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Macmillan’s House of Lords vs House of Commons Tug of War 2016

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor.  The annual Macmillan’s House of Lords vs House of Commons Tug of War was held on the 6th of June this year, at the Westminster College Gardens. Over £113,500 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support,…

Mischief Managed; RON prevails!

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor.  We’ve just seen the conclusion of one of the most important nights in the LSE SU’s calendar – Election Results night – which took place at the SSH Venue. But more importantly, we’ve probably witnessed…

Barclays vs RAG ; Is the LSE SU placing corporate interests above student interests?

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor. Whilst the majority consensus is that this year’s RAG week was hugely successful, it was not without its ups and downs. One such complication occurred during the RAG Street Festival on Thursday 28th  January, when…

Exam Timetables ; Better Late Than Never, but Never Late is Better

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor. Two LSE undergraduate students have proposed that an EGM (Emergency General Meeting) be convened in order to push for the release of the 2016 Summer Term Exam Timetables two weeks in advance of the normal publication…

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…

‘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…