'I went from being a hateful child to the person I am today,' says Gurmehar Kaur | #FirstCulture
In her book, Gurmehar Kaur presents small, intimate stories of her father, which make accusations of “anti-nationalism” seem hollow | #FirstCulture
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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
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
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".
The ABVP and its ideological mentors are attacking the core foundations of India – diversity, debate, dissent and freedom.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Amid a raging controversy over free speech, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said he supports freedom of expression, but within the legal framework.
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
Members of the RSS-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) have planned to protest in Delhi University against the Left students' organisations.