Lights, Bhangra, Pujan: A Guide to Divali in London

Photo credit: Bhavit Mehta Jonathan Galton, BA Social Anthropology Trafalgar Square, October 13th: The monkey god Hanuman treads carefully round the fountain’s edge, slightly elevated from the throngs watching Bollywood dancers on the stage or queuing for hot samosas at one of the food stands. Elsewhere, you can find stalls offering jewellery, handicrafts and money […]

Chinese London: A look beyond China Town

Carolynn Look, BA Chinese and Development Studies Chinese students, and even those SOASians who have spent a year in Beijing, often come back feeling deprived of a variety of joys. This issue’s column aims to help you escape to the Middle Kingdom from time to time and bring you back to your long nights of […]

Five places to eat around London

Lee Richardson, BA South Asian Studies Options for satisfying the basic urge to continue life through the consumption of food are many and varied in London. The task of watering down such a plethora of choice for a brief guide like this is a challenge, and therefore, not all options and tastes can be accommodated. […]