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Hall of Fame

BrainGain Magazine showcases the higher education journeys of well-known figures

5 podcasts to binge this summer before you go to college

Watching the same six shows on your Netflix queue during your holidays is so passé. Podcasts are the way to go this summer.

How to talk about race

November 19, 2019 |
Sometimes, students going abroad have apprehensions that they may use words to describe race or ethnicity that may offend someone. Here’s a rough guide to talking about race. If you find it useful, be sure to read this article http://blog.braingainmag.com/word-nerd-how-to-talk-about-race/ too!

Meet Joe Nehru: The Boy You Would Love to Know

Jawaharlal Nehru is known by many names – Pandit Nehru, Chacha Nehru, and so on. Another Nehru you would have loved to know is Joe, the boy from Harrow. As part of our exclusive Hall of Fame series on freedom fighters who studied abroad, BrainGain magazine brings you 11 things you never knew about Pandit Nehru.

Book Review: What Do You Think, Mr. Ramirez?

While weighing the value of humanities courses, the book says the concept of humanities is one of America’s biggest contributions to higher education.

How To Be A Master of All Trades: Q&A With Dr. Siddharth Saxena

BrainGain magazine spoke with Dr. Siddharth Saxena, a Principal Research Associate at Cavendish Labs, and Fellow at Jesus College. Here are edited excerpts from the conversation.

Adam Smith - the philosopher who invented Economics

Adam Smith studied at both Glasgow and Oxford, loved one and despised the other. Here we look at the father of classical Economics in his student days.

Why do we celebrate Womens Day on March 8?

Spoiler alert: There’s more to it than flowers, flowery language, and sugary food

What is decolonizing the curriculum and why it matters

What is worth studying, and who gets to decide that? These are questions raised in the discussion around decolonising the curriculum. Read more below.

A Preview of the Mahatma: Mohandas at the Inns of Court

The Gandhi who went to study Law in London was a boy who aspired to be a gentleman. He wore flannel with white collars and sleeves, took dancing lessons, and dined at clubs. He was also a dedicated son, staying true to his vow of vegetarianism and chastity. Did he show any signs of the Mahatma he would one day become?

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