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Gurmehar Kaur on her memoir, Small Acts of Freedom, and choosing love over hate
Life

Gurmehar Kaur on her memoir, Small Acts of Freedom, and choosing love over hate

'I went from being a hateful child to the person I am today,' says Gurmehar Kaur | #FirstCulture

In Small Acts of Freedom, Gurmehar Kaur poignantly weaves together stories of her family, identity
Life

In Small Acts of Freedom, Gurmehar Kaur poignantly weaves together stories of her family, identity

In her book, Gurmehar Kaur presents small, intimate stories of her father, which make accusations of “anti-nationalism” seem hollow | #FirstCulture

Virender Sehwag says he doesn't regret his tweets, is least bothered about social image
First Cricket News

Virender Sehwag says he doesn't regret his tweets, is least bothered about social image

Sehwag's tweets, even on mundane issues, are full of wit and humour. They can be scathing, and even irreverent when need be, all of which is done with a pinch of humour.

Gurmehar Kaur: Can we not speak our mind?
long-reads

Gurmehar Kaur: Can we not speak our mind?

An ordinary Friday turned out to be not so ordinary, when 20-year-old Gurmehar Kaur agreed to meet me. Peeking from behind her phone at a nondescript beauty parlour in suburban Mumbai, Gurmehar Kaur was perhaps the most wonted 20-something I had ever met.

Randeep Hooda says he didn't know who Gurmehar Kaur was; here's her sassy reply
Bollywood

Randeep Hooda says he didn't know who Gurmehar Kaur was; here's her sassy reply

Randeep Hooda says that he laughed at Virender Sehwag's joke in isolation. He adds that the issue was blown out of proportion and he was unjustly termed as a bully.

Randeep Hooda on Gurmehar Kaur row: 'How did it get so big if it was not already on the agenda?'
Entertainment

Randeep Hooda on Gurmehar Kaur row: 'How did it get so big if it was not already on the agenda?'

In this exclusive interview to Firstpost, Randeep Hooda speaks up about the Gurmehar Kaur row, about Kangana and Karan Johar and also about his upcoming projects.

Paid news is passe in India, as fake news takes over
News & Analysis

Paid news is passe in India, as fake news takes over

If you think fake news is something only for a fancy war between The New York Times and US President Donald Trump, think again. India is facing the same challenge, but perhaps in a different way - and in fact, this one may be harder to counter than the ones that are shaking up the establishment in the United States. Here's why.

Gurmehar Kaur's 'viral' video: Sexually-repressed Indian men inflate everything into controversy
India

Gurmehar Kaur's 'viral' video: Sexually-repressed Indian men inflate everything into controversy

Now, it reappeared as a personification of Gurmehar having a good time. Even if it was her whose business is it to decide whether she can or cannot sing and whether or not to dance in a four-wheeler.

Gurmehar Kaur fake video: DU student questions if it was right to shame girl dancing in car
India

Gurmehar Kaur fake video: DU student questions if it was right to shame girl dancing in car

Gurmehar Kaur who was trolled, again, on Saturday after a video of a young woman drinking, singing and dancing in a car emerged in the social media

DU, JNU: Universities have become the only platform for students to resist hard nationalism
India

DU, JNU: Universities have become the only platform for students to resist hard nationalism

There is no other forum today in India for students' resistance to an essentially majoritarian and thuggish ideology.

Delhi University protest as it happened: Umar Khalid, missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed's mother join students at Mandi House
India

Delhi University protest as it happened: Umar Khalid, missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed's mother join students at Mandi House

Twenty-four-year-old Gurmehar Kaur, whose social media campaign against the ABVP has gone viral, got caught up in a Twitter war on Monday with ex-cricketer Virendra Sehwag and actor Randeep Hooda who called her a "political pawn".

Ramjas row: ABVP's rampant jingoism, attacks on free-thinking makes them real 'gaddars'
India

Ramjas row: ABVP's rampant jingoism, attacks on free-thinking makes them real 'gaddars'

The ABVP and its ideological mentors are attacking the core foundations of India – diversity, debate, dissent and freedom.

Ramjas College row: ABVP stages protest to reflect DU's 'nationalistic sentiments'
India

Ramjas College row: ABVP stages protest to reflect DU's 'nationalistic sentiments'

Hundreds of students from RSS-backed ABVP today staged a protest march in DU to reflect the the varsity's "nationalistic sentiments" and affirm that they will not allow any "anti-national" activities on campus.

Pranab Mukherjee's stern message: Students and faculty must engage in reasoned debate, not propagate unrest
India

Pranab Mukherjee's stern message: Students and faculty must engage in reasoned debate, not propagate unrest

Advocating free thinking in university campuses, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said students and faculties must engage in "reasoned discussion and debate rather than propagating a culture of unrest". He also said it was tragic to see students caught in the vortex of violence and disquiet.

Kiren Rijiju hadn't seen Gurmehar Kaur's war video before tweeting: Such knee-jerk reaction will only fortify online trolls
India

Kiren Rijiju hadn't seen Gurmehar Kaur's war video before tweeting: Such knee-jerk reaction will only fortify online trolls

In an interview, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju revealed he had not seen Gurmehar's video on India-Pakistan peace before tweeting.

Ramjas row: Is Delhi Police working on an image makeover by avoiding excesses in mob control?
India

Ramjas row: Is Delhi Police working on an image makeover by avoiding excesses in mob control?

The Delhi Police must have to tread a tightrope in allowing a mob to protest within the parameters of democracy, and yet, know exactly when it needs to be controlled.

Ramjas clash: Don't sidetrack issues raised by Gurmehar Kaur, says AAP leader Manish Sisodia
Politics

Ramjas clash: Don't sidetrack issues raised by Gurmehar Kaur, says AAP leader Manish Sisodia

It is important to respond to the issues raised by Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur than sidetrack them, Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Thursday.

Gurmehar Kaur row: Manohar Parrikar supports free speech but within legal framework
India

Gurmehar Kaur row: Manohar Parrikar supports free speech but within legal framework

Amid a raging controversy over free speech, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said he supports freedom of expression, but within the legal framework.

Ramjas clash: Stop this nationalism debate; it’s shameful and unpatriotic to divide Indians
India

Ramjas clash: Stop this nationalism debate; it’s shameful and unpatriotic to divide Indians

Who are you fighting? Someone must ask those fierce advocates of nationalism. They should also be asked how they can call themselves national when they hate other Indians with such pernicious resoluteness

Ramjas College row: ABVP to protest in DU, calls for on-campus exclusion of the Left
Politics

Ramjas College row: ABVP to protest in DU, calls for on-campus exclusion of the Left

Members of the RSS-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) have planned to protest in Delhi University against the Left students' organisations.