Twerk Talk

Alizeh Agnihotri, BA Development Studies Twerking is a dance form popularized through mass media and an act that went unnoticed in my daily life. I paid no attention to the repercussions it caused towards the African community. When I sat for the “Twerk Talk”, not only was I blown away by new perspectives, but I […]

Much Better than Wales: Mondulkiri

Racha Sobratee, BSc Economics Travel guides describe Mondulkiri as being similar to Wales, which is the reason why I contemplated canceling my grueling 18-hour flight to Eastern Cambodia and hopping on a Megabus instead. But boy am I glad I didn’t because Mondulkiri is nothing like Wales. Its capital, Sen Monorom, appears to be a […]

How do we define beauty?

Atika Dawood, BA Arabic and Linguistics On Friday 16th October 2015, Meeta Rani Jha hosted a discussion around her new book ‘The Global Beauty Industry: Colorism, Racism and the National Body’, exploring subjects such as the ‘whitewashing’ of the beauty industry, the reaction to Nina Davuluri winning Miss America 2014, and the Black is Beautiful […]

The Key to Understanding Syria’s Revolution Lies in Realising Nobody Does

Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish For all the many hours of rolling news footage, thousands of articles, protests and debates, it’s hard to find someone who is sure they know, well, anything about Syria – and if you do manage to find a so-called expert, with all the keys to solving the puzzle of […]