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Farrukh Dhondy

Cambridge flashback: Of life and times with Clive James

Clive was obviously aware of which side I took in the great international political controversy of the day — the American Vietnam War.

30 Nov 2019 12:45 AM

After Brexit, immigration key factor in UK polls

The British, or 51 per cent of them, don’t like this and voted to leave the European Union to a great measure because of this principle.

23 Nov 2019 2:28 AM

Many British MPs are not contesting polls, and why

Both the main parties of the UK, the Tories and Labour, have suffered deep schisms over Brexit.

16 Nov 2019 12:17 AM

With polls in UK, will Brexit vote remain binding? Or not as such?

Boris makes other promises: to extend jail sentences, build more prisons and fund health and schools, but their main plank is leaving the EU.

09 Nov 2019 12:30 AM

J&K and the plight of native American

No word from the President about the two certainly innocent children whom Baghdadi took to his death with him.

02 Nov 2019 12:15 AM


If Boris’ Brexit plan collapses, he’ll have to call early polls

Two Cabinet ministers, Bojo and a ratty little ex-journalist called Michael Gove, campaigned with Nigel Farage for the Leave side.

26 Oct 2019 7:45 AM

Brexiteers ready to break-up UK

Every day for the last two weeks at least — the opening scenes of the possible final act played out — nothing is certain.

19 Oct 2019 4:46 AM

Gangotri is melting: Will Indians respond with world’s largest ‘XR’?

Hundreds of them have been arrested by the police who are, unlike the police forces of Hong Kong, been benign but firm.

12 Oct 2019 12:05 AM

Charity, genuinely

Even 50 years later, houses of my ramshackle neighbourhood stand as they stood.

05 Oct 2019 1:47 AM

As the adventures in Blunderland turn uglier, will BoJo survive as the Master?

Now the majority of the Bestminster Parlez-shop are opposed to this scheme of leaving the European Bunion without a deal.

28 Sep 2019 6:35 AM


As the Parsi population dwindles in India, will some dating advice help?

These stalwarts will advise young Parsi men on how to conduct themselves during a date with Parsi girls.

21 Sep 2019 2:30 AM

Cannabis is a comedic mystery, but only as long as it’s a forbidden fruit

Cannabis is a historical tradition in the subcontinent.

14 Sep 2019 7:08 AM

Dear Boris, it seems you aren’t well disposed to Westminster democracy

You constantly tell the public that Great Britain will be made great again outside the EU.

07 Sep 2019 12:06 AM

Will UK Parliament suspension split the Tories?

Britain, unlike India, the United States or other democracies has no written constitution.

31 Aug 2019 12:10 AM

Welcome to Boris in Wonderland, with the supporters of democracy

The date is significant because it’s when witches and other mythical creatures emerge and demand a trick or treat.

24 Aug 2019 3:55 AM


Imposing linguistic quirks on others is complicated

From time immemorial, people have changed their religion or changed their names in the pursuit of historical justice.

17 Aug 2019 7:53 AM

The pressure of being ‘intellectual’: When insults fly amid literary spats

It is certainly, even apart from Auden’s observations, looked down upon in British culture.

10 Aug 2019 12:10 AM

Racism is the secret allure of the ‘Take Back Control’ call of UK PM

The Nazis, Brown Shirts and imperial Japanese came to rule their countries though hard-core patriotic appeal.

03 Aug 2019 1:17 AM

In going for no deal, Boris Johnson should beware the Ides of March

The population of Britain is approximately 67 million.

27 Jul 2019 12:05 AM

Great singers, musicians continue to stay fresh

Last weekend in London, another pair of survivors gave a concert in Hyde Park.

20 Jul 2019 7:22 AM