Priya Shah
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Priya, originally from North-West London, is a final-year student at the University of Warwick and aspires to be a political journalist and eventually make documentaries on global issues. She wrote a blog for The Guardian throughout her first year of university titled ‘Diary of a Student’, where she talked about her financial roller coaster from saving money to having extravagant nights out.

Priya, in particular, has an interest in development issues and ‘why the rich get richer, while the poor remain in a subservient position’. This is something she hopes to research in more detail in the future.
Beyond academia, Priya plays the dhol, is passionate about the environment and hopes to travel the world.

Entries by Priya Shah

Delhi Rape: One Year On, What Has Changed for Women in India?

(0) Comments | Posted 13 December 2013 | (08:57)

Almost a year ago a young woman, aged 23, was beaten and gang raped in a private bus whilst travelling in Southern Delhi. This horrific incident resulted in such severe injuries that she unfortunately died very shortly after the ordeal. Not only did this case cause a national outcry in...

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Bombay - A Commute From Hell

(0) Comments | Posted 26 August 2013 | (13:55)

As I reflect on my experiences in India so far, one daily pain I have to endure is my commute to work. That is, four hours a day spent travelling to and from work. This is normal, of course; plenty of people spend a sizeable part of their day just...

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Brazil: Economics Before Politics or Politics Before Economics?

(1) Comments | Posted 28 June 2013 | (15:09)

The part of my degree which I enjoy the most is when I can apply theory and concepts to the real world. After all, concepts shape the world and events in the world then shape new concepts. So when the protests in Brazil started earlier this month, over rising public...

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Margaret Thatcher - Trailblazer for women?

(1) Comments | Posted 5 April 2013 | (18:07)

When Margaret Thatcher became leader of the Conservative Party in 1975, she had ticked not only one box, but another much larger one. She was from a working class background, which is a contrast to the middle-class, Oxford-educated background that a large number of Tory MPs are from. More importantly,...

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The Work and Achievements of Women Should Be Recognised Every Day, Not Just on International Women's Day"

(1) Comments | Posted 8 March 2013 | (19:03)

March 8th is International Women's Day (IWD). It is the one day of the year where the media praises the work of women, such as Mary Wollstonecraft and Mother Theresa; women who struggled and fought for what they believed in; and were only appreciated after their deaths. In many countries,...

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The Battle Against Forced Marriages Continues

(1) Comments | Posted 7 February 2013 | (23:52)

On Wednesday 6 February the University of Warwick's Asian Society were honoured to have forced marriage survivor and co-founder of the charity Karma Nirvana, Jasvinder Sanghera, give students a talk about her experiences and the campaign against forced marriages. It was a highly inspiring and emotional talk, and I think...

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If a Girl Does Not Want to Have Sex, Do Not Rape Her

(4) Comments | Posted 26 December 2012 | (11:17)

"Don't tell your daughters to not step out in the night; instead, teach your sons better."

I don't think a better message could be learnt from the horrific rape incident which occurred in New Delhi last week. Nevertheless, I imagine many parents are cautious to let their daughters out...

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China's One Child Policy Tragedy

(0) Comments | Posted 21 November 2012 | (22:46)

As the change in Chinese leadership is well underway; there is an interesting issue playing on people's mind: whether the one child policy will be lifted. Established in 1979, by the Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping; the policy was intended to limit the population growth in Communist China. Whilst it was...

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'Manners Don't Cost a Thing'

(2) Comments | Posted 7 November 2012 | (21:25)

Like many students, I was determined to earn some money throughout my three-month summer break from university. Admittedly, I wasn't too fussed about where I worked - I would have worked in a fast food restaurant if it meant seeing a healthy balance in my bank account at the end...

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