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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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People participate in a celebration of India’s Republic Day on Sunday.

Indian Nationality Room Committee celebrates Republic Day with traditional music, dance

By Renee Dubaich, Staff Writer January 29, 2023
Attendees enjoyed Bharatham dance performances, Hindi music and snacking on samosas and pakoras to celebrate Indian culture. The event honored India’s Republic Day, the national holiday commemorating India’s independence as a nation.
Editorial | We need to look critically at the media we consume

Editorial | We need to look critically at the media we consume

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 22, 2023
“RRR” is the third-largest-grossing Indian film in history and reached Netflix’s Top 10 in 62 countries, making it one of the widest reaching movies of the year. It’s receiving praise as award season gears up, and rightfully so, but there is an added layer to the plot that many viewers are overlooking.
The winners of Friday’s Mr. SASA male pageant pose with SASA in the O’Hara Ballroom of the William Pitt Union.

SASA hosts male pageant to benefit charity

By Shreya Singh, Staff Writer November 7, 2022
During the Mr. SASA charity pageant, a male student from each class at Pitt competes against one another in a series of silly challenges to entertain the audience. This year, SASA chose to donate the event’s proceeds to the Ashiyana Foundation.
Rakesh Tikait, spokesperson of Bhartiya Kisan Union, addressing farmers during the demonstration on Saturday, Feb. 6, in Ghaziabad, India. Farmers called for roads to be blocked across the country as protests continue against the central governments recent agricultural bill.

Opinion | The danger of foreign activism in Indian affairs

By Kartik Kannan, Staff Columnist February 24, 2021
Foreign activists involved in Indian affairs must recognize the risks posed by India’s distrust of foreigners and increasingly authoritarian politics.
Demonstrators gather around Abhishek Viswanathan, a second-year PhD student studying Information Science, to listen to his speech about the importance of protesting in places like Pittsburgh as well as India against fascism.

Pittsburgh Against Fascism in India holds protest at Frick fountain

By Ashton Crawley, Staff Writer January 26, 2020
Dozens of Pitt students, faculty and community members gathered on a cold Sunday afternoon around the fountain outside the Frick Fine Arts Building to chant “Aazaadi, Aazaadi” — “freedom” in Hindi — for India’s population of nearly 200 million Muslims.
The Pittsburgh Against Facism in India Teach-in was held on Friday in Posvar Hall to raise awareness of India’s current political state.

Pittsburgh Against Fascism in India holds teach-in

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Assistant News Editor January 21, 2020
The Pittsburgh Against Facism in India Teach-in was held to educate people on India's current political state.
Students and staff at Jawaharlal Nehru University — a major public university in New Delhi, India — were attacked on Jan. 5 by a group of masked assailants with rods, sticks, acid and other weapons.

Pitt grad students and faculty speak out against fascism in India

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Assistant News Editor January 16, 2020
Tanvir, Mukherjee and other fellow graduate students and faculty concerned about the political climate in India began to discuss the possibility of organizing a movement in Pittsburgh.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers remarks to supporters at a fundraising event Jan. 16 in Woodbridge, Ontario. (Arindam Shivaani/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/TNS)

Editorial: Trudeau demonstrates skin-deep commitment to diversity

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 26, 2018

Travelers in a foreign country have two options — they can learn the culture and blend in, or they can fake it until they make it. And while it’s impossible to know which strategy Canadian Prime Minister...

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