Monthly Archives: JANUARY 2020


Was Sharjeel Imam’s speech a crime?
26.01.20 - Markandey Katju

Sharjeel Imam, a student of JNU, gave a speech on 16th January, 2020 in Aligarh during an anti CAA protest meeting, asking people to cut off Assam and the North East from the rest of India. Consequently, the police of Delhi, UP, and Assam have ...
  


Jasmer Singh is dead. You don't know who he was? He was a Reader.
MOURN YE ALL! HE WAS A READER.
23.01.20 - A Tribute by Punjab Today

IN AN EPIC FANTASY written for today’s generation which is hard to wean off a screen and pulled into the world of books, a character, trying to understand the concept of horizon, asks, very straight-faced: "Is it like the end of an aisle of books?” 

Jasmer ...
  


What can offer a better climax than a dramatic court trial?
LAW AND LITERATURE
15.01.20 - Ayesha Tariq and Janhvi Prakash

THE INDIAN subcontinent is going through a painful turbulent transitional period in its history, a transition from feudal to modern society. In this period both law and literature can play an important role in getting over this transition, law by creating modern norms and destroying ...
  


Hindi or Urdu: which is the more powerful language?
05.01.20 - Markandey Katju

I have been castigated by many people for saying that Hindi is not the people’s language but an artificially created language, as if I had said something absurd, horrifying or blasphemous (see my article ‘Hindi was created by British to divide, it isn’t common man’s ...
  



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