Art & Culture

What if Hitler Had Won?

What if Hitler Had Won?

Rithik Sharma11/11/202013 min read
A world under the reign of Hitler is one that is almost unimaginable, but at parts during WW2, this was a real possibility. But, what if the war was won by the Axis- how could the world have been like amongst this “uncertainty and tyranny”?
Do People Mean Everything They Say?

Do People Mean Everything They Say?

Karoul (Carol) Riyad29/10/202014 min read
In a world woven from words with connections created through conversation, how much of what we hear and say is actually meant? And are we stifling our authenticity for the sake of “saving face”?
Dropping the Pretense about Women’s Representation

Dropping the Pretense about Women’s Representation

Rayhan Brigemohane27/10/20209 min read
Our society has been conditioned to treat our women as less worthy than the men. That is shamelessly flagrant in the way we showcase them.
Black History Month: Time For Change

Black History Month: Time For Change

Lisa Onyeka10/10/202014 min read
It is time to change our approach to Black History Month in the UK. Black history should not just be viewed or explored from the American gaze. We must ensure that a light is shone on the history of Black people in Britain and commonwealth countries too.
Why Does History Matter?

Why Does History Matter?

Hannan Ismail07/10/20209 min read
Understanding the past is extremely beneficial because it allows a constant reflection of our actions as individuals, societies, and inhabitants of this planet – and offers a guide as to how we should and should not act. The field of history allows critical insights into understanding the complexities and nuances of the world. It offers the skill of critical analysis and evaluation, since historians have to reach a judgement as to what is the most plausible justification. History is a subject that can be overlooked because of its concern with the past but its relevance is something that should be appreciated greatly.
The Change of Cities at Core

The Change of Cities at Core

Salah Khaddour05/10/20209 min read
The world is constantly changing, sometimes we can only see the change after it is made. However, in regards to cities, there are some aspects that we can look through and visualize the future that is waiting for us.
Loot Boxes and Gambling

Loot Boxes and Gambling

Anish Unmathallegadoo03/10/202011 min read
Loot boxes are a prevalent mechanic in video games and have been compared to gambling in the past. So how have countries approached this debate and are these attitudes reflected in their legislation?
Orientalism: The Western Blindspot

Orientalism: The Western Blindspot

Yasmine Dashti01/10/20209 min read
Edward Said stresses that we must unlearn the cultural dominative mode that is Orientalism. How does Skyfall perpetuate Western views of the East? By shedding light on the Orientalist gaze, we reveal the blindspot Western literature & media raised us with.
Our Search for Meaning

Our Search for Meaning

Hisham Khan21/09/20209 min read
When we are faced with a prolonged period of idleness, it is inevitable that we begin to question the very foundations of our belief systems. In this article, we delve into trying to answer these age old conundrums.
Post-colonial Africa: A failure of Leadership

Post-colonial Africa: A failure of Leadership

Ishmael Liwanda03/09/202015 min read
There’s an endemic deficiency on the African continent; leadership- or lack thereof. Through the tenures of Banda, Nkrumah and Nyerere, we can better understand the common themes that perpetuate and encourage poor governance.
Ableist Tropes in Media that Need to be Retired (and why they became so common)

Ableist Tropes in Media that Need to be Retired (and why they became so common)

Zoha Baig23/08/202012 min read
It’s no secret that disability representation is lacking, but why are so many disabled characters bad examples of real disabled people? And how do some of them actively harm the community they represent? The answer may come through dissecting ableist tropes.
Four Waves of Southeast Asia: Forming the most diverse region in the world

Four Waves of Southeast Asia: Forming the most diverse region in the world

Wei Htoo07/08/202014 min read
Dubbed the “Balkans of the Orient” by British historian C.A Fisher, Southeast Asia is probably the most diverse corner of the world. But just how did such a ‘Balkanised’ region of the world succeed in achieving such peace and prosperity?
Can Wabi-Sabi offer an antidote to mass consumption and perfectionism?

Can Wabi-Sabi offer an antidote to mass consumption and perfectionism?

Ranea Saad31/07/20208 min read
What if perfection was not the requirement, but in fact undesirable? Instead we place our focus on the intrinsic and shift away from the material. The Japanese ideology of Wabi Sabi, a philosophy of life, can provide some insight. Wabi Sabi embraces and promotes imperfection, authenticity and transience. It teaches its adherents to be comfortable with ambiguities.
Feminine strokes: the struggles of female artists

Feminine strokes: the struggles of female artists

Ranna Kisswani15/07/20208 min read
Brush strokes have no gender, so why are female artists paid so little and held to much higher standards compared to men? Find out why gender plays such an important role in the art scene of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Made in Laos, written in Thailand, born in England- Colin Cotterill’s Dr Siri Paiboun’s series

Made in Laos, written in Thailand, born in England- Colin Cotterill’s Dr Siri Paiboun’s series

Rithik Sharma18/06/20208 min read
“His skills were obtained during his degree level studies in France and despite seeing the wealth of France, he decided to go back to Laos and help his nation“. An interesting review on the Dr. Siri Paiboun series by Colin Cotterill.