Amidst, or rather, despite all the turmoil and chaos in National Capital, it appears St Stephen's College principal Valson Thampu's battle with the samosa refuses to go away
The legion of Rohtas lovers deserve to be told how this rich samosa peddler spent his days and nights in the last three years of his curtailed life
St Stephen's Valson Thampu delivers parting shot, says Ram Guha attacked college after every progressive move
I am not just a teacher confined in a classroom, says St Stephen's College principal Valson Thampu.
Why St Stephen's principal Valson Thampu hates a 'humble' campus samosa-wallah and samosa-worshipping almuni
On February 6, some old students of St Stephen's College, among them chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian and Ramchandra Guha, wanted to hold a remembrance meeting for Rohtas, owner of the legendary campus dhaba that is known for its equally legendary samosas.
St Stephen's and its alumni pride themselves for being liberal and progressive, but the notice put out announcing the search for a new principal may not be the embodiment of the ideologies of the students.
St Stephen's college's principal Valson Thampu on Sunday said that the molestation row of a research scholar, which rocked the college for over three months, was "worse" than the Dadri lynching case.
St Stephen's principal Valson Thampu on Monday appeared before the National Commission for Women in connection with a row over the alleged molestation of a research scholar by a college professor
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Wednesday wrote to Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani seeking details of her directives to the Delhi University in connection with the St Stephen's molestation row.
"I am Dawood Ibrahim that is why I am being hounded" St Stephen's college principal Valson Thampu said on Thursday, expressing anguish over the "way" he is being "attacked" in connection with a research scholar's sexual harassment case.
DCW summoned St Stephen's principal Valson Thampu and college professor Satish Kumar after receiving a complaint from the research scholar.
St Stephen's Principal Valson Thampu's lawyer on Monday denied "in their entirety" the allegations levelled and demands raised by the victim.
St Stephen's research scholar who was allegedly molested by a college professor on Thursday warned him and college principal Valson Thampu of legal action if they do not facilitate disbursal of her stipend, access to her compounds and computational data within seven days.
HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday met the St Stephen's College molestation victim and later asked Delhi University to ensure that the girl gets her stipend and unrestricted access to the lab, and that her research supervisor is immediately changed.
St Stephen's college principal Valson Thampu said that the college could withstand a thousand controversies.
In wake of another controversy at St Stephen's college over a complaint of vandalism filed by the principal Valson Thampu against the student who took him to court in an e-zine row, a group of college alumni and women right activists condemned the act and questioned DU's silence.
St Stephen's research scholar who was allegedly molested by a college professor, on Thursday alleged that she was denied payment of her stipend and access to the laboratory, a charge denied by the principal as "constructed controversy".
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to entertain a plea of St Stephen's College management against a Delhi High Court order granting interim stay on the proceedings by a fact-finding team of the college against one of its teachers.
St. Stephen's principal Valson Thampu Wednesday said the college was "at the cross-roads" even as a member of its Governing Body wondered whether the time has come to shut down the institution in the wake of a controversy over sexual harassment of a research scholar.
St Stephen's Principal Valson Thampu's on Tuesday said he was being chased like an "animal" in the molestation case.
Students and teachers of Delhi University and women rights activists on Monday stepped up their protests against St Stephen's Principal Valson Thampu demanding that he resign over his handling of the research scholar molestation case.