Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicPratap Bhanu Mehta

Topic: Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Didn’t sign open letter to condemn Vikram Sampath’s defamation suit, Guha & Mehta say amid row

The open letter is being circulated in response to Vikram Sampath’s defamation suit against three academics over their charges of plagiarism. It calls the legal action ‘predatory’.

No one is asking the right questions about Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s ouster from Ashoka University

We pick soft targets, we discuss inanities, but do not talk about the elephant in the room when it comes to Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s resignation.

What institutions like Ashoka University forget when hiring a Pratap Bhanu Mehta

If you choose a PB Mehta or a Ramachandra Guha, you are effectively choosing other faculty who vibe well with their own ideas, not those who challenge you.

Circumstances around Ashoka exit won’t change for foreseeable future, says Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Noted academician Pratap Bhanu Mehta had resigned from Ashoka University last week stating that his association with the institution might be 'considered a political liability'.

There have been lapses, says Ashoka University in joint statement with Mehta & Subramanian

Chancellor and the board of trustees chairman write separate letters to students & alumni reiterating Ashoka University’s commitment to academic freedom, insist founders never interfered.

‘Grievous blow to free speech’ — Raghuram Rajan on Pratap Mehta’s exit from Ashoka University

Nearly 180 academics from Yale, Columbia, Oxford universities also voiced support for Pratap Bhanu Mehta, who quit as a professor of Ashoka University earlier this week.

Debate, fact, fiction around Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s Ashoka exit & Gen Bajwa’s signals to India

Ashoka University ‘will be the poorer’ without public intellectual Pratap Bhanu Mehta, said Shekhar Gupta in episode 706 of 'Cut The Clutter'.

TV focus on Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s resignation, women in ripped jeans & how BJP can win Bengal

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

My writing is perceived to carry risks for Ashoka University: PB Mehta in resignation letter

Pratap Bhanu Mehta, in his letter resigning from Ashoka University, says 'it has become abundantly clear to me that my association with the University may be considered a political liability'.

Ashoka students protest Mehta’s exit, faculty seeks clarity on hiring & dismissal protocols

Agitating students demand reinstatement of Pratap Bhanu Mehta. Faculty express 'anguish' in letter to vice-chancellor.

On Camera

YourTurn

Finally, this is a Rahul Gandhi that India can relate to

Bharat Jodo Yatra has shown Indians the real Rahul Gandhi, a leader who walks among his people, and not the caricature created by BJP and TV news media.
File photo of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan distributing rice to PMGKAY beneficiaries at a PDS centre | ANI

How Modi govt extending free grains scheme could help BJP in Gujarat, Himachal polls

PMGKAY was extended for three more months last week. An analysis of the scheme's beneficiaries shows that over 50% of the population in Gujarat and 38% in HP will benefit from it.

Defence

File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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