Chauhan’s appointment as chairman in 2015 had been met with protests, with FTII students holding a 139-day strike.
FTII says that Gurvinder Singh violated the shooting norms given to him, while Singh says this comes in the wake of his support of a suspended student.
The hallmark of the toady in the present Indian context is to eliminate his/her own identity and dissolve into the image of Modi himself. Chamchagiri, or toadying, is a vehicle to quick elevation in the power structure,
Thanking Narendra Modi and Amit Shah, Chauhan said he had been chosen to be chairperson of the prestigious fashion institute for his cricketing and banking experience.
The simple point of this strategy is that aggressively administered stupidity is stupefying. It is too much of a struggle keeping the daily battering at bay – “nationalism”; “beef”; sedition charges, slogans, and two bodies dangling from a tree in Jharkhand.
Eighteen students have been added to the list of those accused of holding the institute’s director in his office on August 17, 2015, taking the total number to 35.
The rows over JNU and Rohith Vemula have been missed opportunities for the Muslims of India to express their solidarity with other marginalised communities.
Students claim they were beaten up, police says minimum force was used
The striking students have held five rounds of talks with the government, but the main issue of Gajendra Chauhan’s appointment has not been addressed
Film and Television students complete 100 days of agitation, but hopes of a dialogue open up
It’s been three months since students opposed the imposition of an unsuitable chairperson on India’s premier film institute. As the government digs in its heels and refuses to acknowledge it erred, the students have now started a hunger strike.
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Why is this government backing Gajendra Chauhan to this extent that it has even arrested striking students at midnight?
The students of FTII, Pondicherry and many other places are showing us the way forward – will their teachers and those in charge of education for this country have the wisdom to learn from them?
As teachers, scholars and researchers of the media we are deeply disturbed by the obduracy and high-handedness shown by the authorities to the legitimate issues and questions raised by the students of FTII who have been on strike since June 12, 2015. It has now been established that […]
The students of FTII know they are fighting for more than just the independence of their institution
When a democratically elected government with a sweeping majority recruits a person to steer you into the new world, you resist. They must be right. Because you are wrong.
New Delhi: Against the backdrop of news reports that the names of Amitabh Bachchan and Rajnikanth were among those suggested for the post of head of the Film and Television Institute of India, the Centre today defended the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan saying it wanted someone who could devote time to […]
The students of FTII should be lauded for drawing their line in the sand about the need for a proper consultative process through which people are appointed to high public office in this country
Agitprop blooms as political cronyism confronts a storied centre of cultural creativity
BJP member and television actor Gajendra Chauhan, who hasn’t been affiliated with the FTII, has been appointed the president of the prestigious institution