Is reverse culture shock a real thing?


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When I returned to the UK after five-odd years in exile, people kept asking me how I was coping. You must be going through a bit of a culture shock, they asserted. People said this so often that I managed to convince myself that I was in fact going through reverse culture shock. It was […]

Thumbs down for SOAS lecturer strike


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It's the final week of semester here and we're approaching a crucial time in terms of final essays and exam revision. It is therefore unacceptable that we at SOAS lose two days of lectures this week. We break for Easter this Friday and return to uni on April 26. Then our exams begin. Mine start […]

This can't be England


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There's something peculiar going on in Great Britain. Misinformation and ignorance are eating up the airwaves like never before. Propaganda, half-truths and blatant lies muddy the waters to the point where you can no longer see the fish from the rocks. Nowhere is this state of confusion more visible than in the public battle between […]

Thoughts on #dayx5


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Today was dayx5, the latest in a series of student protests against education cuts in the UK. Students took to the streets of London and Manchester to voice their displeasure at the Con-Dem coalition's plans. I have quite a lot to say about the protests, but before I get to that, here's a little package […]

#dayx5


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I'll post more pics, videos and comment on today's protests later this evening.