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Varsha Patel

London journalist seeking full time role

#AintNoCinderella Is Pretty Badass - Here's

#AintNoCinderella Is Pretty Badass - Here's Why

Perhaps it's time India realised that Cinderella is just that: a story. Females are not to be restricted by make-believe curfews, not to be told what to do, and most importantly: not to be treated like second-class citizens.
09/08/2017 14:29 BST
Things All Unemployed Graduates Are Sick Of

Things All Unemployed Graduates Are Sick Of Hearing

You've finally done it! You've got your degree, and have now got the cap and gown photo to prove it. Here's to adulthood! Except, adulthood isn't really that fun - <em>especially</em> when you're still unemployed. But what's worse than being unemployed? People reminding you that you're unemployed.
08/08/2017 11:57 BST
Why You Should Embrace The Travel Cliche And Start A

Why You Should Embrace The Travel Cliche And Start A Blog

In this day and age, we forget that not everything has to be online. You don't even have to make it known to everyone and share it on the Internet - I just did because I'm an attention-whore. It can be a link that you keep to yourself.
12/04/2017 12:46 BST
Will My Year Abroad Necessarily Make Me More

Will My Year Abroad Necessarily Make Me More Employable?

Ah, final year. The brutal reminder that university isn't quite the time of your life that you were once promised as a Fresher. Amongst my looming deadlines, pending seminar work and an endless reading list, my plans to get try and get myself on the career ladder is not going too well.
01/12/2016 13:09 GMT
A Year Abroad: Expectations vs

A Year Abroad: Expectations vs Realities

Surprise surprise, you're not fluent in French yet. A year abroad is supposedly the best experience you'll ever have. You've heard rumours of fresh croissants for breakfast in Paris, envisaged yourself becoming a pro-surfer in Australia, and you can't wait to update your Facebook status to "moved to Italy".
25/11/2016 13:59 GMT
Don't Get Played By A

Don't Get Played By A Pickpocket

So, you've found yourself in Paris: the city of love, light and <em>la mode.</em> You sip wine on the balcony of your 7th <em>arrondissement</em> holiday apartment, gazing across at the <em>Tour Eiffel</em> and feeling eternally grateful that Paris is in fact the dream that literature and film has painted for you.
15/11/2016 12:32 GMT
Why Jailbreak Is The Best Thing You'll Ever Do At

Why Jailbreak Is The Best Thing You'll Ever Do At University

Essentially, Jailbreak is glorified begging. Leave your shyness behind, as to succeed, you need to beg for free tickets, all in the name of winning. And you'll do it too: "Remember that team that got to Australia? WE HAVE TO BEAT THEM!"
28/10/2016 12:31 BST