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The companion is an online platform where students, youth and campus voices are heard. The goal is to create a democratic and vibrant campus that brings forth a social change rooted in values and ethics. We put forward different views and opinions of the youth on the contemporary affairs of society. The challenges faced by the students have a special space in the Companion, especially those dealing with oppression, social justice and education.

The content published here are generated voluntarily by the students and youth, highlighting many issues that can trigger off a mainstream debate. The Campus Journo is our flagship internship program. The Companion is managed by the Students Islamic Organization of India (SIO).


Editor In Chief
An academic aspirant, writer, veteran journalist in print and visual media and social activist. Spent a decade in the media field. Always trying to engage with a new variety of thoughts and logic. Learning and unlearning is the real passion.
Kashif Mansoor
An economics research fellow with interests in development and minority studies. He engages himself in initiatives of social change and loves collecting books, yet reads less. In constant struggle of attaining a sound balanced heart.
Afsal Rahman CA
Assistant Editor
He is a freelancer based in New Delhi. Having completed his PG Diploma in Convergence Journalism, he has been working with Rafeeq-e- Manzil Group of Publications (RMGP). Human rights and development politics are his areas of interest.
Mohammad Abdul Mumin
Assistant Editor
Learning to learn, relearn and unlearn all that life throws at me. In search of a language to solemnly communicate with humans & the creator.
Shakira Nomani
A researcher in the Department of English, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh; a teacher and a learner (working as a guest teacher in the University). Interest areas include Postcolonial Studies, Islamic Feminism, and Subaltern Studies. An online activist, a writer with special focus on current social and political issues.
Hisham ul wahab P
A Research Fellow at Centre for West Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is actively engaging with the campus politics for social justice. He is a regular contributor to various magazines, dealing with Indian and International scenarios. His interest areas span across Society and Culture, Islam and Activism and Political Studies.
Anwarul Hoda
An Economic graduate from AMU he carries experience as a freelance journalist based in Delhi. He is also actively involved with Environmental issues and works with Reap Benefit to find solution in sustainable way. His passion include writing and reciting Urdu poetry, exploring new places, photography, reading novels and music.
Farukh Shaikh
A student of Psychology. Enjoys learning in crisis and often sets off for a long ride on a cruiser bike. He chucks out himself from the orthodox religious community yet maintains the substance of spirituality. Often found engaging with students with their issues and brilliant ideas, and when at peace silently prays to God for granting Intellectual Sustenance. He is currently based in global town 'Manipal'.
Kashish Azeem
A student of Masters in Biochemistry. She loves spending time with her family and friends, reading literature and finding meaningful ways to benefit the people. In her free time, you can find her with a book and a cup of tea, or looking for her next adventure. Her love of reading and writing are entwined. As much as she loves reading stories, visiting other worlds and peoples' lives in her head; she also loves conjuring up ideas and stories of her own.
Abdullah Mohammad Faiz
He is a software engineer. Learned and busy in learning things to correct self which leads to correcting the generations. Interested in ideological analysis, history, politics and religion . Reader of writings of Abul Ala Moududi, Imam Ghazali, Tariq Ramadan, Yasir Qadhi, etc.
Fazeel Ahmed
An engineer by profession.
Adeel Ahmed
Read less. Argues a lot. Likes to listen to ideas and evaluate them. Wannabe a data scientist.
Ahamed Fayiz
He is currently pursuing PG Diploma in Human Rights Laws at National Law School University of India, Banglore. He has completed his PG Diploma in Radio and TV Journalism from Indian Institute of Mass Communication(IIMC), New Delhi, and BA.LLB from Govt Law College, Ernakulam, Kerala. Formerly he has been working in Zee News online.
Saad Ismail
A medical student. Also interested in exploring philosophy, religion and spirituality - in the modern Indian and global context.
Sariful Alam
Pursuing BA Mass Media from Jamia Millia Islamia. Involved in students politics himself, he is interested in campus politics of social justice and loves interviewing people across campuses.
Shazia Iram
Post Graduate in Microbiology from Osmania University, Hyderabad. She enjoys exploring and trying to bring forth a new idea. Committed to her goals, she believes that the only limit to the height of her achievements is the reach of her dreams and her willingness to work for them.
Shariqa Nida
A student of psychology. An avid poetry writer. A different soul from among the ones contemplating life, exploring things, travelling worlds and feeling emotions - through words. Words that inspire , teach and encourage one to wake up, love and respect the writer in oneself.
Azharuddin Pilakodan
A student of Human Rights Law at National Law School University Bangalore and a documentary film maker. Completed Graduation in Journalism from University of Mysore. A freelance researcher on terror laws and cases related to terrorism.