Anushka Baruah (for Info only, not official)


Anushka Baruah

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    ... Ramjas has taught me many things, the foremost being the importance of a material history. An ideological history means little, something the ABVP and the rest of the saffron brigade would do well to keep in mind. The premise of Makarand Paranjape’s article in this newspaper (‘What Ramjas taught’, IE, March 4) is that Ramjas College is an AISA-controlled island, marooned in the ABVP-dominated sea that is Delhi University. To clarify, the Ramjas Students’ Union, presided over by Yogit Rathi (and comprising Ramit Bhutani, Amit Singh, Amit Kumar, Anshuman Dubey, and Parul Aggarwal) ran for election independently — they claimed to have no affiliation to any political party. Facts and material conditions, as I have discovered in my three years of studying English, are most important when it comes to constructing an argument or narrative — analysis, however vital, is secondary. ...

    Indian Express on March 7, 2017, 2:02 a.m.

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    ...A few minutes earlier, he had said I would be torn to a thousand bits had this been Pakistan.It had all started innocuously enough, on what appeared to be a regular Saturday afternoon, as I made my way back home from college.The man approached me asking if he could see the badges pinned on my bag.There’s one with a quote from Rohith Vemula’s suicide note, another from when I saw Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and a third about azadi with the words “JNU ke saath”.That was what had got his attention.I had seen him looking at me earlier, but had chalked it up to him trying to get a look at the metro route, blinking above me.He appeared to be in his twenties, dressed in a kurta-pajama, basically, your regular metro commuter. ...

    Indian Express on Sept. 5, 2016, midnight