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Mahmood Farooqui

Dastaan-E-Dastangoi: The Lost Art Form Of Story Telling

Nov 21, 2018 Pracheta Saha

Dastangoi is a lost art form of storytelling in Urdu, performed by either one or two people.

SC Rejects Appeal Challenging Acquittal Of Peepli Live Co-Director Mahmood Farooqui In Rape Case

Jan 19, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

"We are not satisfied. We will not interfere with the high court verdict. It is a well-written judgement," the bench comprising Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao said.

Dastan-E-Judiciary Versus Consent: Through Farooqi Case, Court Creates A Separate Class Of Survivors—Educated Women

One doesn’t know where to start responding to this barrage of speculations advanced by the High Court to reformulate real consent, real resistance and real rape—the holy trinity of inexcusable defense in rape cases.

Peepli Live’s Co-Director Farooqui’s Acquittal And Judge’s Reasoning Split Legal Fraternity Down The Middle

Sep 26, 2017 Rama Dwivedi

Lawyers, activists see the verdict as a ‘dangerous reasoning’ that further trivializes ‘consent’, something that already is a bone of contention among many.

'No' Has To Be 'An Affirmative One In Clear Terms': Delhi HC On Consent In Mahmood Farooqui Case

"Peepli Live" co-director Farooqui was acquitted by the high court saying it remained doubtful whether any such incident took place.

25 September, 2017

From Conviction To Acquittal: History Of 'Rape' Case Involving Mahmood Farooqui

Outlook Web Bureau

Co-director of Bollywood movie 'Peepli Live' Mahmood Farooqui was arrested in a rape case of a 30-year-old American researcher in March 2015

25 September, 2017

Peepli Live Co-Director Mahmood Farooqui Acquitted In US Reasearcher Rape Case

Outlook Web Bureau

Delhi High Court raised doubt over 'veracity of incident' and complaint.

06 September, 2016

Dastaan-e-State v. Farooqui

Jhuma Sen

The distinction between oral sex and penile sex is based on moral considerations that put centrality on loss of honour in peno-vaginal rape.

01 August, 2016

Tackling The Silences Around Mahmood Farooqui

Rama Lakshmi

We complain about police investigations, court trials, victim blaming and so on. But only if we keep pushing the system, will it eventually work.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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‘Laab’ In The Mountains

He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.

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Play Us A Memory, Violin Man

They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.

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It’s Just Numbers, Love

Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz