Guftagu #2: CAA and NRC in India

“The fact that there is solidarity coming from across the globe is extremely important… Our stories are not confined to this little bubble we are in. People are listening to what is happening.” – Mariyah Salim This week, we talked…

Resignation, elation, cynicism: LSE’s Indian students react to Modi’s election triumph

Some feel dejected, some excited. In the wake of last week’s election outcome in India, The Beaver finds that the political loyalties of LSE’s Indian students don’t appear to tilt obviously in one direction.   Tulika Lahiri was visiting home…

Colonialism is Fundamentally Misunderstood: a Response

A response to Luke Doyle’s article: “Colonialism: An overwhelming force of evil’- Could not be further from the truth”. In his article, Mr. Doyle is committed to the idea that it would be unfair to perceive of colonialism as a…

‘Colonialism: An overwhelming force of evil’- Could not be further from the truth

You’ve opened the Beaver, turned to the Comment section, and read this article’s title, expecting a pro-colonial rant. Well I am afraid to disappoint, but it is far from that. Last week Ruby Warber wrote an article on her disdain…

The Partition Continues: Tensions Remain 70 Years On

Seven decades after the split of British India into two nation states, Features Editor Rajan Soni analyses the legacy of conflict that remains to this day Every afternoon, at the edge of the border between India and Pakistan, visitors are…

The Amartya Sen Interview: on Democracy and Justice

By Taryana Odayar and Sonali Campion.  An aged gentleman wearing a bright yellow raincoat slowly shuffles into the lobby of LSE’s Old Building. He is unaccompanied and moves gingerly with unhurried yet deliberately measured steps. He takes a seat on…

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…

Narendra Modi: Harbinger Of A New World Order?

By Taryana Odayar “Divisions and the spread of nationalism in South Asia represent other dangers for the future and should be diverted by cooperation between countries at many levels, for example in civil societies, as well in diverse international organizations,…