LSE International History Blog
The Second Last Sunday Every September: Remembering South Africa’s Fallen Soldiers, published on 25 November 2019
In this article, Rishika elaborates on her experience at a memorial service for the Cape Corps, which she attended while on a trip to South Africa and contemplates on the space of non-White soldiers in First and Second World War remembrance ceremonies.
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South Africa Remembers Robert Mugabe, published on 26 September 2019
In this article, Rishika explores the impact of the liberator-turned-despot Robert Mugabe’s legacy on South African politics and examines the lessons South Africa must learn from Zimbabwe.
Panellist for the screening of ‘Forgotten Heroes of Empire’ by Jack Losh and Alessandro Pavone, and produced by Al Jazeera
The documentary highlights the discrimination faced by African veterans of the British Imperial forces that participated in the Second World War. Rishika was invited as a speaker for the Q&A panel for the screening. The event was held at the Frontline Club (London) on 5th April 2019 and was chaired by Christina Lamb. Available on podcast.
Between 2017-18, Rishika regularly contributed to the Centre for Civil Society’s digital publication, Spontaneous Order. Most notably,
In this article Rishika explores the obstacles faced by government agencies employed in the preservation of India’s archaeological and cultural heritage and emphasises on the need for privatisation of conservation. The article was re-printed in Qrius.
- The Life and Times of Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, published 28 February 2018
In this two-part series titled, Chutney on a Leaf and Movement Towards Swatantra, Rishika recounts the life and times of Rajaji, a prominent independence activist, who, in his political career, served as the first Premier of the Madras Presidency, and the first and last Governor General of independent India.
In this article, Rishika critiques the Transparency of Rights Act proposed in the Government of India’s Economic Survey 2016-17 and argues that the act is a mutation on existing legislations and, in fact, prevents Civil Society from effectively participating in ‘good governance’.