Features

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Dame Vivienne Westwood on Theresa May, Julian Assange and Telling Off The Queen of Sweden

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor.  Renowned fashion designer and ardent political activist Dame Vivienne Westwood delivered two public lectures at the LSE on Monday the 26th and Wednesday the 28th of September 2016, on ‘The Rotten Financial System (Rot $)…

LSE Sweeps Cleaning Staff Problems Under the Rug

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor.  Last Thursday, an open meeting ‘Justice for LSE Cleaners!’ was held at the Thai Theatre, in LSE’s New Academic Building, and was attended by LSE students, staff, trade unionists and journalists. The meeting was organised…

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

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…

Interview with Dr Romani ; European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

By Taryana Odayar (Features Editor) Expert applied Economist Dr Mattia Romani is the Managing Director for Country and Sector Economics at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Previously, Dr Romani was Chief Economist of the Global Green Growth Institute…

Amartya Sen on ‘The Country of First Boys’ at the LSE

By Taryana Odayar, Features Editor.  Economics Nobel Prize Winner Amartya Sen visited the LSE to discuss his new book, ‘The Country of First Boys.’  “I’m always very happy when people assume I know answers to questions.” True to form, when…

Hyeonseo Lee ; Interview with North Korea’s ‘Steel-Plated’ Magnolia

By Taryana Odayar, Features Editor The first time I met Hyeonseo Lee, I was struck by what a small and diminutive figure she cut. Dressed all in black, with her soft voice and calm, almost serene composure, she looked the…

Things are heating up in the Subcontinent; India and Sri Lanka sign Nuclear Energy Pact

By Taryana Odayar, Features Editor. On February 16th, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and newly elected Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena signed a bilateral agreement on civil nuclear cooperation, during Sirisena’s maiden foreign visit to India. This is the first…

‘India’s Daughter’: The Deeper Meaning

By Taryana Odayar. “In our culture, there is no place for women.” This was just one of the many vitriolic statements made by defence lawyer, M.L. Sharma, in defence of the six rapists who brutally gang-raped and mutilated 23 year-old…

Show Me The Way Togo: Olympio’s Long March

By Taryana Odayar. Togo, officially known as the Togolese Republic, is a country in West Africa bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north. It extends south up to the Gulf of…

Que Sera, Sera – Sri Lanka’s Rajapakse comes undone in classic case of Murphy’s Law

By Taryana Odayar.  The Sri Lankan Presidential Election was held on the 8th of January this year, two years ahead of schedule and two years before the incumbent President, Mahinda Rajapakse, was due to step down. The reason the elections…