A victory for the common man?

When the Aam Aadmi – Common Man’s – Party first stepped in to politics, you’d have been tempted to laugh at their prospects. An anti-corruption party, with no experience of governance, taking on the established big guns of the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), seemed unlikely to make headway in the quagmire-cum-minefield of Indian […]

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Dons alarmed by Indian president candidate

Three Oxford professors have signed a letter raising concern over the candidacy of Narendra Modi in the Indian general election.  The letter, which was published in last week’s Independent, drew signatures from a total of 75 professors at universities across the UK. Narendra Modi, of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), currently stands as favourite to […]

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Teddy Hall student in Indian charity cycle

A Teddy Hall student has raised over £3,000 by cycling 540km across India this summer. Fourth year mathematician Kevin Minors completed the cycle in order to raise funds for the charity Childreach International. No stranger to adventurous means of fundraising, last summer, he climbed the 5,895 metre Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, raising over £4,000. Minors […]

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Life of Sigh?

Gold for Team GB in the rowing! There’s got to be a link in there somewhere to Yann Martel’s tale of a young boy lost on the Pacific ocean. Perhaps something like, ‘Thank goodness the British rowing pair were in safer waters yesterday than the character of Pi in Life of Pi‘. No, that’s awful. […]

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