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Solidarity with FTII: Protesters detained after students raise anti Modi slogans


By Ishan Kukreti

Delhi Police detained protesters agitating against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as Film and Television Institute of India’s (FTII) chairman in front of Shastri Bhavan today. Protesters at ‘Stand in solidarity with FTII students’ saw the rough side of law after slogans urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to act judiciously were raised.

The highly agitated protesters, who had gathered to show support to the students of FTII were sent packing to the Parliament Street police station.

The frustration and a sense of wrong being done to them was evident in the eyes of students, who raised passionate slogans against Information and Broadcasting minister Arun Jaitly, Narendra Modi and the general saffronization of educational institutes that’s been going in the country lately.

The solidarity protest was supposed to start at 2 PM. However, after starting at 2:15 PM it could not last for more than 20 minutes. The police forced the demonstrators into buses to be sent to the police station.


ACP Ved Bhushan told NewsGram that the protesters had not received permission for carrying out the demonstration and hence the police had to intervene.

A delegation from FTII including ex-chairman Saeed Mirza, Resul Pookutty and members of student bodies from FTII, JNU and NSD will be meeting Information and Broadcasting minister Arun Jaitely today at National Informatics Center.

FTII students along with other student bodies of the country have been protesting against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the chairman of the premier film making institute of the country.

The students are demanding Chauhan’s removal as FTII’s chairman citing professional and artistic incompetence as the reason.

“Films can lead to propaganda and that is the whole point behind this protest. See, we are supposed to be political film makers, but we don’t want to stay in a place with a political bias.” an alumnus of FTII, Saumik Bhattacharya told NewsGram  



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JNU Campus: One Of The Best Places To Learn And Hang Out

JNU Campus is simply one of the best places to meet some of the most intellectual minds in India

JNU Campus is one of the most happening place for students in Delhi where they can experience everything from fun to academics to nature and peace. Wikimedia Commons

By Ruchika Verma 

  • Jawaharlal Nehru University or JNU is one of the most prestigious academic institutions in India
  • JNU is famous for its huge campus and campus life
  • JNU campus is one of the best places to hang out in Delhi for students

JNU or Jawaharlal Nehru University is famous for many things. Be it everyday students’ protests, the excellent reputation in the field of education and research or simply the controversies related to nationalism. But one thing which makes JNU everyone’s favourite is its campus.

JNU is simply one of the best places to meet some of the most intellectual minds in India. You will find various students and teachers from several fields in JNU campus ready to engage in intellectual discussions or debates.

JNU has one of the largest campus in India. Image source: Wikipedia
JNU has one of the largest campuses in India. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

JNU campus is located in the south Delhi area. The JNU campus area is full of greenery and fresh air. JNU campus s also one of the largest in India, JNU campus size is about 1019.38 acres. Jawaharlal Nehru University is easily the hub for all kinds of brainstorming sessions, where one can learn a lot not only about academics but also about life.

But JNU campus life is not all about studies and academics, there is a lot more to it. JNU campus has a plethora of things which makes it one of the best places to hang out as well. If you are ever planning to visit the JNU campus, these are the places you definitely shouldn’t miss.

Mughal Darbaar 

This restaurant serves some of the best Mughlai food in Delhi. It is one of the favourite spots of students who love the non-vegetarian food. The place is famous for its Butter Chicken and amazing ambience. The place is open until midnight and is favourite of all the party-goers.

Also Read: JNU Ideologues are Spewing hate in the name of Dissent and nurturing Anti-India ideologies

Ganga Dhaba

This is another famous food joint in the JNU campus which remains open till wee hours of the morning. It is famous for its multi-cuisine, delicious food which almost feels like it is home-made. It is also a favourite place for all the politically-active students who are often found sipping tea and debating over various issues here.

Ganga Dhaba is one of the most famous food joints in the campus of JNU. Wikimedia Commons
Ganga Dhaba is one of the most famous food joints in the campus of JNU. Wikimedia Commons

JNU Library Canteen

JNU Library Canteen serves South India food which tastes like heaven. The canteen remains open as per the timing of the library and can be found filled with students discussing various issues – academical and political. the canteen is more than 25 years old and is cheap as well.

The 24X7 Canteen

This is the most famous food joint in the JNU campus. The place is especially very buzzing after 10 in the night. It is very popular among the students and is one place where you can experience the actual JNU life.

JNU is also famous for its green and fresh surroundings. Wikimedia Commons
JNU is also famous for its green and fresh surroundings. Wikimedia Commons

Parthasarathy Rocks

JNU campus is not all about food and academics. It is surrounded by natural beauty as well. It is one of the most beautiful places in the JNU campus and in New Delhi as well. The place is also one of the highest in Delhi. Apart from its beauty, it is also very popular among young couples.

Also Read: JNU was awarded ‘Best University’ for its good works, not for Hostage Drama, says HRD Minister

JNU Library 

If we are talking about JNU, we just cannot forget the JNU Library. The multi-storeyed library is simply a heaven for all the book lovers. It is one of the biggest national libraries in India where all kinds of books are available.

In JNU one can learn while having fun at the same time. Wikimedia Commons

If you want to visit the JNU campus nearest metro station would be Hauz Khas Metro Station.