Saturday, 22 January, 2022
TopicPratap Bhanu Mehta

Topic: Pratap Bhanu Mehta

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.

Mehta’s columns, new plot behind exit, Ashoka University students claim. Not true, says univ

In email to students, Pratap Bhanu Mehta cites ‘prevailing circumstances’ being behind his decision to quit. Ashoka University calls The Edict article 'purely speculative' and 'factually inaccurate'.

On Camera

YourTurn

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Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
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Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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