Bedatri Datta Choudhury (for Info only, not official)


Bedatri Datta Choudhury

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    ...It is easy for me to drown myself in nostalgia and go on about the dhabas, the roads, the hills but I won't because what plagues JNU, and the country at large, today is something that is more concrete than just nostalgia for a glorious past.When news of the JNU attacks started coming through social media, I didn't make much of it because for us who have spent years in JNU, scuffles are really not big things. It was only last week when I realised that the atmosphere that allowed us to dissent and opine so freely, was something of an exception and a threat for anyone who fears critique. And only people who are unsure of what they do, fear critique.Student protests are not new, least of all in JNU. What is new is the rampant hate within the public debate on all media. ...

    NDTV on Feb. 26, 2016, midnight