The SWC speaks out: An interview with Aditya Vikram Yadav

In what could only be deemed as one of the first productive General Body Meetings of the semester, the Student Welfare Committee recently opened up for discussion a topic of extreme importance to the student community i.e. the strict curfew rules enforced on campus with regard to the entry/exit regulations. Disappointingly, the meeting saw sparse…

Of Patel, National Unity Day, and Ideological Appropriation

We have this amazing capacity to turn complex characters from history, I mean characters who have shaped or even distorted our national identity, into talismanic refrains. We, as appropriators, apostles, iconoclasts, believers, and lazy caricaturists, reduce them to the size of our collective miscomprehension. The past is a place where politicians starved of ideas or…

Panchsheel Pragmatism

How does it matter; it isn’t a treaty or anything, it is a preface to this Tibetan business. –              Jawaharlal Nehru When Hamid Ansari visited Beijing last week to mark 60 years of the historic Panchsheel Agreement between the two countries, one couldn’t help but wonder why China insisted on a grand commemorative event,…

Hartosh Bal Singh: Is the Media Compromised?

(This post is written by Aditya Vikram Yadav who is yet to learn the mysterious and magical ways of operating a WordPress account.) The Public Law and Policy Discussion Group (PLPDG) had its second guest speaker, Hartosh Singh Bal from Caravan Magazine to speak on the topic of the Media, on how and why it…

Buying A Political Wave

“Think of the Press as a great keyboard on which the Government can play” Joseph Goebbels was arguably the finest master of propaganda the modern world has seen, and while he mesmerized a whole nation into complete and blind endorsement of the Third Reich under the NSADP, he also left us with a great exercise…

Left Front Leader Nilotpal Basu speaks at the University

The Public Law and Policy Discussion Group(PLPDG) had its first guest speaker, Shri Nilotpal Basu from the CPI(M) on the 13th of March. Mr. Basu has been a career leftist, starting with the Students Federation of India(SFI), the student wing of the CPI(M), after which he joined active politics, having even served as a Member of…