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Farrukh Dhondy

‘Burqa jokes’ become a pawn in the great game of ‘Politopoly’

What could be characterised, absorbed and dismissed as prankish provocation of an idiosyncratic satirist, was not in Johnson’s case.

18 Aug 2018 4:18 AM

A grave Sunday visit

Of course, the surnames on the Parsi graves are familiar.

14 Aug 2018 1:38 AM

Farewell Sir Vidia! Always politically incorrect

VS Naipaul first book on India was, as he said to me, the product of disillusion.

13 Aug 2018 12:35 AM

UK Labour must tackle its anti-Semitism

Several Muslim leaders objected and complained to Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, to take action.

04 Aug 2018 2:21 AM

Crime, religion can’t be clubbed

The pretence for this outrage was that some of these individuals had not subsequently registered their British citizenship.

28 Jul 2018 2:44 AM

Erasing ‘If’ won’t affect Kipling’s work

The students are absolutely within their rights to airbrush poems they don’t want to see on the walls of what is their building.

21 Jul 2018 12:33 AM

Chequers deal: A dead duck for UK?

The Brexitiers won by a narrow margin of 52 to 48 per cent of vote.

14 Jul 2018 12:47 AM

Of false premises & false promises

The Quran says martyrs going to heaven will get “hur”, and the word was taken by early commentators to mean “virgins”, hence those 72 consorts.

07 Jul 2018 12:16 AM

Protect women just like you protect cows!

It should be obvious on the evidence of the last few years that merely passing new laws, or including harsher punishments for old ones, is not enough.

30 Jun 2018 5:33 AM

Don’t be taken in by fake news

Fake history in the service of some petty cause is easily exposed.

23 Jun 2018 5:58 AM

Persians & the Islamic state of Iran

If there was a survey today in Iran, 80 per cent of people would say they want to follow the Zardushti religion.

16 Jun 2018 6:14 AM

Why no #MeToo in Bollywood?

Harvey is seen around the world on television walking, accompanied by American police officers as they conduct him to his hearings in court.

09 Jun 2018 5:50 AM

Art often poses a real dilemma

Cressida attributes gun-and-knife crime in part at least to their aggressive encouragement by drill music and wants it banned.

02 Jun 2018 2:43 AM

Of tech advances and small businesses

Dulwich, original and East, boasts of three bookshops within a mile of each other and the above offer has been made by one of them.

26 May 2018 4:51 AM

A royal wedding & rumours galore

The bookies are accepting bets on who will walk Meghan down the aisle to give her away as tradition dictates.

19 May 2018 2:09 AM

Paying tribute to dear old friends

Obituaries are reserved for those who deserve only a little fame and I am sure I won’t be able to judge the truth or otherwise of any of them.

12 May 2018 6:50 AM

Despite Windrush, most Brits aren’t racist

British home secretary Amber Rudd resigned one of the premier ministries of the British state this week.

05 May 2018 6:33 AM

Blame-thirsty Indians and remorseful Brits

At the first of these sessions last week, Shashi’s book was denounced for bad history and bad statistics by a prominent British historian.

28 Apr 2018 12:13 AM

Of migrants and their antecedents

Mr Powell was calling on the British nation to recognise the peril that threatened Britain through the presence of immigrants.

21 Apr 2018 12:27 AM

If crime is rising, look at the roots

The conference broadened its core topic out as the definitions of “sexual”, of “abuse” and of “institution” allow.

14 Apr 2018 5:57 AM