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The Student’s Isolation Series: an Introduction

Food has always been a focal point in my life. Until the age of fourteen, I lived in a lively household with my parents, brother, uncle, aunt, cousin, and grandmother. It was overwhelming at times to say the least, but it wasn’t anything abnormal in South Asian culture. Everyone had their own agenda for the […]

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TV

Exploring Expectations of Never Have I Ever for South Asian Representation

About a year ago, Mindy Kaling posted an open call for Indian-American teens on her Instagram to audition for her new Netflix show, titled Never Have I Ever. The liberation that came with this being an open call was reflective of how ground-breaking the show intended to be with its actual plot. The South Asian […]

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TV

Too Hot to Handle is unbearably addictive and we are all too proud to admit it

Earlier this week a friend asked if I had watched Too Hot to Handle yet on Netflix, and I replied with an admittedly too eager “yes”. This began a conversation where I was then shamed for my viewing pleasure of such a shallow show, whilst I retaliated by saying her opinions were void so long […]

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TV

Spinning Out

Take Black Swan and I, Tonya, and put them into a series with your favourite stars from the dystopian novels you read when you were 14 and just realising how far from perfect the world was as Marx moved into your life, and you have Spinning Out. In short, the show tracks the struggle of skating star, Kat Baker […]

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Editorial

Another woman wants to go into journalism? Tell me something new

A few weeks ago I settled down in bed to a day of indulging myself to the best rom com films a feminist, who believes that self-empowerment and romantic comedies are not mutually exclusive, could treat herslf to. I breathed a sigh of relief to a moment of mind-numbing bliss. But that was not to […]

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Art Culture

In conversation with Peter Brookes, illustrator for The Times

“And this is Peter’s office.” For a phrase said with such ease in passing it was easy to believe that I didn’t just walk past the creative hub of the winner of Cartoonist of the Year at the British press Awards five times, not to mention a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 21st Cartoon Art […]

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Popping the bubble on Pollock privilege: A slight rant

We have all heard about the other side of this university that is Pollock. We know the mythical tales of the things they get up to from veteran friends who somehow managed to make it out the other side of this university-based Lord of the Flies fantasy. And before the #notallpollockers movement begins, it’s important […]

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ASEF Capacity Building Training 2019

ASEF Capacity Building Training: An interview with Dr Edizon Fermin

Manvir Dobb talks to Dr Edizon Fermin, the Vice President of Academic Affairs at the National Teacher’s College in the Philippines, on the last day of the ASEF Capacity Building Training programme to reflect on the skills that have been learnt in this course. What do you think are the key issues for higher education […]