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Book review : Charlie Raymond’s “Hired, Fired, Fled”

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By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor. Fourteen jobs in fifteen years. That’s how long it took Charlie Raymond to come as close as he could to career contentment. From Africa to Europe, North America, and the Middle East, Raymond’s ‘BCO’ or ‘Blind Career Obsession’ takes him across the globe in his quest to fulfill his dream of becoming a ‘pinstriped suit’ wearing movie producer. His book is a riveting account of one man’s (admittedly meandering) mission to…

Sam Sax: Writing Gay Body

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Who is Sam Sax? A new American poet of our times. He is young but has already published two books in 2014 and 2015, and a third one is coming this year. According to his personal website, he’s the ‘2015 NEA Fellow and finalist for The Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation’ and the current editor-in-chief of the annual literary journal, Bat City Review based in Austin, Texas. A Google…

Freshers Week Reading List

Freshers Week Reading List

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There’s a lot of different ways to adjust to university life. Many choose to drown any feelings of homesickness in alcohol, and in their defence, everything does seem rosy after a bottle or two of rosé. Others get aggressively attached to their university work, thinking so much about their GV101 problem set that they don’t have time to think how much they miss their mum. At LSE there is, of…

Freshers Week Reading List

Freshers Week Reading List

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There’s a lot of different ways to adjust to university life. Many choose to drown any feelings of homesickness in alcohol, and in their defence, everything does seem rosy after a bottle or two of rosé. Others get aggressively attached to their university work, thinking so much about their GV101 problem set that they don’t have time to think how much they miss their mum. At LSE there is, of…

Review: The Bankers’ New Clothes

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It might seem odd to think to think that an economics book might top best seller lists on any occasion, what with the appeal of Dan Brown and bright lights fiction. For years the important books have been sidelined amongst the general populous, and for this economists mostly have themselves to blame. This has all changed. Thomas Piketty famously topped Amazon best-seller lists in the US earlier this year, Joseph…

Steve McCurry’s Blog Documents a Decade of the Portrait Artist’s Finest Work

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BY Maryam Akram Steve McCurry the American photojournalist’s iconic photograph ‘the Afghan girl,’ taken in a refugee camp near Peshawar Pakistan, featured as the cover of National Geographic 1985. Twenty-nine years later and McCurry continues to poignantly capture the world in distinctively candid images. McCurry famously sewed rolls of film into his clothes when crossing the Afghan border disguised as a local. What makes McCurry’s photographs especially interesting is their…

Read Rumi – Your Time Won’t Go In Vain

Read Rumi – Your Time Won’t Go In Vain

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BY NAMITA BHALADHARE Some speak to your heart, some to your mind. But those who choose to speak to your soul will stay there forever. A mystic poet Jalalud’din Rumi was born in the 13th century BC in Persia, to give the world a sense of joy and make them touch their soul with his words. He was a man who abandons his academic path to write a mystical poem…