Kirran Shah

Kirran has written 14 articles for Nouse

Exhibition: Spring Show

venue: king’s manor
date: 10/03/07-17/05/07

If you missed Heather Niven and Rosalind Walker in Langwith College’s Norman Rea Gallery earlier this year, you may well be pleased to know that the pair will continue to exhibit in York

Exhibition: Henri Fantin-Latour

venue: York art gallery
date: 26/04/07-23/09/07

This summer, York Art Gallery has obtained loans from the National Gallery, the Tate and the Victoria and Albert Museum for its new exhibition, ‘Painting the Summer: Henri Fantin-Latour’

The Dead of Summer, Camilla Way


Pocket Mom, Dina Fayer

If you’re looking for an extremely light read to take the edge off homesickness and the realisation you now have to do your own washing, Pocket Mom is a modestly amusing book to dip into throughout the day. ‘Everyday wisdom, practical tips and down-home advice,’ reads the cover

The Cheeky Guide to Student Life

The first thing that struck me about this book was ‘how to ditch your childhood sweetheart’: a piece of advice which just about sums up the whole book. Not necessarily realistic advice, but certainly humorous. I would endeavour to find out whether the information is actually valuable to anyone

The Classic 1000 Cocktails, Robert Cross

If by some strange inclination you fancy experimenting with alcohol this year (what an absurd notion!), this is the book for you.

Yes, this is your chance to be creative. An ideal way to bond with fellow housemates while blending to your heart’s content. There is a huge range of cocktails to choose from, and there are non-alcoholic options too. You may even find you quite like using your kitchen

The Campus Soapbox

Kirran Shah, York Young Greens

As exciting events unfold around us, such as the scrapping of the Barbican pool, the new pedestrian crossing point on Fishergate and the Old York Garden Club giving a little back this year by decorating miniature Christmas trees, I feel it my duty to inform you there are even more exhilarating things York students can do to make a difference in the local area

York’s thriving local arts scene

Hidden amongst the the tacky tourist shops, York harbours a number of more original artistic activities. Kirran Shah and Amy…

The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy

Published in 1996, The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy’s first novel, became a bestseller and later won the Booker prize. It is the story of Estha and Rahel, ‘two egg’ boy and girl twins who recount the story of their childhood in India. After a separation of 23 years, the twins are finally reunited through a story of recollection and traumatic events. Governed by traditional customs, they face a society underpinned by a culture of discrimination as they try to rebuild their lives

Literary endeavours

Heloise Wood and Kirran Shah take a look at York’s aspiring student publications

Student life is synonymous, some say, with opinionated rambling. You should be studying for your degree, but exercising your hidden creativity and proving your intellectual prowess in print seems so much more attractive. At university you suddenly feel passionate about things that meant nothing to you before, you are questioning material instead of repetitive rote learning

The Campus Soap Box

This edition, the Young Greens argue against a new generation of nuclear power stations.

Nuclear power is being repackaged and wheeled out as a solution to our climate woes. Those in favour of a new generation of nuclear power plants claim that it can deliver reliable, safe and clean energy – this is not the case. There is a general consensus that global air pollution is seriously impacting our changing climate on a colossal scale

A Man Without a Country, Kurt Vonnegut

Vonnegut’s surprise memoir – he claimed to have retired – is subheaded A Memoir of Life in George W Bush’s America. In it, he draws parallels between the way the world now views America and the way the world viewed Germany during the Nazis’ rise to power