Tuesday, March 9, 2021

    Aishani Khurana

    4 POSTS
    Aishani Khurana is pursuing Mphil in Sociology at JNU, New Delhi.

    Reimagining the University Beyond the Tyranny of Numbers

    Can we imagine the university space beyond the hegemony of graded hierarchies, an obsession with degrees and qualifications to make it creative, holistic and enduring?

    Public Education is a Right and not a Commodity, Why the Struggle at JNU is Justified

    Public education is increasingly being seen as a commodity in this neo-liberal age. The struggle at JNU is to reclaim it as a right.

    Transcending Violence: Gandhi and His Art of Resistance

    To invoke the Mahatma in 2019, is to revisit his trailblazing spirit of being a torchbearer of non-violent dissent at a time when the world is mired in war and misery.

    Of Beauty and Brutality: The Contestation over Posters, Protest and Public Spaces in JNU

    As a Kafkaesque dissonance dawns over JNU, it’s time to rethink the limitations of institutionalised power and its discomforts with radical thinking.

    Aishani Khurana

    4 POSTS
    Aishani Khurana is pursuing Mphil in Sociology at JNU, New Delhi.


    The Need for a Well-Reasoned and Principled Stand on the Ongoing Resistance by Indian Farmers

    The intensity and continuity of the farmers' movement against the recently passed farm laws, underlines the urgent need for the citizenry to think rationally and attain a decisive stand regarding it.

    What was Behind Gandhi’s Success with the Salt Satyagraha in 1930 and the Failure of the Non-Cooperation Movement in the 1920s?

    Gandhi’s leadership and his ability to bring together people from diverse backgrounds is reflected across the movements he initiated, why then were some successful and others not equally so?

    Bargained Livelihoods During the Pandemic:Understanding the Condition of Women Tribal Vendors in Odisha’s Koraput

    The plight of  tribal women vendors has deteriorated due to the pandemic and the lockdown which has impacted their livelihoods and access to entitlements.

    Donald Trump’s Supporters and Our Farmer

    At a time when Donald Trump’s supporters are attacking the foundations of democracy, our farmers are arousing hope, and teaching us the art of nonviolent resistance to remind the rulers of the discontents of potential authoritarianism.

    JNU: A Wounded Space

    On this fateful day last year, JNU witnessed an organized attack on students and teachers inside the campus premises. Even after a year, the question remains : can the spirit of the university be restored?