An exceptionally invigorating year – the coursework was demanding but highly thought-provoking, rich and comprehensive. The entire process of writing my dissertation on Indo-US relations and critical theory essay on unlocking the dualities of Satyagraha under the expert guidance of Dr Kate Sullivan was very fulfilling. It fitted my background in International Relations and current work in the field of political risk analysis very well. I have great memories of a wonderful year with my classmates – whether it was 'studying’ at the Social Sciences library together, celebrating the end of submissions at the tuck shop on North Parade road, dinning in the medieval halls of Balliol or going to exams together wearing Harry Potter gowns. Wish I could repeat it all over again!