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Mar 19, 2016
World Sufi Forum: Islam originally was a radical inter-faith movement, says Kabir HelminskiKabir Edmund Helminski is the director of the Threshold Society and was present at the World Sufi Forum. He spoke to Firstpost about his journey from being a Catholic to a follower of Sufism and Islam.
Mar 15, 2016
Hates lies, loves Chennai, doesn't want to die: Dwayne Bravo tackles The Proust Questionnaire for FirstpostFirstpost put the Proust Questionnaire to Dwayne Bravo, one of West Indies’ most successful limited overs all-rounders, a flamboyant and expressive cricketer
Mar 10, 2016
JNU is like a land of lotus-eaters, where we haven't emerged from the Cold War: Makarand ParanjapeIn the on-going series of teach-in lectures on nationalism at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Makarand Paranjape, professor at the Centre of English Studies (CES) emerged as an alternative voice on the JNU row when he asked if the institution was a 'democratic space' or a 'Left hegemonic space', and why Leftists had trouble accepting the 'legitimacy of the Indian State'. Speaking to Firstpost, he reflected on the challenges that JNU faces today and why he is critical of Left politics on campus
Mar 09, 2016
'I'm no hero': Meet Vaibhav Aggarwal, whose petition forced the government to scrap EPF taxJaitley proposed to tax 60 percent of a retiree’s EPF savings, if not invested in annuity. It is a poorly-thought out move since no one would want the government to tax a good part of their life's savings (for many of them EPF is the only savings).
Mar 08, 2016
It's not the government's job to distribute certificates of patriotism and anti-nationalism: Soni SoriSoni Sori drew parallels between her struggle in Bastar and the fight at JNU, saying the conditions in both places are the same.
Mar 05, 2016
There goes the neighbourhood: Author Amit Chaudhuri talks about Kolkata and its decaying heritageWhenever people lavish praise on Kolkata’s buildings they usually mean the grand old palaces in the north (the ‘black town’) or the massive colonial edifices dominating the city’s business district – giving Kolkata the nomenclature of “city of palaces” in the hoary past.
Mar 05, 2016
The Pankaj Advani interview: 'Are we just interested in being consumers of two or three sports in our country?'Firstpost caught up with him for a chat about all things cue. From the difference between snooker and billiards and the challenges to what motivates him to keep improving and his though on India's infrastructure for cue sports, read on to know what Pankaj Advani had to say.
Mar 04, 2016
We will fight govt to ensure justice for Rohith Vemula, promises Kanhaiya KumarAfzal Guru is not my icon, Rohith Vemula is, says JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar.
Feb 21, 2016
Art can change minds: 'Chaarpaai' is Arnesh Ghose's attempt to sensitise men towards women's problemsChaarpaai came out of the angst he felt with regard to assault on women – physical, verbal and mental.
Feb 19, 2016
The silent string: Why Vishwa Mohan Bhatt donated his veena of three decades to a museumPadmashri Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt's decision to donate his prized possession shocked his family and friends.