23 October, 2020

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2016-02-29T18:15:29+05:30

New Delhi
Coming Storm

Much has been made of President Pranab Mukherjee backing Jagadesh Kumar as JNU’s new vice-chancellor over HRD minister Smriti Irani’s choice. Top IIT Delhi-wallahs, however, insist that there is more to the institution’s “gift” to its left-of-centre neighbour than meets the eye. Though Kumar is backed by impeccable credentials, he was viewed as reasonably RSS-friendly at IIT Delhi. Some say it’s a matter of time before JNU erupts in protests. What will make it interesting is that Kumar, a karate expert, is no pushover. The story goes that when an IIT hosteler got aggressive, Kumar closed the matter with karate moves.


New Delhi
Lingua Indica

The vocabulary of central Delhi, it is a-changing. Scribes invited for a press conference, where Sangh parivar functionaries were present, were puzzled at the use of chaste Hindi for matters mundane. Sangh men were seen dishing out calling...

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