Divya Khan
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I'm a freelance journalist and a recent graduate from the University of Oxford. I was born in Mumbai when it was still called Bombay. I speak Hindi, and Urdu fluently thanks to Bollywood. I'm also a wildlife enthusiast and blogger for safaricamkenya.com. I have brown skin, but I am a liberal, athiest, vegetarian Hindu so please redirect all Islamophobic hate mail elsewhere (or maybe stop writing it).

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Child Genius: Brains Not Beauty

(9) Comments | Posted 3 July 2013 | (02:03)

Her lip quivered with pride; her mother's face beamed. Srinidhi, the 11-year-old, book-licking, Scrabble-smashing prodigy elatedly took home the ribbon as Mensa's Child Genius of the Year, broadcast on Channel 4 on Tuesday night. My family got to their feet and cheered: hugs were exchanged, sweets were passed...

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Narendra Modi: India's Hardline Hindu Leader Who Doesn't Mind A Bit Of Beef

(10) Comments | Posted 10 June 2013 | (01:50)

Prime ministerial candidates haven't yet been announced for India's general elections next year, but already the smart money is backing Narendra Modi to win. What's the secret behind the meteoric rise of the right-wing BJP's dark horse and why can't he get a visa into the USA? Will Modi's glimmering...

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How Joseph Kony Funds His Army

(0) Comments | Posted 9 June 2013 | (14:29)

"We were also shooting elephants. The LRA fighters would kill the elephants and cut off the tusks. Then the prisoners were brought to the elephant carcasses to strip off the meat and carry it back to the main camp. During the one year that I was a prisoner of the...

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Slipping Through the Net: The Illegal Online Wildlife Trade

(2) Comments | Posted 29 May 2013 | (00:00)

On Friday, three men from the Fujian province in China, named Chen, He and Zhao were sentenced for smuggling a total of 7.7 tonnes of ivory from Africa to China. The trio's activities account for the deaths of 819 African elephants, over a period of six months in 2011, which...

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