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Farrukh Dhondy

Farrukh Dhondy | Row over a kiss: It’s puritanism, not a breach of Hindu heritage

There is no puritan tradition in Hinduism which would forbid the depiction of two lovers kissing outside a KFC shop or a temple

28 Nov 2020 5:11 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Vaccines on the way… amid talk of conspiracies, Bill Gates’ role

When the vaccine was announced, instead lining up for a shot, I read all manner of lunatic anti-vaccine propaganda

21 Nov 2020 12:00 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Open letter to PM Modi: Let Bharat Mata set an example

"Narendraji, there is one country that can offer examples of an attitude, a policy towards the future and set ideals for rest of the world"

13 Nov 2020 10:05 PM

Farrukh Dhondy | A divided America is battling for its 'soul'

Gentle reader, democracy requires you to choose your side!

07 Nov 2020 11:50 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Communist MP in Britain was Tata’s cousin, Gandhi’s friend

The book is called Comrade Sak and is written by Mark Wadsworth, a black British writer with Caribbean roots

31 Oct 2020 9:42 AM



Tried! When Arun Jaitley batted for art and when my films weren’t banned

24 Oct 2020 11:22 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Multi-ethnic casting rows nothing new, just look back

Last week a new film on Cleopatra was announced and the Egyptian queen is to be played by Gal Gadot, leading to a Twitter storm

17 Oct 2020 9:54 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Will India too leave ‘divided histories’, like US & Britain?

The mass support, “diverse” and white for BLM, indicates that Britain too wants to leave divided histories behind.

11 Oct 2020 8:52 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Had UK Home Secy been in post in 60s, she wouldn’t be here at all

Patel suggested immigrants who attempt to cross the English Channel to land illegally in Britain, should be transported to St Helena

03 Oct 2020 7:00 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Now an amnesty for war crimes, and a law that allows police crime

Britain arms itself with laws that enable practices that were once the preserve of openly savage savage regimes

25 Sep 2020 7:49 PM


Farrukh Dhondy | The politics of erasing Gunga Din

The Black Lives Matter upheaval has resulted in this reappraisal of history

19 Sep 2020 4:41 PM

Farrukh Dhondy | So, you're telling me there is no corruption in Vilayat?

This British government’s corruption has taken advantage of the coronavirus crisis to hand billions of pounds to their cronies

12 Sep 2020 3:16 PM

Farrukh Dhondy | Racist and tribalist: The woke phobia for ‘cultural appropriation’

The use of the cultures, inventions, science, of the West by other cultures isn’t labelled ‘expropriation’

05 Sep 2020 1:09 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | BBC Proms: Bosses caught between govt line and woke repentance

Public hoo-ha between the BBC and the prime minister over song lyrics

02 Sep 2020 12:28 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | UK’s 'Fair Grades Matter' movement, where BoJo performs abysmally

What I would call the Fair Exam Grades Matter movement now took to the streets

24 Aug 2020 4:58 PM


Farrukh Dhondy | Post Channel crossing ‘solution', is France laughing at Priti Patel?

Having fought for and achieved Brexit, Clueless has no recourse to the EU rules that govern the arrival and accommodation of asylum seekers

15 Aug 2020 4:44 PM

Farrukh Dhondy | Art of Persia: Time to question Alexander’s Eurocentric history

Cyrus, a declared Zoroastrian and follower of the single god Ahura Mazda is mentioned in several instances in the Old Testament

08 Aug 2020 2:30 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Boris Johnson's obesity challenge and ‘globalisation’ in COVID times

The British government will ban, for certain hours in the week, mind you, advertising which sells junk food

01 Aug 2020 4:59 PM

Farrukh Dhondy | Is ‘Islamism’ unjustified? It is, but so is ‘women’

The objection is that the terms associate mass murder with Islam and that gives rise to Islamophobia and racism

25 Jul 2020 5:44 PM

Farrukh Dhondy | Rishi and Priti bring us Bringapore

We're beginning to see the shape of the post-COVID UK: Freeports all around but a wall in the channel

18 Jul 2020 12:43 AM