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Farrukh Dhondy

Of hate speech, misfits, weirdoes and ‘thought police’ in Boris’ Britain

The boast of modern democratic societies is that they uphold the principles of freedom of speech.

22 Feb 2020 3:20 AM

Just shoot ’em…? UK must tackle jihadi cells in jails

My father’s pronouncements had no consideration for such subtleties.

15 Feb 2020 6:18 AM

When a Parsi is ‘Hindu’ but a Muslim isn’t

One of these boxes asked for the religion of the dead person. The form, or perhaps it was the operative, offered her two options: Hindu or Muslim.

10 Feb 2020 1:22 AM

In Disunited Kingdom, Brexit’s pain may be felt most by those backing it

So, gentle reader, welcome to DK — the Disunited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

01 Feb 2020 3:19 AM

Selfies will archive ordinary Indians

Parsis came to India in numbers around the eighth century from Persia, after that homeland was invaded by the Arabs in 641.

25 Jan 2020 5:58 AM


We don’t need no revolution... but is Establishment winning?

The countrywide demonstrations against the recent acts of the BJP government are part of the fight for the soul of this country.

18 Jan 2020 3:06 AM

UK public in favour of Harry & Meghan going off to United States

The royal family has assigned duties and is paid by the taxpayer to perform them.

11 Jan 2020 6:29 AM

Perhaps cannabis was exhilarating stuff, quaffed by the early Aryans

In Britain, at university, and then through long political association with West Indian comrades, there was a lot of dope about.

04 Jan 2020 12:44 AM

Like in 1947, shouldn’t Hindus show compassion?

he Syrians and Iraqis fled from the ruins of internecine war.

28 Dec 2019 2:05 AM

After sweep, can BoJo deliver on Brexit vow?

Whole swathes of these constituencies for the first time in decades voted for BoJo and the Tories.

14 Dec 2019 6:09 AM


Uber, Amazon are transforming the way we live. But is it for the better?

It may of course be that they don’t want to fill all those UK tax declarations.

07 Dec 2019 1:39 AM

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