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‘Rescheduled’ speaker launches Union lawsuit

A controversial Indian filmmaker, whose talk at the Oxford Union was rescheduled following a planned protest by the India and South Asian Societies, has said he has filed a lawsuit against the Union.

Ismat Chughtai on Indian female experiences

The Quilt and Other Stories is a 1994 compilation of short stories by Ismat Chughtai (1915-1991), a prolific writer of 20th-century India. She occupied...

A Glimpse at the Poonawalla Family’s Oxford Investments

In 1966, a prize thoroughbred horse, owned by the Poonawalla family, was bitten by a venomous snake. They sent the horse to the Haffkine...

Lifting the cloud: South Africa’s return to winning ways

"The series against India could well go some way to dispelling the shadows around the team, if not the still-troubled administrators."

Oxford celebrates Diwali

"The festival marks the beginning of a new year and the triumph of good over evil. The most common narrative of Diwali is in Hindu mythology; it is the day when Lord Rama returns home to Ayodhya with his brother and his wife Sita, after 14 years in exile and after having defeated the demon king Ravana."

When breath becomes scarce: why Oxford must engage with India’s COVID crisis now

Fear is not nearly so disarming as helplessness. And this pandemic has introduced new ways to understand fear. Last March, there was a fear...

EXCLUSIVE: Oxbridge societies launch joint fundraiser for COVID-19 relief in India after raising initial £10,000 in under 72 hours

The Oxford India Society, Oxford Hindu Society, and Oxford South Asian Society’s fundraiser has reached its target of £10,000 less than 72 hours after...

India: why are COVID cases rising?

The COVID-19 pandemic is currently exploding in India at a horrifying rate. Records are being broken with each day that passes – over 300,000...

EXCLUSIVE: Oxford India, Hindu, and South Asian Societies Launch Fundraiser for COVID-19 Relief in India

Three Oxford societies have launched a fundraiser in response to the worsening COVID-19 crisis in India. The Oxford India Society, Oxford Hindu Society, and...

“Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History”: Freedom Fighting, Queen Jezebel and India

Christina Rossetti’s poetry is often coloured with feminist insights, as she handles conditions ranging from that of the unmarried Victorian women to so-called ‘fallen...

The Next Giant Leap

"Developing nations just simply have seldom attempted things like this before, but these programs would be a good chance to set up governmental, industrial, and academic infrastructure that would place them at the frontier of development in space." Harry Chapman argues that the outlook for Thailand's new lunar programme is anything but negative and why developing nations participating in space exploration might be a better idea than it seems.

The Punjabi Farmers Standing up for India’s Democracy

Photographs of the ongoing Indian farmer strikes have trickled through to social media feeds across the world, in stark contrast with the relative silence...

Going Viral: Religion and the Pandemic

Pandemics are nothing new, but we now live in a technological age - a globalised world where people and information travel further and faster...

Oxford students protest new Indian agricultural laws

“The protestors have also been met with water cannons and were not allowed the freedom of movement to the capital where they planned to protest - rights inherent to all citizens in democratic India”.

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