Furquan Ameen Siddiqui was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers. He no longer works with the Hindustan Times.
Articles by Furquan Ameen Siddiqui
A theatrical journey that explores the lives of Mughal princesses Roshanara and Jahanara Begum
In the play Anand Express, three teenage protagonists embark on an exhilarating, comic, and emotional journey
An exhibition by the Japanese photographer, Kazuyoshi Miyoshi, explores the theme of paradise through photos of sacred heritage sites in Japan
National School of Drama’s annual theatre festival this year showcases Hindi adaptations of popular classic plays
Manipur’s Churachandpur became known as the ‘town that refused to bury its dead.’ Nine people were killed in 2015 in a protest for the rights of hill tribes. This month, after 632 days, the bodies were laid to rest. HT retraces the people’s movement in the state and the politics played over the deaths
Even as the government targets the social sciences, it is encouraging the growth of engineering colleges – despite the fact that engineering jobs (particularly in IT) are shrinking, in India and abroad.
Updated on Jul 13, 2017 01:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByFurquan Ameen Siddiqui and Jeevan Prakash Sharma
A satirical play uses the work of the 19th century poet Mirza Ghalib to explore the theme of creative independence.
From classic literary texts to popular fiction and educational books, the ongoing 22nd Delhi Book Fair is a worthy appetiser to the main course, the World Book Fair
Sahitya Kala Parishad’s seventh edition of the Thumri Festival will see performances by maestros such as Girija Devi, Pandits Rajan Sajan Mishra, Bholanath Mishra among others
Delhi will be treated to the melodies of Lakha Khan at the Janamasthmi celebrations with Krishna Bhajans at the next edition of Amarrass Nights
Now in its fortieth year, a ballet on Krishna depicts the two major stages of his life
Eighteenth century Sufi poet Waris Shah’s rendition of the legendary Heer-Ranjha story completes 250 years. Delhi pays tribute to an epic that’s inspired generations
A documentary by filmmaker Mohi-ud-Din Mirza, Begum Hazrat Mahal: The Last Queen of Avadh, celebrates the legendary journey of one of the unsung heroines of the First war of Independence
The play ‘1857 – India’s War of Independence’ is based on the travelogues of a young Brahmin priest Vishnu Bhatt
Is India Asia’s deadliest country for journalists? From legal harassment and state repression to murder, scribes now work amid increasing danger
He may not be as blunt as his predecessor but Justice CK Prasad, who took over the chairmanship of PCI in November 2014, has strong opinions about journalism in India. In an interview, Prasad talks about threats to journalists, the state of Indian media and freedom of press.
Horror in the Bylanes is a series of horror films set in the city, about the city, forged largely from the perspective of an outsider – a traveller, a visitor, an immigrant.
National School of Drama’s annual theatre festival has a mix of old classics and new productions
Sunil Shanbag’s play Loretta revolves around the concepts of identity, chauvinistic pride and anxieties
Through photos, art, documents and personal stories, an exhibition on Partition evokes poignant memories of 1947
The recent spate of suicides in Kota, the heart of India’s coaching industry, has forced the country to confront the unrealistic expectations it imposes on the young. HT speaks to students in Kota about the pressures and the anxiety that cloud their lives
Gandhi fought for the indigo farmers in Champaran, but does he still survive in the region’s collective memory? HT visits Bihar as it celebrates 100 years of the Champaran satyagraha
The liquor ban in Bihar adds another chapter to the chequered history of prohibition in India. But does prohibition really work?
Two photographers, an Indian and a Frenchman, inspired by Radha-Krishna and the beauty of flowers, bring new perspectives to the artistic depiction of the botanical world.
In Assam, the river takes away acres of land every year but the displaced are yet to get the benefits of the rehabilitation scheme launched last year
Many people could not vote in the Assam assembly elections on April 11 because they are D-voters, people who can’t prove Indian citizenship and are barred from voting.
Locals’ discontent over the delayed construction of the Bogibeel bridge is being used by the BJP to target Congress in Assam, during assembly elections. Sanctioned in 1997, the bridge has missed several deadlines.
When in tea gardens, talk about selling tea. On March 25, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Assam’s Tinsukia he did just that. Directed at the people living in the tea belt of upper Assam, his speech included a familiar tale of a chaiwallah. But the PM refrained from mentioning the plight of the Assam’s tea garden workers, the work force behind his favourite tea.
With an open library and a healthy mix of high brow, popular, and celebrity writers, this year’s Spring Fever festival promises to be a stimulating event.
More than 150 days after they died in alleged police firing, the bodies of nine people remain unburied in Manipur. They died during street protests by the state’s tribal population, against three bills which they claim will deprive them of their rights. But at the heart of the protest lies the crucial issue of ethnicity that continues to plague Manipur.