Friday, Jul 19, 2019 | Last Update : 04:16 PM IST

Farrukh Dhondy

Can’t UK govt correspond safely?

The medium became the mistaken message — but of course without the mistaken interpretation there would be no plot and no drama.

13 Jul 2019 5:06 AM

Why do migrants prefer to go to the West?

The immigration services and media of the UK make a distinction between “genuine” migrants and “economic” migrants.

06 Jul 2019 12:31 AM

Boris Johnson is a hypocrite: Yes, even British irony rusts

The lack of self-consciousness is staggering — or perhaps typically British.

29 Jun 2019 12:20 AM

‘I hereby vow to refuse to serve in a Boris Johnson Cabinet’

If Uncle Tom Sajid were to get to the post of Prime Minister through this undemocratic process, I, gentle reader, would be happy.

22 Jun 2019 7:35 AM

Tory leadership race is likely to lead to ‘undemocratic’ Brexit

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has a population of 66 million people.

15 Jun 2019 2:09 AM


Trump arrives as May exits: How will Brits stomach this?

Even Mr Johnson, in the leadership campaign, has said he intends if he wins “to put Farage back in his box”.

08 Jun 2019 4:54 AM

Is there any Indian parallel to the farce happening in Britain?

The new Brexit Party with only one policy — leaving the EU — won 29 of the 74 seats.

01 Jun 2019 6:39 AM

Schools need a new curriculum to fight bigotry

The protests outside Anderton Park school in Birmingham, in which the head teacher refuses to censor the curriculum, have become daily national news.

25 May 2019 7:02 AM

UK’s Islamophobia ban can turn into a blasphemy law: India should look at it

The suffix was added to distinguish the death-cult from one of the popular religions of the world.

18 May 2019 12:05 AM

When most English talkers are Indians, curious words might enter the lexicon

The women who served their households were afforded the dignity of their own names.

11 May 2019 1:06 AM


When protests were not about fuss

Students in the US and UK have protested against what they contend is the lack of women or black writers in the syllabus.

04 May 2019 12:43 AM

Young ones whose opinions matter

Malala was someone who escaped death from the bullets of fanatics who wanted to stop girls being educated.

27 Apr 2019 12:34 AM

‘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

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