Valson Thampu

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is former principal of St Stephen's College, Delhi and former member of the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI).

VOICES

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A Japanese student taught me a lesson in love and responsibility

Today we are getting addicted to power of a different kind.

POLITICS

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What is ailing the Indian intelligentsia?

They can either languish in irrelevance, severing themselves from society and hiding from accountability, or they can stand by the nation in this time of change.

VOICES

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Ex St Stephen's principal explains why he's sick of the college

I call upon the management to stand up to the hour.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Why St Stephen’s College should not go for autonomy

What are we to make of teachers who assume their resistance to the idea is justified just because karmacharis and undergraduates agree with them?

POLITICS

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Teachers of St Stephen's are corrupting students

A spell of disaffection is currently brewing in the college.

VOICES

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Making a case against autonomy for St Stephens is misguided

Should teachers be aggrieved at the quality of education improving?

VOICES

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'God’s own country' is an offensive label for unsafe Kerala

The state is least safe for women and lives in denial.

POLITICS

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It has been a long time, St Stephen’s College is craving controversy

I had begun to wonder, even to worry. What’s gone wrong?

POLITICS

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By inducting nephew Dinakaran, Chinnamma ensured she's the new Amma

The enthronement of family members, who were an eyesore to Jayalalithaa, is meant to be the last nail in Amma’s coffin.

VOICES

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Rohith Vemula lived and died a Dalit

It is absurd, if not poor morality and atrocious law, to ask a dead man to prove his identity.