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Farrukh Dhondy

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

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