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Saif Ahmad Khan

Student, Jamia Millia Islamia

The writer is pursuing MA Convergent Journalism from AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia. He has published several opinion pieces, news reports and letters for various newspapers and news websites. He can be contacted at:

Interview: Meet The Man Who’s Bringing Digital Disruption To Indian Newsrooms

Dubbed as the man who is “transforming newsrooms in India”, Nasr ul Hadi works at the intersection of technology and news. As a Knight Fellow for the International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ), Hadi helps news organizations redesign workflows and think digital-first. His job involves creating a culture of innovation wherein media organizations are constantly experimenting with new tools. I caught up with Hadi on the sidelines of mBillionth Awards South Asia 2016 to discuss his work and the future of the digital space in India.
11/08/2016 7:06 PM IST
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Choosing To Live In A Muslim ‘Ghetto'

Though nobody from Vishank's family objected to him staying in what has often been described as a Muslim ghetto, he did attract some curiosity while shifting to Jamia Nagar. "The transport loader who was helping me shift got a little scared when he came to know the address. He said that only Muslims live over here," says Vishank.
29/04/2016 8:14 AM IST
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My Visit To Bisara: Dadri Lynching Still Haunts Village

I was in Bisara on the day of the Bihar Assembly election results, but it was far removed from the excitement of the polls, bearing a deserted look and with a strong police presence maintaining a tight vigil even a month after the murder. The villagers were reluctant to speak to reporters, and some were openly hostile, saying things like, "Yeh media waale hain, inhe bhagao These people are from the media, drive them away)."
09/12/2015 9:18 AM IST
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‘I Was Beaten By Auto Drivers As Traffic Cops Looked On'

After multiple auto drivers refused to drive him home, Agarwal brought the matter to the notice of the traffic cops present. "The traffic cops told the auto driver to go ahead and drop me home but his orders fell on deaf ears," says Agarwal. A frustrated Agarwal then called the auto-helpline number and lodged a complaint against the driver. What ensued was mayhem.
05/06/2015 1:17 PM IST
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What Modi Really Thinks Of Fighting Terror With Terror

While speaking at a conclave organized by Hindi news channel Aaj Tak earlier this month, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar kicked up a storm by stating, "We have to neutralise terrorists through terrorists... Why can't we do it? We should do it. Why does my soldier have to do it?" However, the real inspiration behind Parrikar's "Kante se kanta nikalna (removing a thorn with a thorn)" remark seems to be coming from none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
01/06/2015 8:08 AM IST

Narendra Modi's Double Standards On Terrorism

Modi's hypocrisy and double standards on terrorism are evident when one listens to his views on "Islamic" and "saffron" terrorism, respectively. If terrorism has no religion then how can it be termed as "Islamic" when it cannot be branded as "Hindu" or "saffron"?
04/03/2015 8:20 AM IST

Obama's Caution On Religion: Why Modi Needs To Pay Attention

So why did the most powerful person on the planet choose to caution a country which is known for encouraging pluralism and secularism? The answer lies in the fact that ever since the Modi government has taken to office, fringe groups belonging to the Hindu Right have increased their vitriol towards minorities, mainly Muslims.
07/02/2015 8:16 AM IST