From Monarchies to Political Dynasties: Ruling Families Clinging to Power in India and Pakistan


The disenfranchisement with a political landscape rife with nepotism is leading to the succession of ‘alternative’ candidates In February 2017, Indian Prime Minister Narendra...

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Turkish Opposition Left Soul-Searching After Another Loss


Erdogan secures all democratic avenues that threaten his position in latest referendum Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is celebrating yet another victory for his agenda...

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Grief in Comedy: David Baddiel’s Imperfect Loved Ones


Comedian David Baddiel’s ‘My Family’ shows how humour can be woven out of life’s tragedies David Baddiel, football funny man, came back to the London scene last Autumn with...

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Finding Fatimah: Muslim Rom-Com Without Explosives


Oz Arshad’s new film is a refreshing picture of the trials which often accompany the quest for love among British Muslims After a quarter of a century of people spelling my name...

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Pseudo-Wokeness and the Misapprehension of Activism


Pepsi’s failed street parade advert warns us how corporations can obscure the very real battles that our privilege enables us to ignore At the risk of adding to the plethora of Pepsi...

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Hamlet: An Old Tragedy’s Feast for the Senses


Almeida drags Shakespeare’s old tale of revenge onto the stage with a 21st-century twist and it’s free for under-25s from 10th-14th of April The Almeida Theatre is in the trendy...

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Film Nights for Human Rights: Nowhere to Hide


Rare documentary from inside Iraq follows the daily struggles of a nurse called Nori The Human Rights Watch Film Festival closed with the screening of a brave and moving documentary,...

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