Brexit and Colonialism: Empire 2.0

It is indisputable that the UK’s political landscape has been changed dramatically by the referendum decision on 23rd June 2016 to leave the European Union. Naturally, attention turned to the question of how the UK would ‘take back control’ from the supposed bureaucracy and dominance of the EU. Since taking office, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, … More Brexit and Colonialism: Empire 2.0

Jeremy Corbyn, Sanghatan and the Mahabharata War

One of the most notable controversies to emerge from the Labour leadership campaign has been Jeremy Corbyn’s refusal to commit to the principle of collective defence. As the UK is a member of the NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, it is obliged to follow this principle, as enshrined in Article 5 of the Washington … More Jeremy Corbyn, Sanghatan and the Mahabharata War

Selection Problems

A couple of weeks ago, Theresa May’s new Conservative government took us back to 1997. Fear not: we’ve not returned to the days before the Human Rights Act 1998, but the grammar school is back. Due to the Labour-introduced ban on the creation of grammar schools and Conservative efforts to turn under-performing schools into academies, … More Selection Problems

A Sense of Community

Today, Hindus across the world are celebrating the festival of Raksha Bandhan. What is Raksha Bandhan? In Sanskrit, it means ‘the tie of protection’. The word ‘raksha’ means protection, whilst ‘bandhan’ is the verb for tying. It is both a Hindu and secular festival which celebrates the close connections and duty between not only blood brothers … More A Sense of Community