Furquan Ameen Siddiqui

Furquan Ameen Siddiqui

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

Unholy mess: Cleaning up the Ganga

India under PM Narendra Modi is set to clean up the Ganga. A look at the challenges that the government will have to tackle if it is serious about saving the holy river.
Updated on Jun 06, 2014 12:25 PM IST
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Even after 2 years, Kokrajhar lives in shadow of violence

Nearly two years after deadly ethnic riots led to more than 100 deaths and displaced over 4.5 lakh people in Kokrajhar region of Assam, fear and tension prevails.
Updated on Apr 24, 2014 08:27 AM IST
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Pushed to the boundaries: The Brus of Mizoram

“Many people began leaving (Mizoram) in early January when tensions started to escalate. The women and children were sent away. Only the men stayed back,” said Lalnunpuia, a former militant with the Bru National Liberation Front (BNLF).
Updated on Feb 23, 2014 11:45 AM IST
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Death and despair in the hills of Assam

The ethnic conflict between the Rengmas and the Karbis in the remote forests of Assam has displaced many, caused suffering and turned the region into a political tinderbox.
Updated on Jan 26, 2014 01:26 PM IST
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The original Yahoo!

With his dishevelled hair and devil-may-care attitude, Shammi Kapoor was the quintessential Sixties hero. Rauf Ahmed, whose biography of Shammi Kapoor is eagerly awaited, talks about the star whose persona epitomised cool.
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Updated on Dec 14, 2013 11:33 PM IST
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Murder most foul

Bina Ramani, who has just launched her book, Bird in a Banyan Tree, presents her side of what happened on the fateful night that Jessica Lal was shot dead writes Furquan Ameen Siddiqui.
Updated on Dec 14, 2013 11:27 PM IST
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Muzaffarnagar's gang-rape victims sentenced to silence

Sixteen killed, six gang-raped, 24 accused - but not a single arrest has taken place even two months after the horror of riots visited Fugana village in Muzaffarnagar. The women of the village named names in their FIRs but they still see the accused roaming free. Full coverage: Cries from the camps
Updated on Sep 06, 2018 07:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Furquan Ameen Siddiqui, Muzaffarnagar

Underage girls marry in Muzaffarnagar riot camps for protection, money

Mass weddings were triggered soon after a few couples in Shamli district’s camps were gifted Rs 1 lakh each from the UP chief minister’s relief fund. The news spread like wildfire and the camp-dwellers scrambled to get this dole.
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Updated on Dec 25, 2013 11:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Furquan Ameen Siddiqui, New Delhi

Cold death stalks Muzaffarnagar riots victims hounded out of home

After their kin were murdered, homes burnt and women raped before their eyes during the Muzaffarnagar riots, thousands fled to the safety of makeshift camps. At one such camp in Malakpur 28 people have died in the past one month, 25 of them infants.
Updated on Jan 19, 2015 03:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Furquan Ameen Siddiqui, Muzaffarnagar

A question of identity

With the Supreme Court having recently said that Aadhaar cannot be mandatory, a look at the progress on the UID project that was launched with much fanfare. Furquan Ameen Siddiqui reports.
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Updated on Nov 03, 2013 02:00 AM IST
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Indian smartphone cos challenging big players like Apple, Samsung

The emerging market - China, India and Brazil - has seen a tremendous growth of smartphones in the past two years. But market shares (in volume) of giants like Apple, Samsung and the erstwhile leader, Nokia is falling rapidly in these markets. Furquan Ameen Siddiqui reports.
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Updated on Oct 09, 2013 06:24 PM IST
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For the people of Ayodhya, there’s no moving on...

Two days after the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s controversial 84 Kos Parikrama failed to start, locals were still waiting for pilgrims to return back. The lack of support from locals too, has made it clear that the Hindutva stranglehold over the town is loosening.
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Updated on Sep 01, 2013 05:51 AM IST
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There’s no moving on for the people of Ayodhya

Two days after the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s controversial 84 Kos Parikrama failed to start, locals were still waiting for pilgrims to return back.
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Updated on Sep 01, 2013 03:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Furquan Ameen Siddiqui, Uttar Pradesh

Slice of Nigeria

John came to India five years ago as a tourist and later decided to come back and study fashion designing. After graduating from a private institute of fashion designing, he set up his brand called the Diamond Ark and is particular about not calling his designs ‘African’.
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Updated on Jul 13, 2013 01:43 AM IST
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Destination slum

Slum tourism sparked off ethical debates across the globe when it started in Mumbai’s Dharavi few years ago. But today Delhi, the latest hub of slum tourism, offers to bring the ‘real India’ to foreign tourists. Furquan Ameen Siddiqui reports.
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Updated on Jul 07, 2013 01:20 AM IST
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Advantage tennis

The Wimbledon this season has been a shocker. Federer, Sharapova, Nadal, Azarenka, Serena; all the greats are out. The star studded championship is turning out to be a battle of unseeded and lesser known tennis players. Furquan Ameen Siddiqui reports.
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Updated on Jul 05, 2013 11:47 PM IST
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Discover offbeat getaways

Bored of travelling to the staple holiday spots of India? Move over tourist destinations, niche holidays are the way to go this season. Here’s a sample of some hidden spots from across the country. Furquan Ameen Siddiqui reports.
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Updated on Jun 23, 2013 01:09 AM IST
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DU's new four-year degree programme: A hasty decision?

For the past several months Delhi University (DU) has been engulfed in protests, politics, allegations and explanations from the Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh, all in the name of university restructuring. Furquan Ameen Siddiqui writes.
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Updated on Jun 02, 2013 02:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Furquan Ameen Siddiqui, New Delhi

100 years of spinning magic

Trick and treat: The famed ‘Master of Vanish’ PC Sorcar Jr carries forward the Sorcarian legacy of Indrajal magic. Furquan Ameen Siddiqui reports.
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Updated on May 26, 2013 12:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Furquan Ameen Siddiqui, New Delhi

News vs noise

Our television news networks have often been criticised for sensationalism, frenzied debates and biased reportage. Their policies of self-regulation don’t seem to be working either. A close look at India’s TV news industry. By Furquan Ameen Siddiqui.
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Updated on May 27, 2013 04:59 PM IST
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A burgeoning organic market beckons to India’s rural farmers

Indian farmers are embracing the demands of health-conscious city dwellers. It wasn’t long back, around seven years ago, when Indian farmers started to go organic, Furquan Ameen Siddiqui reports.
Updated on Apr 27, 2013 10:34 PM IST
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New writers on the block

Amish Tripathi won a record signing amount, but the genre of commercial writers is also growing. Here's the new breed of easy-to-read bestsellers, writes Furquan Ameen Siddiqui.
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Updated on Apr 07, 2013 12:57 AM IST
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Happy Easter

A children’s party, a music concert and a traditional Easter meal...there is all this and more to live up the festive Sunday, writes Furquan Ameen Siddiqui.
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Updated on Mar 29, 2013 10:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Furquan Ameen Siddiqui, New Delhi

Nation’s young change-makers

Activism and youth go together more than ever before, but the approach is changing.
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Updated on Mar 23, 2013 10:27 PM IST
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Are you city-wise yet?

While selfdefence is about physical strength, the psychological aspect of it are also not to be ignored
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Updated on Feb 15, 2013 10:10 PM IST
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The importance of being represented

Experts say that the trend of new regional parties representing minorities has emerged due to a lacunae in mainstream politics. Furquan Ameen Siddiqui writes.
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Updated on Jan 27, 2013 12:08 AM IST
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Merry Christmas!

Many city eateries offer authentic X-mas fare, and by the year, the spread is growing to include more yummy traditional recipes. Furquan Ameen Siddiqui writes.
Updated on Dec 21, 2012 10:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Furquan Ameen Siddiqui, New Delhi

In search of shelter

The government recently said that shelters for Delhi's homeless populace have been set up according to Master Plan 2021. We hit the streets to see how things pan out for those who live off them. Furquan Ameen Siddiqui and Samar Khurshid writes. Lost in Numbers | Their story
Updated on Dec 17, 2012 12:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Furquan Ameen Siddiqui and Samar Khurshid, New Delhi

Nahari trail

As winter envelops the city, foodies flock to Delhi’s famous nahari joints for the delicacy’s warm sustenance. Furquan Ameen Siddiqui reports.
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Updated on Nov 23, 2012 10:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Furquan Ameen Siddiqui, New Delhi

Shop natural

With Diwali festivities just round the corner, the city's pulse can be seen racing to a crescendo with shopping a becoming a delight, thanks to the weather.
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Updated on Nov 02, 2012 10:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Furquan Ameen Siddiqui, New Delhi
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