among the population.

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