Danish Raza

Danish Raza is a special correspondent with the Hindustan Times. He covers gender, identity politics, human rights, conflicts and online speech.

Articles by Danish Raza

Othello: A Delhi group reads Shakespeare for many reasons

A reading group in Delhi discusses world classics to bring literary and philosophical discussions to public spaces

Shakespeare’s Othello(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 24, 2017 11:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Adityanath’s army: Hindu Yuva Vahini gets set for Hindutva agenda in Uttar Pradesh

Members of UP chief minister Yogi Adityanat’s right-wing organisation Hindu Yuva Vahini are elated and confident that under the new regime, the Hindutva agenda with get a push in the state

Members of Hindu Yuva Vahini during a procession in Saharanpur, western UP to celebrate the appointment of Yogi Adityanath as chief minister of UP.(Aishwarya Kandpal/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 26, 2017 08:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Assembly elections 2017: Fragmented Muslim vote in Muzaffarnagar helped BJP

Muslims in Muzaffarnagar which was badly affected by riots in 2013 was expected to vote for the Samajwadi Party. But the Muslim vote in and around Muzaffarnagar fragmented and left the SP clutching at straws.

People in Jogayi Khera in Muzaffarnagar watching UP election results on television.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 06, 2017 11:40 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Muzaffarnagar | By

Need to challenge AVBP’s impunity, says AISA’s DU head Kawalpreet Kaur

Kawalpreet Kaur, head of AISA’s Delhi University unit, is a vocal opponent of the way ABVP registered its protest to the scheduled seminar at Ramjas College in which JNU student Umar Khalid was to present a paper. In an interview to HT, she said it was important to challenge the ‘impunity’ enjoyed by the ABVP and every students’ body has the right to register protest but only in non-violent ways. Excerpts:

Kawalpreet Kaur, head of AISA’s Delhi University unit.
Updated on Mar 06, 2017 12:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

UP election: BSP’s social media volunteers

The political science student from western UP’s Hapur tours the state on his motorcycle, buses and even trains to cover each of BSP chief Mayawati’s rallies.

Scattered across the state and working without any official mandate, the volunteers constantly feed social media with information that they believe the mainstream media ‘deliberately’ ignores(Representative Photo)
Updated on Feb 26, 2017 10:12 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Hapur | By, Lucknow/hapur

Yadav family feud has led to the desolation of Shivpal Yadav on SP’s turf in UP

In Jaswantnagar, the constituency where Shivpal Yadav is a sitting MLA, there are no fence-sitters on the feud in UP’s first family that pitched chief minister Akhilesh Yadav against uncle Shivpal; voters in this SP bastion are firmly against Shivpal.

The Samajwadi Party went through a tense six months starting August 2016 with then state party president Shivpal Singh Yadav (right) stood his ground against chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, and was backed by party supremo and Akhilesh’s father Mulayam Singh Yadav.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 17, 2017 08:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaswantnagar | By

UP election: Akhilesh, not Rahul, has struck a chord with UP’s voters

The Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance: In voter lingo, Akhilesh is ‘UP ka ladka’ and Rahul still the prince of New Delhi

Congress party Vice President Rahul Gandhi (R) and Uttar Pradesh state Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav during a joint election rally in Agra, February 3, 2017. Rahul is seen as an outsider in spite of the fact that the core constituencies – particularly Amethi and Re Bareli -- have remained dedicated to the Congress. This is in sharp contrast with Akhilesh Yadav who has a more informal and intimate direct connection with the people.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 16, 2017 08:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

UP elections: Voters feel Yadav feud a necessary evil

Voters across the region perceive the spat in the Yadav family as unfortunate but a necessary exercise to cement Akhilesh Yadav’s position in his party.

Voters across the region perceive the spat in the Yadav family as unfortunate but a necessary exercise to cement Akhilesh Yadav’s position in his party.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 13, 2017 05:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mainpuri, Etawah | By

SP’s war room a battlefield as UP poll strategists struggle to get plans in sync

A bitter family feud and a last-minute alliance with the Congress have left the Samajwadi Party (SP) poll strategists in a quandary as they struggle to find common ground internally.

The Samajwadi Party’s war room appears tech-savvy and well-organised on the surface. However, the deeper one goes, the deeper the cracks seem to run.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 06, 2017 12:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByDanish Raza and Gaurav Saigal

Behind BJP’s UP poll campaign: Young, tech and media-savvy team manning the war room

New guns in the business of campaign management in UP are bringing in what the old guard lacked: branding, technology, messaging and route optimisation.

At least 80 men and women drive the BJP’s war room in UP, five of whom are protégés of campaign strategist Prashant Kishor. Their average age is 28 and their team’s core functions are data crunching, seat analysis, digital media and operations.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 05, 2017 08:22 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByDanish Raza and Gaurav Saigal

Meet the Nizami Bandhu, qawwali’s rockstars

An evening of qawwali with qawwals of ‘Rockstar’ fame

Qawwal Chand Nizami (centre) with nephews Shadab and Shohrab Nizami at the dargah.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 21, 2017 10:44 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

See Madhusudhanan’s interpretation of the Wagon Tragedy of 1921

Selected works of artist and filmmaker Madhusudhanan are on display at the Vadhera Art Gallery

Work image from artist Madhusudhanan’s series Penal Colony.(Madhusudhanan/ Vadhera Art Gallery)
Updated on Dec 31, 2016 08:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Konyak of Nagaland: A photo series on the last headhunters

A startling series of photos offer an unusual glimpse into the lives of a Naga tribe, once famous for their fierce, deadly warriors.

Prized Possessions: “Beheading is better then killing thousands of innocent people, what we use to do was better then what many goverments are doing in some parts of the world.”(Courtesy: Egg Art Studio)
Updated on Dec 25, 2016 10:58 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Bol Ke Lab Aazad Hain Tere: The life of Faiz, the revolutionary poet

Faiz Ahmed Faiz, the celebrated Urdu writer and poet, is the subject of a play at a two-day poetry festival in Delhi.

A scene from Bol Ke Lab Azad Hain Tere, a play based on the life of the famous Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz.(Tyagarajan/Abhigyan Natya Association)
Updated on Dec 10, 2016 08:33 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Watch Astad Deboo perform to Bulleh Shah’s poetry

At the closing of the three-day Natya Ballet Dance Festival in Delhi, Astad Deboo, one of the country’s finest contemporary dancers will give a solo performance

Astad Deboo is considered one of the greatest contemporary dancers in the country(Amit Kumar)
Updated on Dec 04, 2016 11:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Panchtattva- The Road Ahead, a photography exhibition

A review of ‘Panchtattva …The Road Ahead’, a month-long photo exhibition at the India Habitat Centre in Delhi.

One of Shraddha Borawake’s series of images titled 7.83Hz Bound.(Shraddha Borawake/IHC)
Updated on Nov 26, 2016 09:16 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

On a walk, discover the lost histories of the courtesans of Chawri Bazaar

A walk in the walled city takes you back to the era of nautch girls and their patrons

The facade of what was once a kotha in Chawri Bazaar. Seen in the picture is the atariya (balcony) where the courtesans stood.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 29, 2016 09:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Shakespeare’s Ashes: An event for fans of The Bard

Art and academia come together to celebrate the life and times of the most entertaining of all playwrights

Jonathan Gil Harris and Madhavi Menon, president and member of the Shakespeare Society of India.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 22, 2016 12:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Here is why govt Twitter handles have been posting offensive, partisan messages

Recently, some official Twitter handles of union ministries and institutions posted offensive, partisan messages. This is against the original mandate of such bodies- they are only meant to broadcast government initiatives. How did these mess-ups happen?

Recently, some official Twitter handles of union ministries and institutions posted offensive, partisan messages. This is against the original mandate of such bodies- they are only meant to broadcast government initiatives. How did these mess-ups happen?
Updated on Oct 16, 2016 09:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

A two-day festival in Delhi celebrates Azamgarh village’s musical heritage

Musicians from Azamgarh’s Hariharpur will perform in Delhi this weekend. The village has a strong tradition of Hindustani classical music and

Arpit and Aman Mishra from the Hariharpur gharana, perform at the festival in 2015 in Delhi.(Source: ITRHD)
Updated on Oct 15, 2016 08:22 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Delhi theatre: A new interpretation of Hamlet. In leather jacket and boots

A re-interpretation of characters is the highlight of a new version of Shakespeare’s play to be staged in Delhi this weekend

(L-R) Actors Sughanda Srivastava (Gertrude), Saif Ansari (Hamlet) with director K Madavane.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 10, 2016 08:41 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

A film festival on the tribes erasing the ‘born criminals’ tag

For the first time, a film festival throws light on the lives of Denotified Tribes in the country

A still from the film Lost Behrupiya.(Courtesy Festival Organisers)
Updated on Sep 03, 2016 10:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

The great Dalit cauldron and why it matters

With Dalit anger spilling over, HT looks at the significance of their vote in three states going to polls in 2017

HT Image(Siddharaj Solanki/HT Photo.)
Updated on Jul 19, 2017 06:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDanish Raza, Sukhdeep Kaur, Rajesh Kumar Singh

Massive Dalit gathering in Una marks end of 10-day protest rally

In sync with the objective of conveying his message to a national audience, lawyer-turned-activist Jignesh Mevani chose to speak in Hindi at the Dalit Mahasabha in Una on Monday.

A man displays a portrait of Dalit leader BR Ambedkar as hundreds of members of the Dalit community gather for a rally in Una.(AP)
Updated on Aug 16, 2016 05:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Una

At Una rally attended by Kanhaiya, Dalits warn of fresh protests

Dalit people in Gujarat will launch a rail blockade in a month if the state government doesn’t accept their demands that include five acres of land for every member of the community, a leader of the movement said on Monday.

Participants at the Una Dalit rally.(Sudipto Mondal/ HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 15, 2016 12:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySudipto Mondal and Danish Raza

Dalits head for Una to attend mega rally against atrocities

Launched early this month, the Dalit Asmita March (Dalits’ March for Pride) will end at the grounds of Shah HD High School in Una. The crowd and the rally will decide the future course of the Dalit agitation in the country.

Members of Dalit community take pledge at Badhda village near Rajula in Gujarat on Saturday.(Siddharaj Solanki/ HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 19, 2016 05:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Una

Gujarat Dalits plan rail blockade, take protest to other states

Una Dalit Atyachar Ladai Samiti, the group spearheading Dalit protests in Gujarat, will intensify its agitation by blocking trains and taking their protests outside the state, its leaders said on Thursday.

Dalits participates in a protest rally from ahmedabad to Una.(Siddharaj Solanki/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 11, 2016 08:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gadhada, Gujarat

Word for word: When Dalits use jokes, puns to protest in Gujarat

They are assertive, inclusive and have concrete demands, indicating a shift from rhetoric and symbolism.

Lawyer and Dalit activist Jignesh Mewani speaks at a public rally in Ahmedabad on Sunday. Mewani is leading a foot march to Ahmedabad for Dalit rights.(Siddharaj Solanki/ HT photo)
Updated on Aug 24, 2016 01:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Dhanduka, Gujarat
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