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‘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…

Eradicating the Scourge of Human Trafficking

By Taryana Odayar. Friday the 20th of February 2015 marked the commemoration of the World Day for Social Justice. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon delivered a powerful statement on the significance of this year’s commemoration, as it comes at a crucial…

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…

CHIZIL: An Emerging Global Force

By Taryana Odayar. Brazilian Minister of Strategic Affairs Marcelo Neri was optimistic about the direction of socio-economic policy decisions in Brazil, as he delivered a public lecture here at the LSE which was organized by the LSE Brazilian Society. Minister…