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A Rising Force? Asians in Politics After the 2015 General Election

by Susen in Politics

Attribution: The Daily Mail This last general election has been, at least at its denouement, the most compelling in recent times. The results, the nature of the government, and the identity of our Prime Minister were uncertain until the exit polls which many senior politicians …

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E-commerce in India – the future?

by Susen in Economics

See end for attribution Last week I went a bit overboard – well it’s a normal week – and ordered numerous books – Amitav Ghosh in particular as I’m going to his book launch – and computer speakers,  so I could listen to my favourite …

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    E-commerce in India – the future?

    See end for attribution Last week I went a bit overboard – well it’s a normal week – and ordered numerous books – Amitav Ghosh in particular as I’m going to his book launch – and computer speakers,  so I could listen to my favourite …

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    Christmas, consumer capitalism and chapati flour

    Photos from Tescos, Osterley, Middlesex, UK Once again I have survived that pinnacle of consumer capitalism called Christmas that pervades the industrialised world today.  I managed to avoid both the worst excesses of ‘Black Friday’, Christmas shopping frenzy and steered well clear of the post-Christmas …

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    What’s in a name?

    Jemima Khan (née Goldsmith), it is reported, is considering reverting back to her ‘maiden’ name.  Once divorced, she said she was keeping her married name as she wanted the same surname as her children.  Now her children are older, and Imran Khan (her ex-husband) is …

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    Girl Summit 2014 – London

    I had my first serious relationship at the age of 17. If anyone had suggested that we get married at that point, my reaction would have been one of complete horror and bewilderment.  Why on earth would I want to do that?  I had plans …

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    Medicine – art, science or business?

    A couple of years ago I had an ear infection.  I had never had an ear infection before and can honestly say it was the most painful thing I have ever had (I was going to say worse than childbirth but seeing as I had …

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    Sex, morality and rape in modern India

    I remember on my first visit to India being struck by the seeming chaos of everyday life in the towns and cities.  Creative traffic rules, along with much beeping of horns ruled on the roads, cows wandered freely in the middle of roads, their Hindu …

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    Cornelia Calling

    I had somehow subscribed or been subscribed to a newsletter listing the Kali Theatre’s future performances and two in particular stood out: Cornelia Calling and Twelve, on ‘honour’ killings. The Kali Theatre specialises in producing plays written by Asian women. For various reasons, well my …

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    India takes one giant leap backwards

    What a confused world we live in.  That could be a general statement but today it is confusion over sexuality – in particular homosexuality. On 27 November in the UK we had the Supreme Court judgment in the case of Bull v Hall[1].  This was …

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