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Spoils of Brexit for India

Following the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union as a result of the recent referendum, Indian big capital is dismayed in anticipation of the contraction of the monolithic EU market. However, the focus must veer from the losses for big business to the gains for the average Indian. The pound's depreciation in the aftermath of Brexit can be helpful in combating domestic inflation in India. To some extent, Brexit is likely to put a brake on capital exodus and on brain drain from India to the UK. It would also mean cheaper and unrestrained arms trade between India and the UK. It makes the EU less weighty as a cohesive politico-economic bloc, thereby reducing its pooled leverage against India.

Rhodes Will Not Fall Alone

A campaign to remove the statue of Cecil Rhodes in Oxford University has gained currency among a section of students and intellectuals. However this method does not address his legacy of racism and colonialism and merely sanitises our uncomfortable past.
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