August 6, 2020

Having caught up with Writer/Director Nicholas Connor last year, Strand are delighted to announce that his short film Cotton Wool is now available to watch on Amazon Prime here. If you want to see if your burning question was asked by Film Editor, Andriani Scordel...

August 4, 2020

 Siora Photography

The Covid-19 outbreak in the UK has demonstrated that inequality kills. So, who will the ‘Better Health Plan’ benefit?

 On Monday 27th July, the UK government published the policy paper ‘Tackling Obesity: Empowering Adults and Children to Live Healthie...

August 4, 2020

Quarantine is hard. Lockdown has taken away our normal like we never imagined. And you’re not alone, from the States to India or even Australia, everyone is in the same situation. All of us finding a way to cope, may it be compulsive knitting, MasterChef level cooking...

August 3, 2020

While knockoffs are illegal in the eyes of the Guatemalan government, they are fully accepted by the locals. They are inferior in quality and pricing to the originals. Everyone knows they’re knockoffs. It’s clearly visible. This, however, doesn’t matter in Guatemala be...

August 3, 2020

A few months of confinement have gone by in Paris and as I try to readjust my lifestyle around the restrictions that have been imposed, I feel very much trapped. I am not able to hang out with my friends, go beyond a one kilometre perimeter around my house, or even vis...

July 30, 2020

This piece originally appeared in the Strand Magazine's Summer 2020 Issue

Replikka 3A3 by Handi Kim

Graphic Designer Handi Kim is a ‘loud’ artist. She makes sure to share a part of herself in her colourful, vibrant artwork in order to ensure it reaches the hearts of her...

July 30, 2020

 Credits: Wikimedia Commons

'Mr. President, what can I tell you? I’m so blessed to be here in the most prosperous country in the world, the greatest country in the world. And we’re so blessed to have you as our leader, as we continue to build this country and make it th...

When Henry David Thoreau wrote, ‘the language of friendship is not words, but meanings’, I called pretentious bullsh*t. Literature of all time periods has attempted to define, satirise, and romanticise the complex relationship of friendship – a conundrum. From an early...

July 20, 2020

Never has Tom Hanks missed an opportunity to pilot his own ship or sail his own boat in high-stake situations. But then perhaps that is what he is best suited for. Aaron Schneider’s World War Two drama ‘Greyhound’, for which Hanks wrote the screenplay based on C. S. Fo...

July 19, 2020

 Illustration: Ana Pau B. Leon @theworldinposters

Trigger warning: sexual harassment, assault and violence.

For womxn, experiencing public sexual harassment is both relentless and commonplace. The explosiveness of the #MeToo movement opened a new dialogue about sexu...

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