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Nivedita Menon

What JNU Can Learn From Syama Prasad Mookerjee

Jul 06, 2021 Suman K Jha

Vivekananda to Gandhi, Tagore to Mookerjee, our thinkers enriched education. JNU or TISS, it’s time Indian universities listened.

Feminists In Solidarity With Nivedita Menon

Mar 16, 2016 Chayanika Shah

We stand by Nivedita in claiming the space within the University campus to freedom of speech and debate and discussion.


'Vicious Campaign Against Menon'

Eminent academicians express their indignation at the vicious campaign against the well-known feminist scholar

To Nivi Ma'am, With Love

Mar 15, 2016 Sunalini Kumar

Whenever we forget who we are, we remember Nivedita Menon's grit, her passion and most of all, her integrity. It has never failed us


The ‘New And Improved’ Love Jihad Formula

Caught on the back foot by the humiliating backfiring of their fantastical Meerut scenario, it is now the turn of unethical media and ‘social science’ votaries to pitch in

14 October, 2014
File Photo:  Hindu Mahasabha workers at a ‘love jehad’ protest rally in Lucknow

Jihad Against Love

Nivedita Menon

Despite a fevered and fervent communal campaign, ‘The Meerut Girl’ shines a light on the fact that there’s only so much The Parivar—whether biological or Hindutvavaadi—can do.


13 June, 2014
These folks must have made millions of dollars. In 2012, people affected by the Omkareshwar and Indira Sagar dams protested the raising of dam storage levels by staying in neck-deep water for over a fortnight

When Are Foreign Funds Okay?

Nivedita Menon

A Guide for the Perplexed


07 May, 2014
Sticker on wall of home in Rajmandir, a Hindu locality: 'He who is afraid of Kejriwal, fights from two seats': Aam Aadmi Party

Two Days With AAP In Banaras

Nivedita Menon

This does not purport to be an objective account—unlike journalists’ accounts of the ‘Modi wave’, which do claim to be purely factual.


28 February, 2014

No Alternative

Sufiya Pathan

A response to Nivedita Menon. L'affaire Doniger is not about ‘free speech’ but about going beyond the colonial ‘scholarly’ tradition.


24 February, 2014

The Embarrassed Modern Hindu

Nivedita Menon

Jakob De Roover’s empathetic account of the imagined ‘Hindu boy with intellectual inclinations’ born in the 1950s needs to be read with another imagined growing child: the


30 January, 2014

The Conundrum Of Agency In Sexual Violence

Nivedita Menon

The massive mobilization of public opinion around the issue of sexual violence has reopened the question in familiar and unfamiliar ways


21 November, 2013

Sexualized Workplaces, Predatory Men And The Rage Of Women

Nivedita Menon

The case of the gutsy young Tehelka journalist, who has blown the cover on the sexual assault she faced from Tarun Tejpal, underlines the need to respect the victim’s views on how she wants to deal with the situation


25 March, 2013
Sunday, August 21, 2011: Ranjit Singh Flyover, New Delhi: A sea of supporters troop towards the Ramlila Maidan from India Gate to stand fast with Anna Hazare

Us Versus Them

Nivedita Menon

It is not “they” who say ‘if you are not with us you are against us’, this arrogant divisive slogan has always been ours, on the Left.


19 March, 2013

Myths And Facts

Nivedita Menon

About the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013


13 March, 2013

Why Was Ram Singh Killed In Tihar jail?

Nivedita Menon

The moment I heard the news, every conspiracy theory-oriented cell in my body did a quick cartwheel.


08 March, 2013
International Women's Day, 2013: Google Doodle

'It Comes Slowly Slowly...'

Nivedita Menon

As good a day as any to recognise that ‘women’ is neither a stable nor a homogeneous category.


03 February, 2013

'The Impunity Of Every Citadel Is Intact'

Nivedita Menon

The taming of the Verma Committee Report, and some troubling doubts


12 May, 2012

Abortion As A Feminist Issue

Nivedita Menon

Who decides, and what?


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.

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo

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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Fact-Check

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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Opinion

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