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The issue with able-bodied actors taking roles with disabilities

The BBC’s announcement of the lead in the re-make of The Elephant Man recently drew much criticism. Though some believe that simply the highlighting of this rare condition on the small screen should be celebrated, others argue that it is incredibly disheartening to see, just like all the remakes before it, an able-bodied actor, in […]

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Are we doing enough to educate children on British colonialism?

The University of Edinburgh welcomed Indian politician and bestselling author Dr Shashi Tharoor on its fourth celebration of India Day. The politician gave a passionate lecture reflecting on the British Raj in India, based on his new book Inglorious Empire: What the British did to India.The speech saw many University students and visitors listen to […]