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Articles written by Kunal Majumder

Growing fundamentalism is a threat to secular Jamia: Mushirul Hasan

As Jamia Millia Islamia celebrates its 95th Foundation Day, Catch speaks to celebrated historian Mushirul Hasan, 66, who served as the vice-chancellor of the university from 2004 to 2009. Here they discuss the place and growth of culturally-rich Jamia in contemporary India. KM: What is the importance of an institution like Jamia Millia Islamia in today’s Read more »

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OPINIONATED? PASSIONATE? INDIAN? UNDER 25? WANT TO WRITE? BE READ? BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY?

Zee Media, one of India’s largest digital platforms, invites young articulate opinionated writers (18 to 25 year olds) to become part of its election coverage team. We will select 50 best from across India who will write for a minimum of one opinion piece per week. The top five most popular writers at the end of Read more »

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Request to Katju to issue an advisory to the media against naming or publish details of the victim

  ———- Forwarded message ———- From: Kunāl Majumder <mail@kunalmajumder.com> Date: 23 November 2013 18:29 Subject: An urgent request regarding Tehelka case To: chairmanbpp-pci@nic.in, mark_katju@yahoo.co.in Dear sir, Though I am the online editor of Tehelka and a colleague of the victim,  I write to you in my personal capacity as a citizen and a friend of the victim. Read more »

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Omerta reigns after honour killing

ON 17 JUNE, which ironically was Father’s Day, Aagar Singh Solanki beheaded his 18-year-old daughter Manju with a sword. He then walked around Dungarji ka Guda village of Rajsamand district, 400 km from Rajasthan capital Jaipur, with the decapitated head and the sword, warning others against following his daughter’s footsteps. Later, he surrendered at the local police station. Read more »

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Reaping Israeli Fruit on Indian Soil

DRIVING SOUTHEAST of Bikaner, Rajasthan, all that meets one’s eyes is the sand and shrubs. Vegetation is scarce, agriculture of any kind non-existent and the only green one can see are a few patches of grass in the sand. Two hours ahead, taking a left from the NH-65, on the road to Didwana, the dry brown landscape suddenly changes colour. Olive trees, around 14,000 of them spread across 30 hectares, dot the desert land. This is the Bakliya farms, one of seven such farms in Rajasthan, result of an Indo-Israeli agricultural venture. Read more »

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