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If The Walls Could Talk

Written and illustrated by Nidhi Kontham  “Helped show India in a new light” dons the collection ‘India’ by Steve McCurry, a multi-award winning, National Geographic featured photographer. Often we see Caucasian photographers “capture the beauty”, ‘reimagine’, and show an Eastern country in a “new light”. We forget that the perception …

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Editorial Address: Truth

Henry Fake news. Post-truth. Alternative facts. In this fourth issue of Tharunka, Truth, we discover that these contagions are far closer to home than we might like to admit. It’s hard to escape the cognitive dissonance when the Twitter feed of UNSW’s Chief Communications Officer, a former journalist turned spin-doctor, …

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SRC President’s Report: Truth Issue

By Manu Risoldi Hey UNSW! Welcome back and happy T3! I hope you’re well-rested after the holidays and ready to get into another jam-packed trimester. Despite just coming back from a short holiday break the SRC has continued to work incredibly hard in various areas of uni life to maximise …

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The Arts and Humanities – Disregarded, But Essential

By Jeremy Ellis The past year has not been good for the arts and humanities. We’ve been forced to watch the consistent devaluation of these fields. It started in late 2019 as the federal Department of Communications and the Arts was ‘logically’ merged into the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional …

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Please, Stop Putting Obama on a Pedestal

By Ainslie Toombs The election of Barack Obama in 2008 marked a historic moment in American history. In a country built on the systemic subjugation of Black people, a Black man had become president and would remain so for eight years. Many thought they’d never see such a thing occur …

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