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Farrukh Dhondy

‘Swachchh Bharat’ works only when people don’t spit paan on walls with images of gods

The ploy seems to work on those staircase landings and on other spots where no nuisance is committed.

20 Apr 2019 12:37 AM

Why are India’s airports so strict?

Grand and imposing though they are, the procedures within are a bit of a puzzle.

13 Apr 2019 1:31 AM

Oil has empowered regimes led by fanatics across the Islamic world

The law this week prescribes stoning to death for the supposed sins of adultery and of homosexuality.

06 Apr 2019 6:07 AM

Politics is creating antagonism to distort culture

It may be that all elections, if they are free and sometimes even if they are not free, are determinations of the character or soul of a nation.

30 Mar 2019 6:30 AM

Theresa falls into Blunderland, as Mad Hatters of Brussels make hay

British democracy will certainly outlast Ms May and the foolish maze she has made of Brexit.

23 Mar 2019 12:05 AM

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Brexit vote has left the UK in utter confusion

Theresa May put her withdrawal deal from the European Union to a vote for the second time and last Tuesday, lost overwhelmingly.

16 Mar 2019 12:06 AM

What is behind the new UK trend of teens being stabbed to death?

he British authorities have long pondered the causes and preventive measures to tackle this sort of knife crime.

09 Mar 2019 12:24 AM

Amid the UK furore over anti-Semitism, even I was (wrongly) asked to apologise

The column was provoked by some idiot declaring a World Hijab Day, importuning all women to adopt the head-cover.

02 Mar 2019 2:16 AM

Is the hijab worn mainly to avoid arousal, or simply out of respect?

There is certainly an injunction to modesty, which doesn’t stretch to recommendations of couture.

25 Feb 2019 12:13 AM

Brexit’s ‘unicorns’ and the idiocies, fantasies, myths they spawn

The British satirical press has played the entertaining game of counting unicorns or mentions of them in Parliament.

16 Feb 2019 12:12 AM

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When Yoko Ono, now 85, sought advice for ‘us’ to heal and ‘shine’

The reports of these were accompanied by the fact that Yoko is now 85 years old!

09 Feb 2019 2:15 AM

A ‘Banglatown’ in London?

The tourists flood in — with chic bars, restaurants and shops reflecting the new prosperity.

02 Feb 2019 1:32 AM

What can gender equality mean in the world of Spice Girls?

The phrase “gender equality” in today’s world means very many different things.

26 Jan 2019 2:02 AM

A Brexit tragedy is unfolding

The “winners” constitute at the most four per cent of the total population of the UK.

19 Jan 2019 12:10 AM

Acting honourably is expensive, as UK govt is now discovering

There is and has been for decades a British law against instigating the murder of groups or inciting religious hatred.

12 Jan 2019 12:10 AM

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Of the Magi, high priests, kings... and how India got its ‘boxwallas’

The first Jewish holocaust, unfortunately occasioned by loose talk from Parsi priests.

29 Dec 2018 1:41 AM

The Internet can bring instant fame, and no editorial checks in the way!

The dating site invites you to characterise the sludge of your personality as honey to attract the equally dishonest bees.

22 Dec 2018 5:52 AM

Theresa could end up like Alexander

Cameron miscalculated, not by a long shot but by the narrow margin which pushed the Leavers to victory.

15 Dec 2018 6:47 AM

Who is the real owner of Kohinoor?

With 20 or so resignations recently from Theresa May’s government, no one can keep track of who the current ministers in any department are.

08 Dec 2018 7:27 AM

The irony of UK’s integrative initiatives

The irony of integrative initiatives to encourage uniformity is that they, by definition, point to the differences.

01 Dec 2018 1:14 AM

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